Board Of Directors

Board of Directors


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


Treasurer/ Secretary
Ann Thornton Field
Partner, General Litigation Department - Gordon & Rees LLP
Philadelphia, PA
VP, Next Generation
Katie Callahan
Vice President - United States Aircraft Insurance Group
New York, NY

VP, Annual Conference
Di Reimold
Acting Deputy Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation - Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC



Director-at-Large, Immediate Past President
Lisa Piccione
Aviation Advisor
Brussels, Belgium



Regional VP, Americas
Diana Gurfel
Partner - Condon & Forsyth LLP
New York, NY

Industry VP, Business, General Aviation & Helicopters
Shelley Svoren
Senior Business Banking Analyst and Industry Specialist - First Republic Bank
Napa, CA

President-Elect
Bobbi Wells
Vice President Safety & Airworthiness, Air Operations - FedEx Express
Memphis, TN
VP, Membership
Andi Sims
Vice President of Marketing, HPM
Birmingham, AL

VP, Development and Outreach
Ana Maria Blanco-Persiani
Regional Sales Director, Latin America & Caribbean - Aireon
Miami, FL


Regional VP, Middle East-Africa
Kinda Sarrage
Regional Sales Director, Middle East, Africa & L3 Commerical Aviation Solutions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Industry VP, Finance & Insurance
Zoé Layden
Managing Director - Claveaux Consulting
London, United Kingdom


Industry VP, Airlines, Cargo and Airports
Marie-Louise Philippe
Senior Sales Director - Airbus
Hong Kong, China
Director-at-Large, Past President
Abby Bried
Partner - Jenner & Block LLP
Chicago, IL

EVP/COO
Kathy Guilfoyle
Shareholder - Campbell Conroy & ONeil
Boston, MA

VP, Inspire & Lead (Communications)
René Banglesdorf
CEO - Charlie Bravo Aviation
Austin, TX

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


Regional VP - Europe-Asia-Pacific
Katherine Bennett, CBE

Senior Vice-President Public Affairs - Airbus
London, United Kingdom


Industry VP, Law & Government
Andrea Brantner
SVP & Lead Counsel - GE Capital Aviation Services
Norwalk, CT


Industry VP, Aerospace, Manufacturers & MROs
Debra Santos
Chief Marketing Officer, Boeing Global Services Commercial Marketing
Renton, WA

Board Meetings

  • Board Meeting - In Person in Lima, Peru
    October 15-16, 2019
  • Board Meeting - Teleconference
    December 10, 2019

In Memoriam

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


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Advisory Board

Advisory Board, Co-Chair
Kris Fellrath
Aviation Advisor
Seattle, WA

Advisory Board
Deb Fowler
Senior Aviation Counsel - US

Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Advisory Board
Susan Walsh
Director, Commercial & Int.

Programs- Pratt & Whitney
Washington, DC

Advisory Board, Co-Chair
Ellyn Slow
Consultant - Ellyn Slow

Consulting, LLC
Weston, CT

Advisory Board
Mary Ellen Jones
VP Sales, Asia Pacific - Pratt

& Whitney
Hartford, CT

Advisory Board
Sallie Bondy
Business Operations Director

Supply Chain & Operations-

 Boeing
Seattle, WA

Advisory Board
Myléne Scholnick
Principal - ICF International
New York, NY

Advisory Board
Dr. Sharon DeVivo
President and Chief Executive Officer - Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology
Flushing, NY

 

Advisory Board
Kat Staton
Partner- Jackson Walker, LLP
Dallas, TX

Honorary Board

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

Dr. Fang Liu
Secretary General
ICAO
Quebec, Canada

Elizabeth Freidenberg
Partner
Freidenberg, Freidenberg & Lifsic
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kathy Posner
Partner
Condon & Forsyth
New York, NY

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

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