Regional Airline Association


Regional Airline Association

In 1968 the Association of Commuter Airlines merged with the National Air Taxi Conference to form what became the National Air Transportation Conferences and later, the National Air Transportation Associations. In 1975, this group again became independent under the name Commuter Airline Association of America and assumed its present name in 1981. RAA’s purpose is to provide technical, government relations and public relations services for regional airlines. Membership: $990 (Associate).

Organization Type:
National Trade or Professional Association
Acronym:
RAA
Tax Exempt Status:
501(c)(6)
Industry:
Transportation, Aerospace/Aviation, Airlines, Aviation
Year Founded:
1975
Address:
1201 15th St. NW
Suite 430 Washington, DC 20005-2899
Telephone:
Fax:
Website:
Email:
Staff:
21
Volunteers:
30
Members:
280 associate members and 22 airlines


Financial Snapshot

 

Total revenues: $2,450,894


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
3.01%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Revenue
 
Program service revenue
 
Total contributions
 
Investment income

Total expenses: $2,498,045


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
11.69%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Expenses
 
Management fees
 
Conferences, conventions, meetings
 
Legal fees
 
Other

Total assets: $1,162,240


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
-6.14%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Assets
 
Savings and temporary cash investments
 
Cash -- non-interest bearing
 
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges
 
Other

Total Liabilities: $101,530


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
-23.87%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Liabilities
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
Deferred revenue

Regional/State Affiliation


This association reports using a management firm on their 990 tax documents.


   Revenue:

Revenue: Amount ($)
Program service revenue 2,433,477
Total contributions 11,796
Investment income 5,621
Royalties 0
Sales of non-inventory assets 0
Net rental income 0
Miscellaneous revenue 0
Gaming income 0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds 0
Fundraising income 0
Income from sales of inventory 0
Total Revenue:

$2,450,894

1-yr growth
3.01%
Program service revenue
Total contributions
Investment income

   Expenses:

Expenses: Amount ($)
Management fees 1,633,814
Conferences, conventions, meetings 259,909
Legal fees 133,950
Other fees 131,256
Advertising and promotion 87,524
Travel 83,121
Lobbying fees 56,387
Other expenses 39,278
Office expenses 38,021
Grants to individuals in the US 16,000
Accounting fees 10,000
Insurance 8,583
Investment management fees 202
Grants to governments/orgs in the US 0
Professional fundraising fees 0
Information technology 0
Royalties 0
Occupancy 0
Interest expense 0
Payments to affiliates 0
Depreciation, depletion, amortization 0
Grants to orgs and individuals outside the US 0
Benefits paid to or for members 0
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc 0
Compensation of disqualified persons 0
Compensation for non-officers/directors 0
Pension plan contributions 0
Other employee benefits 0
Payroll taxes 0
Travel/entertainment expenses to public officials 0
Total Expenses:

$2,498,045

1-yr growth
11.69%
Management fees
Conferences, conventions, meetings
Legal fees
Other fees
Advertising and promotion
Travel
Lobbying fees
Other expenses
Office expenses
Grants to individuals in the US
Others

   Assets:

Assets: Amount ($)
Savings and temporary cash investments 677,000
Cash -- non-interest bearing 355,739
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges 77,371
Accounts receivable 24,282
Other assets 19,963
Land, buildings, & equipment (net) 7,885
Investments in publicly traded securities 0
Pledges and grants receivable 0
Inventories for sale or use 0
Investments in other securities 0
Receivables from officers, directors, etc. 0
Receivables from disqualified persons 0
Notes and loans receivables 0
Program-related investments 0
Intangible assets 0
Total Assets:

$1,162,240

1-yr growth
-6.14%
Savings and temporary cash investments
Cash -- non-interest bearing
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges
Accounts receivable
Other assets
Land, buildings, & equipment (net)

   Liabilities:

Liabilities: Amount ($)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 84,229
Deferred revenue 17,301
Tax-exempt bond liabilities 0
Escrow or custodial account liability 0
Loans and other payables to officers, directors, etc. 0
Secured mortgages and notes payabl 0
Unsecured mortgages and notes payable 0
Other liabilities 0
Grants payable 0
Total Liabilities:

$101,530

1-yr growth
-23.87%
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
Deferred revenue

   Net Assets:

Net Assets: Amount ($)
Unrestricted net assets 1,042,371
Temporarily restricted net assets 18,339
Permanently restricted net assets 0
Total Net Assets:

$1,060,710

1-yr growth
-4.45%
Unrestricted net assets
Temporarily restricted net assets

Key Staff

  
Name Ascending
Title 
Function 
Add Prospect 
Bill Whyte Vice President, Aviation Operations and Technical Services Computer/Information Technology, Operations, Senior Executive ...X
Bryan Bedford Immediate Past Chair Senior Executive ...X
Chip Childs Treasurer Administration, Board Member, Finance ...X
David Perez-Hernandez Contact, Exhibit Pre Sales Conventions/Meetings, Marketing ...X
Dawn L. Tullis Coordinator, (Membership, Meetings and Operations) Conventions/Meetings, Membership, Operations ...X
Diana Lundie Contact, Exhibit Sales and Sponsorship Conventions/Meetings, Marketing, Membership ...X
Dion Flannery Vice Chair Board Member, Finance ...X
Drew Jacoby Lemos Director, Government Affairs Director of Government Relations, Government Relations ...X
Faye Malarkey Black President and Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director ...X
Gabe Capella Contact, Exhibit Services Conventions/Meetings ...X
Jerry Schumacher Purchasing Forum Administration, Conventions/Meetings ...X
Kelly Murphy Editor Publications ...X
Kendra Speak Contact, Exhibit Services Conventions/Meetings ...X
Kristen Pratt Manager, Membership and Operations Membership, Operations ...X
Linda Markham Executive Committee At Large Board Member, Senior Executive ...X
Mallory de la Rosa Contact, Event Registration Conventions/Meetings ...X
Nobuyo Reinsch Vice President, Aviation Safety and Security Senior Executive ...X
Rick Leach Chair Board Member, Chairman of the Board ...X
Sara Haukap Manager, Convention Conventions/Meetings ...X
Sharon Smith-Prosper Executive Assistant Administration ...X
Tim Komberec Secretary Administration, Board Member ...X

Meetings/Conferences

Year Descending
Name 
Location 
Facility 
From 
To 
Attendance 
Exhibitors 
Facility Amenities 
2020RAA 45th Annual Convention 2020 Phoenix , AZ , United States Phoenix Convention Center September 30 October 3 1000 attendees Convention Center...X
2019RAA Annual Summer Seminars 2019 Charlotte , NC , United States Hilton Charlotte Center City June 16 June 18    ...X
2019RAA 44th Annual Convention 2019 Nashville , TN , United States The Nashville Music City Convention Center September 4 September 7    ...X
2018RAA 43rd Annual Convention 2018 Long Beach , CA , United States Long Beach Convention and Expo Center September 23 September 26    ...X
201742nd Annual Convention West Palm Beach , FL , United States Palm Beach County Convention Center September 24 September 27   Convention Center...X
2016RAA Safety Council Meeting Washington , DC , United States   November 8 November 9    ...X
2015RAA 2015 Fall Meeting Washington , DC , United States Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill October 28 October 29    ...X

Publications

Name 
Frequency 
Advertising 
Airline Member DirectoryonlineNo...X
Associate Member DirectoryonlineNo...X
Regional HorizonsquarterlyYes...X

Recent Lobbying Spending

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

2019 Q4: $30,000
2019 Q3: $30,000
2019 Q2: $20,000
2019 Q1: $0
2018: $30,000


PAC Details

Name: Regional Airline Association Political Action Committee (Raa PAC)



FEC ID: C00648402



Last updated: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM


PAC Contributions

(2017-2018)

Contributions

 Republicans

Outside Representation

Firm Name Ascending
Reg/ Term 
Date 
Elevate Government Affairs, LLCRegistration ...X
Penn Hill GroupRegistration 07/01/2019 ...X
Signal Group ConsultingTermination 05/26/2019 ...X
SmithBucklin & AssociatesTermination 12/31/2017 ...X

Legislative Issue Focus

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

Active Legislation

This organization has no active legislation data available.

Contractors

Contractor Ascending
Service Category 
Reported Year Descending
Reported Compensation 
Penn Hill Group Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $60,000 ...X
Signal Group Consulting Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $20,000 ...X
Signal Group Consulting Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $70,000 ...X
CROWELL & MORING, LLP LEGAL SERVICES2017 $121,682 ...X
Signal Group Consulting Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $60,000 ...X
SMITHBUCKLIN MGT SERVICES/PRES. & STAFF COMP.2017 $1,610,799 ...X
SmithBucklin & Associates Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $80,000 ...X
Signal Group Consulting Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $80,000 ...X
SmithBucklin & Associates Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $196,000 ...X
SMITHBUCKLIN CORPORATION MGT SERVICES & PRES. COMPENSATION2016 $1,230,702 ...X
Signal Group Consulting Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 $110,000 ...X
SmithBucklin & Associates Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 $196,000 ...X
SMITHBUCKLIN CORPORATION MGT SERVICES & PRES. COMPENSATION2015 $1,244,200 ...X
McBee Strategic Cons GOVT RELATIONS CONSULTING2014 $146,286 ...X
Signal Group Consulting Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2014 $80,000 ...X
SmithBucklin & Associates Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2014 $184,000 ...X
SMITHBUCKLIN CORPORATION MGT SERVICES & PRES. COMPENSATION2014 $1,277,817 ...X
SmithBucklin & Associates Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2013 $280,000 ...X
SmithBucklin & Associates Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2012 $200,000 ...X
SmithBucklin & Associates Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2011 $180,000 ...X
SmithBucklin & Associates Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2010 - ...X
Elevate Government Affairs, LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal  - ...X

***Disclaimer: This information has been sourced from a combination of the IRS Forms 990, 5500, and the Federal Audit Clearinghouse



 
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