West Star Aviation’s Chad Farischon, vice president of Strategic Development, has been elected to NATA, the National Air Transportation Association Board of Directors.
He has more than 30 years of aviation operations and business experience. He earned his B.S. degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and currently holds a private pilot license. Chad is a member of the National Business Aircraft Association, American Association of Airport Executives and serves as Chair of the NATA Airport Business Committee.
“Chad has been a pillar on NATA’s Air Charter and Airport Business committees. Now, with collective industry experience and individual voices on the Board, this will enhance NATA’s collaborative and proactive leadership for our members,” said NATA President and CEO Timothy Obitts. “As the aviation business environment shifts and advances, so must our member guidance and advocacy. We look forward to continuing to benefit from our newest Board members’ knowledge and perspectives, and we thank them for their dedication to advancing the safety and success of the aviation business community.”
“Chad has been a beneficial addition to the West Star team. His involvement in NATA provides an opportunity for him to give back to our industry while allowing West Star to participate in important industry trends affecting our customers and employees,” stated Jim Rankin, CEO.
“I appreciate the opportunity to be included in such important matters that affect our industry while being able to apply my skills and knowledge to the broad range of industry challenges facing NATA members and our aviation industry, while also representing West Star and providing important feedback,” said Farischon, VP of Strategic Development.
West Star is based at St. Louis Regional Airport in East Alton.