Tim Obitts

National Air Transportation Association

Tim ObittsTimothy R. Obitts was named President and CEO of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) in January of 2020. NATA is a founding member of the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and the Council on Sustainable Fuels Accountability, of which Obitts serves as Chairman of the Steering Committee and as Board Chairman, respectively. Obitts was appointed to serve on the DOT Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee (SOCAC). The SOCAC was created by the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 to advise the Secretary of Transportation on issues facing the aviation community related to FAA safety oversight and certification programs.

Obitts most recently served as the Association’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the day-to-day operation of NATA.

Prior to joining NATA in November 2014, Obitts served as the managing partner of Gammon & Grange, P.C., a national practice law firm specializing in nonprofit and communications law. During Obitts’ 18 years at Gammon & Grange, he served as corporate counsel and general counsel for many nonprofits and trade associations, handling a wide array of issues that affect their day-to-day activities and also lobbied Capitol Hill and federal agencies.

Obitts earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from California Western School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree, double major Philosophy and History, from Gordon College, where he also was named All-New England in Tennis, NAIA. Obitts is licensed to practice law in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia and Virginia, as well as numerous federal and appellate courts, and the U.S Supreme Court. Obitts co-founded several nonprofit organizations and serves on several nonprofit boards. Obitts and his wife of 22 years, Krista, have five children, ranging in age from eight to eighteen.


Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) – Technical Panel
Monday, 23 May 2022
16:00 – 16:45

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) – OEM Panel
Monday, 23 May 2022
16:45 – 17:30