Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tom Poberezny named EAA Chairman


As Chairman and President, Poberezny Announces Leadership Succession
Initiative to Prepare EAA for Next Growth Phase

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (March 4, 2009) - EAA today
announced the appointment of Tom Poberezny as chairman of the board.
EAA's founder and previous chairman of the board, Paul Poberezny, 87,
officially stepped down as chairman earlier this month. Tom will
continue with his current duties as president while also assuming the
chairman's role.

Additionally, Tom Poberezny announced a leadership succession initiative
to prepare the organization for the next phase of growth. He will begin
work with the Board to initiate and lead a search for a new president.
Continued success and continuity of leadership are key objectives.

After joining the organization, EAA's new president will assume
responsibility for day-to-day operations and will focus on enhancing
membership value and growth. As chairman, Poberezny will provide
ongoing counsel to the organization while focusing specifically on
building EAA's endowment, which will lay the foundation to a secure

"It is my goal to responsibly secure the future of this organization and
provide continuity of leadership," Poberezny said. "I'm very proud of
EAA's accomplishments over the past half century. The organization is
financially strong and ready to invest in its long-term future. I look
forward to dedicating my experience and energies toward ensuring EAA's
ongoing success."

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged
community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 160,000 members and 1,000
local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion
for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more
information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or
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