Greg Principato, president and CEO of the NAA, will serve as the non-voting director of the selection committee. "For nearly the entire history of aviation, the Collier Trophy has recognized outstanding achievements,” he said. “Even more than that, by shining a bright light on all those advances, the Collier provides an incentive to even greater achievement for those who would come after. Aviation is not a static industry, it — and our society — depends on constant improvement and innovation. The Collier has played a key role in that, and this year's nominees are in that tradition."