Following a long career of public service, the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced today that President and CEO, Greg Principato, will retire from the association effective on September 15, 2023. Principato has served the NAA since 2016.
With over 40 years’ experience in Washington, DC, Principato began his career on Capitol Hill. His introduction to aviation came in 1986 when Principato was assigned important roles in Virginia Governor Gerald Baliles’s historic transportation program. Principato built on that experience in 1993 with an appointment during the Clinton Administration to serve as Executive Director of the National Commission to Ensure a Strong Competitive Airline Industry, which laid the essential groundwork for the passage of the General Aviation Revitalization Act.
Prior to his role at NAA, Principato served as President & CEO at the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) as well as Airports Council International – North America.