The list is made up of organizations that “have shown an ability to get things done” in Washington, D.C.
noted AOPA President Mark Baker “is elevating the profile of the general aviation industry.”
Baker, who was appointed the fifth president of AOPA in 2013, has more than 7,500 hours in the left seat and has been flying for more than 35 years. Prior to AOPA, Baker held leadership positions at companies including Home Depot, Gander Mountain, and Orchard Supply Hardware.
AOPA also made The Hill
’s list of top D.C. groups in 2014
Baker credited AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jim Coon and his team for their ongoing work on issues that matter to pilots, especially the recently passed third class medical reform. Baker presented Coon with the AOPA President’s Award following the passage of third class medical reform.
AOPA was the only general aviation organization named to the list.
AOPA Senior Director of Communications
Joe is a student pilot and his first solo flight was at AOPA’s home airport in Frederick, Maryland. Before joining AOPA in 2015, he worked for numerous political campaigns, news organizations, and the White House Press Office.