Andrew Moore is the Executive Director of the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA). The NAAA supports the interests of small business owners and pilots licensed as commercial applicators that use aircraft to enhance food, fiber and bio-fuel production, protect forestry and control health-threatening pests. He has served in this position since 2002 and oversees the Association’s government relations efforts, educational programs, finances, communication and outreach efforts, and various meetings and conferences. In 1997, until he took over the Executive Director position, he served as the NAAA’s Director of Government Relations.
Prior to joining the NAAA he served as legislative director for former United States Congresswoman Andrea Seastrand who represented part of California’s Central Coast. In this capacity he handled transportation, agricultural and environmental issues. From 1991-1994 he held the position of manager of congressional affairs for the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association in the Washington, DC area.
Moore has served on a number of important aviation and agricultural policy groups, including the FAA’s Joint Safety Implementation Team for Controlled Flight Into Terrain, and the FAA’s Unmanned Aerial Systems’ Beyond Visual Line of Site Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee, Drone Advisory Committee Subcommittee and Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team. He is also on the Steering Committee of the Pesticide Policy Coalition and serves as that coalition’s Application Committee Chairman. He has been awarded CropLife America’s Agriculture Ambassador Award for his “outstanding service in strengthening the reputation and advancement of crop protection.”
Andrew received his undergraduate degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He also has earned a Masters in Business Administration from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Andrew is originally from Bakersfield, California located in the state’s Central Valley. He grew up in agriculture and his family grows potatoes, carrots, almonds, pistachios, and navel oranges just outside of Bakersfield in Arvin, California.