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Board of Directors

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

Bobbi Wells
Vice President Safety & Airworthiness, Air Operations - FedEx Express
Memphis, TN

Kathy Guilfoyle
Shareholder - Campbell Conroy & ONeil
Boston, MA

Treasurer/ Secretary
Ann Thornton Field
Partner, General Litigation Department - Gordon & Rees LLP
Philadelphia, PA

VP, Membership
Carol Anne Anderson
Deputy General Counsel - Gulf Air
Manama, Bahrain

VP, Inspire & Lead (Communications)
Rene Banglesdorf

CEO - Charlie Bravo Aviation
Austin, TX

VP, Next Generation
Katie Callahan
Vice President - United States Aircraft Insurance Group
New York, NY

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

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

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

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

Regional VP - Europe-Asia-Pacific
Katherine Bennett
Senior Vice-President Public Affairs - Airbus
London, United Kingdom

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

Industry VP, Finance & Insurance
Zo Layden

Managing Director - Claveaux Consulting
London, United Kingdom

Industry VP, Law & Government
Andrea Brantner

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

Industry VP, Business, General Aviation & Helicopters
Shelley Svoren

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

Industry VP, Airlines, Cargo and Airports
Marie-Louise Philippe

Senior Sales Director - Airbus
Hong Kong, China

Industry VP, Aerospace, Manufacturers & MROs
Debra Santos

Chief Marketing Officer, Boeing Global Services Commercial Marketing
Renton, WA

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

Director-at-Large, Past President
Abby Bried
Partner - Jenner & Block LLP
Chicago, IL

Board Meetings

Board Meeting - Teleconference
February 13, 2019

Board Meeting - In Person
April 1-2, 2019

Board Meeting - Teleconference
July 16, 2019

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.


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
Sallie Bondy

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

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
Mary Ellen Jones

VP Sales, Asia Pacific - Pratt & Whitney
Hartford, CT

Advisory Board
Mylne Scholnick

Principal - ICF International
New York, NY

Advisory Board
Kat Staton

Partner- Jackson Walker, LLP
Dallas, TX

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