Steve Brown, chief operating officer for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), oversees all of the Association’s activities relating to aircraft operations and flight department management issues, as well as the administrative, financial and human resources functions.
Prior to joining NBAA on October 4, 2004, Brown served as a top official with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as vice president of operations planning. Brown also has previously served as associate administrator for air traffic services, managing the 35,000 air traffic controllers, maintenance and software technicians, flight inspection pilots and administrative personnel who are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the nation’s airspace systems.
Before joining the FAA in 1998, Brown was president of the National Aeronautic Association and has served as senior vice president of government and technical affairs at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He also has taught a number of aviation-related courses at Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the faculty; has worked for the Texas Aeronautics Commission; and has been employed as an air taxi pilot and full-time flight instructor.
Brown is a graduate of the executive management programs at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Virginia and is a qualified aviation accident investigator certified by the University of Southern California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in industrial education.