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Board of Directors

Bobbi Wells

Vice President Safety & Airworthiness, Air Operations - FedEx Express
Memphis, TN
President-Elect COO & Affiliations
Katherine Bennett, CBE

Senior Vice-President Public Affairs - Airbus
London, United Kingdom
Treasurer/ Secretary
Ann Thornton Field

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

VP, Association Development (Sponsorship)
Maria E. Gonzalez

Shareholder, McAfee & Taft
Oklahoma City, OK

VP, Leader Development (Next Gen)
Shelley Svoren

Senior Business Banking Analyst and Industry Specialist - First Republic Bank
Napa, CA

Alina Nassar

Partner - Nassar Abogados, S.A.
San Jose, Costa Rica

VP, Marketing & Communications
Andi Sims

Vice President of Marketing, HPM
Birmingham, AL

VP, Annual Conference
Robbin Page
Vice President, Human Resources - FedEx Express
Memphis, TN

VP, Annual Conference
Kathy Guilfoyle

Shareholder - Campbell Conroy & O‘Neil
Boston, MA

VP, Events
Sophie Ghezai

Director, Aviation Safety and Operations, Airlines for America
Washington, D.C.

VP, Americas
Debra Santos

Managing Director, International Strategy & Business Development, Boeing Global Services Commercial Marketing
Renton, WA

VP, Europe/Africa
Marita Lintener

Managing Director, European Aviation Consultancy
Dietzenbach, Germany

VP, Asia/Middle East
Selda Konukcu

Regional Business Development Director of Honeywell High Growth Regions
Dubai, UAE

Board Meetings

Board Meeting - Teleconference
July 27, 2020 at 9am CT/10am ET/3pm GMT

Board Meeting - Teleconference
October 13, 2020 at 8am CT/9am ET/2pm GMT

Board Meeting - San Jose, Costa Rica
December 3-10, 2020 (3rd & 10th Travel Days)

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
Kris Fellrath

Aviation Advisor
Seattle, WA

Advisory Board, Co-Chair
Ellyn Slow

Consultant - Ellyn Slow Consulting, LLC
Weston, CT

Advisory Board
Carol Anne Anderson

Deputy General Counsel - Gulf Air
Manama, Bahrain

Advisory Board
René Banglesdorf

CEO - Charlie Bravo Aviation
Georgetown, TX

Advisory Board
Sallie Bondy

Business Operations Director Supply Chain & Operations - Boeing
Seattle, WA

Advisory Board
Andrea Brantner

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

Advisory Board
Abby Bried

Partner - Jenner & Block LLP
Chicago, IL

Advisory Board
Katie Callahan

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

Advisory Board
Dr. Sharon DeVivo

President and Chief Executive Officer - Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology
Flushing, NY
Advisory Board
Deb Fowler

Senior Aviation Counsel - US Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Advisory Board
Diana Gurfel

Partner - Condon & Forsyth LLP
New York, NY

Advisory Board
Mary Ellen Jones

VP Sales, Asia Pacific - Pratt & Whitney
Hartford, CT
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
Director-at-Large, Past President
Lisa Piccione

Mentoring Committee, IAWA
Washington, DC
Advisory Board
Di Reimold

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

Principal - ICF International
New York, NY
Advisory Board
Susan Walsh

Director, Commercial & Int. Programs- Pratt & Whitney
Washington, DC

Honorary Board

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

Elizabeth Freidenberg
Freidenberg, Freidenberg & Lifsic
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

Dame Deirdre Hutton
Civil Aviation Authority, UK
London, United Kingdom

Dr. Fang Liu
Secretary General
Quebec, Canada

Kathy Posner
Condon & Forsyth
New York, NY