Peter M. Korns
Senior Manager, Tax, Operations & Workforce Development
Peter M. Korns is the Senior Manager, Tax, Operations & Workforce Development with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
Peter graduated from Kenyon College in 2003 with a B.A. in Political Science. A native of Washington, D.C. he returned to work on Capitol Hill – first for a Congressional House member and then for a political research think tank in development and fundraising. Having grown up flying a variety of single-engine airplanes in the Pacific Northwest, Peter finally pursued professional flying in 2006 and earned his Commercial Multiengine and CFI certificates at FlightSafety Academy's Part-141 program in Vero Beach, FL.
Peter joined NBAA in 2010 and has worked in a variety of technical capacities, including safety, research and conducting the annual compensation survey of flight department personnel. He later completed the Aviation Safety & Security Certificate program at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering in 2015.
Peter represents NBAA and business aviation interests on the joint FAA-industry GAJSC (General Aviation Joint Steering Committee). He co-chairs the CFIT technical working group which conducts in-depth review and analysis of fatal CFIT accidents in order to develop and recommend high-priority safety initiatives and intervention strategies to mitigate accident causes.
Peter currently works with NBAA members on tax and regulatory issues related to business aircraft operations. He also manages NBAA’s annual Careers in Business Aviation Day programs at NBAA BACE and EBACE. These programs introduce thousands of students to the business aviation industry each year and provide young professionals the resources and networking opportunities necessary for building a successful career.
Peter and his fiancé live in both Washington, D.C. and Chautauqua, NY. He is a former gymnast and an active swimmer, cyclist, and yogi. He currently flies an SR-22 and when he can get away from D.C. he enjoys working on his family wheat farm in eastern Washington State.