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NBAA Press Release August 27, 2008

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NBAA’s Bolen Welcomes New RTCA Board President Margaret Jenny

WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2008 –  The Board of Directors of RTCA is pleased to announce the selection of Margaret Jenny as the next RTCA President. Ms. Jenny will succeed Dave Watrous, who will conclude his tenure in August after serving with distinction for 19 years.

RTCA Chairman Ed Bolen expressed the sentiments of the search committee in stating: “We are very excited about Margaret and the important leadership role she will play. Margaret joins RTCA as the future of aviation is being charted, and her depth of experience and collaborative, consensus-building style will contribute significantly to
the hard work being done to ensure that our nation’s aviation system remains the world’s best.”

Ms. Jenny brings a record of accomplishment and vast experience to her role; she is a recognized industry leader in developing innovative solutions to the challenges facing the global aviation industry. Her experiences include: service as MITRE’s technical director in the effort to address advanced air traffic management systems; leadership on RTCA’s Free Flight Select Committee; creation of the airline business and operations analysis division for US Airways; service as vice president for ARINC’s corporate business development initiative; and most recently, serving as CEO for MJF Strategies, a transportation/aviation consulting firm.

Ms. Jenny has an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Masters degree from American University. She is a recipient of the Aviation Week & Space Technology “Laurel” award.

Mr. Bolen also praised the departing Mr. Watrous, stating: “Under Dave’s leadership, RTCA has played a pivotal role in shaping aviation policy utilizing a consensus-based model to advance solutions to contemporary communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic control issues. His contribution has been significant, and we very much appreciate his service to the industry.”

The selection committee included Kevin S. Brown, with The Boeing Company; Judy Marks, with Lockheed Martin Corporation; Phil Boyer, President of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and Ed Bolen, RTCA Board Chairman and President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

Oklahoma Receives New State President August 26, 2008

Posted by Reginald Johnson in Business, Domestic Issues, Homeland Security, Military.
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Maj. General Leo J. Baxter, USA Retired, has been appointed as Oklahoma State President, AUSA.  The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) made the announcement today.

Known as the only non-profit Association that represents all constituents of the Army, AUSA is excited of the new appointment.  AUSA represents active and reserve component soldiers and their families, retirees, Department of the Army civilians, the business community, and anyone interested in the land component of national security.

Baxter’s new job as a state president will require Baxter to assist the Fort Sill and Oklahoma City chapters in the dual AUSA mission of being the “Voice for the Army and Support for the Soldier.”   He will also work with the state legislature on state issues of concern to members. Basically, he will be the voice of the AUSA in Oklahoma.

The AUSA press release gives a short biography of Maj. General Baxter, Retired.:

“…Baxter retired in 2000 after 31 years of active duty.  Since then he has served the local community and the State of Oklahoma on numerous boards and commissions.  He was appointed by Gov. Frank Keating to membership on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma State Board of Career and Technology Education, serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a non-profit think tank promoting free enterprise and limited government, and is the president of the United States Field Artillery Association, with membership in 79 chapters worldwide.  He also serves as a member of the State leadership committee for Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma.”

If you have any questions about the AUSA or would like to receive their press release, please contact:  John Grady, AUSA’s Director of Communications, (703) 907.2613

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