The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) recently recognized retiring National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) chief operating officer Steve Brown for his strategic contributions to the global business aviation community, particularly for his guidance to IBAC and its direction for more than a decade. The inaugural DG award was presented to Brown during the recent NBAA/IBAC international dinner.

Brown served on the IBAC governing board as an advisor to IBAC and its director general, Kurt Edwards. “Steve has always been willing to share his sage advice and counsel that made a lasting and positive impression on me and IBAC as an organization,” Edwards said. “Steve played an important role in helping IBAC set strategic direction to guide our growth. He was willing to find resources within NBAA to build the capacities of IBAC and identified NBAA members and staff to help support many of our ICAO initiatives.”

The inaugural DG award was named after the directional gyroscope, the mechanism behind the heading indicator in the instrument panel used by pilots for navigation. DG also refers to the initials for director general. “We felt the DG reference was fitting for Steve as a visionary leader in the development and direction of IBAC. We at IBAC wish Steve the best in his retirement and thank him again for his contributions,” Edwards added.


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