Our Vision: To be the nationally recognized voice for the public interest, states and territories on aviation and the national aviation system.

Center Board of Directors

Center Board Members

Dr. Jeffrey DeCarlo

Center Chairman

New England Regional Director
Administrator, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division.

Cassandra Isackson

NASAO Vice Chair
Director, Aeronautics Office of the Minnesota Department of Transportation

Steve Rawding

Aviation Planner / Real World Design Challenge State Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division


Mike McHugh

Education Coordinator 
North Dakota Aeronautics Commission


Dr. John Eagerton

Aviation Bureau Chief
Alabama Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Bureau

Ronnie Mitchell

NASAO Chairman
Director, Aeronautics Division, Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Stephanie Ward

Manager, Aviation Planning; Vice President
Mead & Hunt

Dr. Bill Hutto

Airport/Aviation Center Director
Auburn University


Brad Brandt

NASAO Immediate Past Chairman
Aviation Director, Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development






Whether you are a state aviation official, staff member or a Friend of NASAO, there are opportunities for you to become more involved with NASAO through participation on one of our many Committees. See a complete list of opportunities and let us know where you would like to be involved. More
NASAO is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even the Federal Aviation Administration’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The states first established NASAO to ensure uniformity of safety measures, to standardize airport regulations and develop a truly national air transportation system responsive to local, state, and regional needs. More
NASAO holds two formal conferences each year – our Annual Convention and Trade Show, typically held in September and a Washington Legislative Conference held in the nation’s Capital during the February/March timeframe. NASAO also has a presence at EAA’s AirVenture, held each year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in late July. Whether you are looking to attend an interesting, informative and relevant conference or would like to exhibit or sponsor an event, let us know. More
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