WASHINGTON, DC, September 13, 2012 – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced that Jena Longo joins the association as its new Director of Communications.
Longo comes to GAMA from the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee where she has been the Deputy Communications Director since 2009. In this capacity, she was the primary day-to-day spokesperson for the committee on all matters including aviation and managed press operations for committee hearings and press events. Previous to joining the Senate Commerce Committee, she held the position of Communications Director for the Government Affairs Office of Clear Channel Communications where she implemented communications campaigns and coordinated grassroots activities on a variety of legislative issues. She also previously served in the offices of Senator Ben Nelson and Senator John Breaux.
“Jena’s public and private sector experience and expertise will be invaluable in helping GAMA communicate effectively to the media and policymakers the importance of general aviation manufacturing and our industry’s viewpoints on aviation policy and business issues,” said GAMA’s President and CEO, Pete Bunce. “We welcome her to our team and believe she will be tremendously successful in guiding our advocacy efforts in the United States and around the globe.”
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Longo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political communications and political science from Louisiana State University.
A portrait can be accessed at: http://www.gama.aero/files/Jena_Longo_-_2012-09.jpg