Organization: Ohio Aviation Association
Job Title: Part Time - Executive Director
Job Description: Ohio Aviation Association (OAA), a statewide, non-profit, grass roots aviation advocacy organization, is seeking an Executive Director to serve as the principal authority for managing the day-to-day activities of OAA, a 501(c)(6) corporation. Responsibilities include: work with Board of Directors and members to secure public support, funding, and recognition of the aviation industry in Ohio, throughout the state; understand the legislative process and the needs of the statewide airports community; carry-out day-to-day operations in the areas of advocacy, finance, membership, development, and communications; and supervise the work of any additional staffing and a contracted lobbyist; and manage the planning and execution of OAA Annual Conference and OAA Annual Golf Outing The successful candidate must also facilitate, coordinate, and maintain current relationships between the organization’s membership and legislators of Ohio, and support forging new relationships with membership and legislators.

In-state travel is required. The successful candidate will be visionary, collaborative, well organized, and a self-starter with a skill set that lends itself to excellent public relations and communication. The candidate must be willing to work non-traditional hours. Knowledge of the legislative process, advocacy, and a working knowledge and/or experience in Airport Management and Aviation sector is a plus.

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Aviation, or related field required. A minimum of three years working with public organizations, public boards, or other public entities required.

Executive Director will serve under a professional services contract with the Association in a value commensurate with experience and qualifications, but present budgeted compensation is approximately $45,000- $55,000 per year.
Additional Details: All questions should be directed to Ohio Aviation Association Search Committee CoChair (Elton Cultice) at 937-346-5690 or (Maria Benovic) at 440-465-5632.
To Apply: To be considered, please provide a candidate or firm/team proposal package which contains at a minimum: cover letter, resume of the principal point of contact for our account (not more than 2 pages), approach to the position including an approach to the delivery of services to match the budget (not more than 4 pages), and three (3) professional references by June 30, 2022 to:
Search Committee Chair
Ohio Aviation Association
Mr. Elton Cultice, President
OAA Search Committee
1636 N Main Street
Urbana, OH 43078

Or at: [email protected]


Welcome to the Ohio Aviation Association

The Ohio Aviation Association is a non-profit association that brings many together to strengthen the voice of aviation in the State of Ohio. Members consist of:

  • airport management & staff
  • city & county commissioners
  • aviation engineers/planning professionals
  • fixed base operators & direct service providers
  • aviation students
  • aviation education institutions
  • aviation enthusiasts 
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OAA Political Action Committee - Call for Support

The Ohio Aviation Association Political Action Committee (OAA PAC) would like to thank those who have supported our efforts in 2021. Without your assistance, the OAA PAC would not have been able to provide over $5,500 in donations to Ohio legislators that support aviation in 2021.  We ask you to consider supporting our efforts into 2022 because our work is not done. The latest federal legislation that provides funding for airports brings the need to continue to talk about airports with state legislators.  We will work to ensure Ohio can fully realize all the federal funding that is due to our eligible airports.

We cannot do this without your assistance! To learn more about OAA PAC, or to contribute, please click the button below:

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Member Highlight

Our Member Highlight program will periodically highlight members. The purpose is to bring attention to recently completed airport projects, or upcoming projects, in Ohio as well as highlight airport economic impacts in one, easy-to-read document. Once completed, this one-page speaking piece can be used by members when speaking with officials, OAA will use it to spread the news of Ohio's airports, and more!  Contact us at [email protected] for more information on how to get your airport or business highlighted!

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Our newest member highlight:



Students are Our Future!

The Ohio Aviation Association supports Ohio's aviation students in several ways:

  • Norm Crabtree Scholarship
  • Mentorship Program
  • Free Attendance at OAA Events
  • and more...
Do you want to help support the future of aviation in Ohio?  Click the button below to donate now to the Norm Crabtree Scholarship via credit card. This button will take you to a payment page. Donations are also accepted via check. Please send your check to:

Ohio Aviation Association
PO Box 340257
Columbus, OH 43235


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*The Norm J Crabtree Scholarship is maintained as a restricted account by OAA as part of its 501c6 business operations