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Congratulations Ann Crook!

Congratulations Ann Crook-- NBAA Silk Scarf Award Recipient!!!

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The New York Aviation Management Association congratulates Past NYAMA President Ann B. Crook, Director of Aviation at Elmira Corning Regional Airport, who was recently honored by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) with their prestigious “Silk Scarf” Award. The award was presented by Dean Saucier (right) of NBAA and William McShane (left), Sheltair Aviation and NYAMA board member, on September 18, 2014 during the Awards Luncheon at NYAMA's Fall Conference and Exhibit Show. 

Ms. Crook was recognized by NBAA for her outstanding contributions to aviation, including her work as two-term NYAMA President (2012-2014). Her efforts to support the Aviation Jobs Act, her contributions to NYAMA's federal advocacy efforts, and her ongoing work as President of the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (NECAAAE). Ms. Crook's relationship-based approach to strengthening the aviation community was cited as contributing to the success of the industry nationally and in New York State. 

Ms. Crook was nominated for this award by NYAMA board member and recent Silk Scarf recipient William McShane. The Silk Scarf Award is presented to those individuals who make a significant impact on aviation.

NBAA was founded in 1947 and since its inception, the Silk Scarf Award has been presented to approximately 100 aviation professionals world-wide, in an effort to honor outstanding business aviation community members and inspire future aviators. The NBAA Silk Scarf Award is given to individuals for special contributions to the business aviation community during their careers and who have advanced, advocated for, educated and dedicated themselves to business aviation. Award presentations are made either at Association events, such as the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, or at events hosted by regional business aviation groups at locations nationwide. Former notable recipients include Nick Sabatini – FAA Associated Administrator, Don Humason – Massachusetts State Senator and Matt Zuccaro –Helicopter Association International President, among others. The award is not given lightly and is closely scrutinized.

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