ATA Appoints Key Executives

The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA) today announced the appointment of four key executives.
David A. Berg has been named vice president, general counsel and secretary for the association. Berg joined ATA in 1985 as staff attorney, and was promoted to senior attorney in 1987. In 1994, he was promoted again to assistant general counsel. At ATA, Berg has had primary responsibility for managing major industry litigation and numerous regulatory issues. Berg received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland, a master of music degree from Northwestern University and a juris doctor degree from Washington College of Law, American University.
Paul R. Archambeault has been named vice president and chief financial officer. Archambeault joined ATA in March 1991, and has held several management roles in finance and operations including manager - revenue accounting; manager financial systems & accounting; director - Aviation Millennium Project (Industry Y2K program); and director - aviation security. Archambeault graduated from Old Dominion University in December 1990 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting, received his master’s degree in financial management from George Mason University and holds a current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.
John P. Heimlich has been promoted to Chief Economist. Heimlich joined ATA as director, economic and market research in April 2001. Prior to joining ATA, he worked in the financial planning, financial analysis and regulatory affairs departments of United Airlines beginning in 1996. Heimlich graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University in 1991 and holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard University.
James P. McVaney has joined the association’s government affairs team as a director. McVaney most recently served as director, federal relations for the American Chemistry Council, and previously as director, government affairs of the Food Marketing Institute. McVaney holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Georgia.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce the promotion of three talented and experienced ATA employees. Each has served with great distinction over the years and have contributed much to the association and the airline industry,” said ATA President and CEO James C. May. “It is with equal pleasure that I welcome Jim McVaney to the ATA team. He is a respected and experienced lobbyist and will help advance the airline industry’s future efforts.”
The Air Transport Association is the trade association for the leading U.S. airlines. ATA member airlines transport 95 percent of all passenger and cargo traffic in the United States.