NBAA Tony Kern award recipients recognised for professionalism


Viva NBAA 2013

Eighteen people working in the business aviation industry who have shown “outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of aviation safety” have received awards from the National Business Aviation Association.

They have received the NBAA’s annual Dr Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award, which recognises people who show exceptional leadership in the areas of professional ethics, vocational excellence, continuous improvement, professional engagement, professional image, and selflessness.

This year’s recipients are Robert Agostino, James Albright, Richard Boll, Russell Bryan, Steve Charbonneau, Gerald Ferriss, Jason Herman, Fred Karnik, David Keys, Yann Lemasson, William McNease, Rodrigo Mulchi, Donald Paddock, Paul “BJ” Ransbury, Sarah Rovner, Gregory Scott, Jim Weaver, and Scott White.

The peer-nominated award was created to honour Dr Tony Kern, a co-founder of Convergent Performance, a distinguished USAF veteran, and the author of five books on human performance.

“We are again impressed by the number and calibre of the nominations submitted,” said Mark Larsen, NBAA senior manager of safety and flight operations. “These 18 individuals perfectly meet what Dr Kern defines as ‘professional’.”