Paul Doell

Vice President, Government Affairs and Security Policy

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Paul Doell joined NACA in 2001 as Director of Government Affairs.  In November 2017 he was promoted to Vice President of Government Affairs and Security Policy.

Mr. Doell represents NACA carriers before Congress, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Transportation. He has helped guide various aviation-related bills through Congress to achieve positive results for the association's members, including changes to public law relating to Fly America, minimum purchase requirements for commercial airlift chartered by the military, and foreign air carrier seventh freedom applications.

Mr. Doell serves as an official member the United States government's delegation for bilateral and multi-lateral aviation negotiations, which has held talks with over 30 nations, including the historical U.S./EU Open Skies agreement. He advocated the advancement of U.S. international charter rights and Open Skies agreements.

In 2016 Mr. Doell was selected to represent the U.S. charter carrier industry on the Department of Transportation's negotiated rulemaking committee for improving disability access for air travel which came to agreement on lavatory access for single aisle aircraft and additional access to in-flight entertainment systems. 

Before joining NACA, Mr. Doell served as a legislative assistant for Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), and, then, with Representative Steven Kuykendall (R-CA). He was the members' main advisor/representative on a wide range of issues including foreign policy, crime, and aviation. During his time as a congressional staffer, he advanced legislation combating abuses of victim's rights, gun trafficking, and pension benefits.

Mr. Doell staffs the Security Council and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the association.