Randy Kenagy is the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s new chief of staff for its Government Affairs Division. In the newly created position, Kenagy will help to enhance AOPA’s advocacy and lobbying activities on behalf of the association’s members.
“Randy has more than a decade’s worth of experience at AOPA and has a strong aviation background,” said Andy Cebula, AOPA executive vice president of government affairs. “His knowledge of the industry and analytical and research skills make him highly qualified for his new role as chief of staff.”
Kenagy will work alongside division vice presidents on all aspects of Government Affairs for the association, including FAA funding, security, air traffic, airports, certification, and technology. He will continue to support the association’s efforts to oppose user fees.
Previously, Kenagy was AOPA’s senior director of strategic planning. In that role he was responsible for policy development, planning and implementation of activities as they relate to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), and the communication, navigation, and surveillance elements of National Airspace System (NAS) modernization.
Kenagy has worked at AOPA since 1996. He holds an airline transport pilot certificate and is a certificated flight instructor.
The 414,000-member AOPA has represented the interests of general aviation pilots since 1939. General aviation includes all flying except the scheduled airlines and the military. Nearly two-thirds of all U.S. pilots, and three-quarters of the general aviation pilots, are AOPA members.
January 29, 2008