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Board of Directors

Kathy Guilfoyle
Member                                    Campbell Conroy & O‘Neil P.C.
Boston, MA

President-Elect COO & Affiliations
Debra Santos
Boeing Retiree
Seattle, WA
Treasurer/ Secretary
Ann Thornton Field

Partner, General Litigation Department - Gordon & Rees LLP
Philadelphia, PA

VP, Leader Development (Next Gen)
Shelley A. Svoren

CEO + Founder
Infinite Branches, LLC 
Napa Valley, CA

Bobbi Wells
Vice President Safety, American Airlines
Dallas, TX

VP, Annual Conference
Connie Avery

Flight Test Safety Lead, Wisk Aero
Phoenix, AZ

VP, Association Development
Karen Blanks Ellis

Managing Director-Strategic Envir. Mgmt & Sustainability - FedEx Express
Memphis, TN

VP, Stakeholder Experience
Sheila Remes

Vice President, Environmental Sustainability - The Boeing Company
Seattle, WA

VP, Events
Sophie Ghezai

Program Director, Flight Safety Foundation
Washington, D.C.

VP, Americas
MC Ernst

Senior Vice President,
Special Risks Underwriting Department Manager - USAIG
New York, NY

VP, Europe/Africa
Marita Lintener

Head of International Affairs, Skyguide
Zurich-Geneva, Switzerland

VP, Asia/Middle East
Selda Konukcu

Sr. Director, Commercial Aircraft Sales, Airbus
Dubai, UAE

VP, Marketing & Communications
Cristiane Dart

DEI Communications Head & Senior Marketing Manager, Americas, SITA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2023 Board Meetings

  • June 12--13, 2023
  • August 16, 2023
  • October 9-10, 2023

In Memoriam

Honoring those who are trailblazers in the industry and contributors to IAWA. Click here to view their backgrounds and accomplishments.


Advisory Board

Advisory Board, Co-Chair
Katie Callahan

Vice President, United States Aircraft Insurance Group
New York, NY

Advisory Board, Co-Chair
Diana Gurfel
Partner - Condon & Forsyth LLP
New York, NY

Advisory Board
Carol Anne Anderson

Assistant Director Legal Services GC-Legal - IATA

Geneva, Swtizerland

Advisory Board
Andrea Brantner

SVP & Lead Counsel - GE Capital Aviation Services
Norwalk, CT

Advisory Board
Dr. Sharon DeVivo

President and Chief Executive Officer - Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology
Flushing, NY

Advisory Board
Kris Fellrath

Aviation Advisor
Seattle, WA
Advisory Board
Mary Ellen Jones

VP Sales, Asia Pacific - Pratt & Whitney
Hartford, CT
Adivsory Board Elizabeth Freidenberg
Freidenberg,Freidenberg & Lifsic
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Advisory Board
Zoé Layden

Managing Director - Claveaux Consulting
London, UK
Advisory Board
Ana Maria Blanco-Persiani

Regional Sales Director - Latin America & Caribbean, Aireon
Miami, FL
Advisory Board
Susan Walsh

Director, Commercial & Int. Programs- Pratt & Whitney
Washington, DC
Advisory Board
Di Reimold

Director of Strategic Operations - Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
Advisory Board
Mylene Scholnick

Principal - ICF International
New York, NY

Advisory Board
Ellyn Slow

Consultant - Ellyn Slow Consulting, LLC
Weston, CT

Advisory Board
Robbin Page                        Vice President of Human Resources
Memphis, TN

Advisory Board                      Kathy Posner
Condon & Forsyth
New York, NY

Advisory Board                 Andi Sims                        Vice President of Marketing 
Birmingham, AL

Honorary Board

Marion Blakey
President and CEO (Ret.)
Rolls-Royce North America, Inc.
Reston, VA

Sharon Holahan
Executive Vice President, Global Head of Complex Claims
Global Aerospace, Inc.
Parsippany, NJ

Dame Deirdre Hutton
Chair (Ret.)
Civil Aviation Authority, UK
London, United Kingdom

Dr. Fang Liu
Secretary General
Quebec, Canada