It was time for celebration for the 11 individuals who received the annual Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award this year in 2018.
The hard work they had put in has been recognized.
The announcement for these awards was made by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). This award is given to those individuals in the business aviation industry who have shown outstanding professionalism and leadership quality to further aviation safety.
So, the 2018 Kern Award went to –
- Christopher Algee
- Dan Boedigheimer
- Daniel Goldman
- Marty Grier
- Richard Keltner
- George Kleros
- Clarke McNeace
- Adam Parnes
- Anna Romer
- David Small
- Robert Snyder
According to Mark Larsen, NBAA senior manager of safety and flight operations, the caliber of people who are working in business aviation is quite high and the quality that is seen in this year nominations shows it clearly.
The 11 individuals who have received the award have shown professionalism of the highest levels and that NBAA is pleased to recognize them.
Why is Dr. Tony Kern Award given?
Dr. Tony Kern was the co-founder of Convergent Performance and this award has been created to honor him.
He is a distinguished US Air Force Veteran and has written five books on human performance. Dr. Tony Kern award is given to those individuals who show excellent leadership qualities in the following areas –
- Professional ethics
- Vocational excellence
- Continuous improvement
- Professional engagement
- Professional image
How the recipients for Dr. Tony Kern Award are decided?
A panel of NBAA Safety Committee Professionalism Working Group members examines the nominations to determine the winner. Nominations for the 2019 awards will be accepted by NBAA starting from January.
Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award was started in 2015 and it is given to aviation professionals including pilots, flight dispatchers, flight attendants, maintenance technicians or other professionals.
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