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AOPA Senior VP Named IAOPA Secretary General

April 28, 2021

AOPA Senior VP Named IAOPA Secretary General

The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) has named AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jim Coon as its next secretary general.

He will take over from Craig Spence—who is only the fifth leader of the 56-year-old organization—on August 1. As senior vice president of government affairs, Coon is responsible for the implementation of AOPA’s political, legislative, and regulatory initiatives before Congress, federal agencies, and state legislatures. He has more than three decades of experience working with Congress and the aviation industry. Coon has held the role of staff director for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and majority staff director for the House aviation subcommittee. He has also served in leadership roles for the National Air Transportation Association, The Boeing Company, and the Air Transport Association (now A4A).
   —Please visit https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/allnews/2020/may/pilot/aopa-action-may-2020 to read more.