The NBAA’s Top 40 Under 40 shines a light on young professionals making their mark in the business aviation industry. Avialex Law Group, LLP’s Partner, John T. Van Geffen, was nominated for his work in business management and chosen by the NBAA Young Professionals (“YoPro”) Council, a group of business aviation professionals and NBAA staff liaisons working to build relationships between the industry’s emerging leaders.
John Van Geffen is making an impact. When he’s not assisting clients with a wide spectrum of aviation legal needs, he serves as an AOPA panel attorney, regional vice president for the International Air and Transportation Safety Bar Association, and provides pro bono assistance to help local flight schools offer free discovery flights to students. In other spare time that somehow exists, Van Geffen volunteers on the Board of Trustees for the Oakland Aviation Museum, helping to preserve its 80-year-old hangar and coordinating STEM education opportunities for young people.“I want to bring back that old view of aviation – the sense of it being a really majestic, inspiring thing,” he said. “Any way I can help get the next generation on board with that, I’m going to do it.”