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June 14, 2007Brian Elson has joined AIA as director of Legislative Affairs, bringing with him experience working on high-level aviation issues within the U.S. Transportation Department. Elson will focus on civil aviation issues in his position with AIA. He was previously associate director of Governmental Affairs in the DOT Office of the Secretary. Elson served as liaison to congressional offices specializing in FAA and Office of Aviation and International Affairs issues. In that role he focused on Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) implementation in addition to other aviation-related initiatives. AIA President and CEO John Douglass said Elson's background and experience are excellent assets to the association and member companies. "Brian has been immersed in some of the most important top-level aviation issues for the last two years," Douglass said. "We welcome this valuable perspective." A graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver, Elson has experience at an aviation management consulting group in Colorado and also worked on political campaigns.