Choosing Those Who Will Lead
NBAA members elected five Directors to three-year terms during
their Annual Meeting at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They
- Randal J. Hudon, BellSouth Corporate Aviation and Travel
- Jeffrey W. Lee, IBM Corporation
- John H. Ratcliff, Ford Motor Company
- George A. Saling, Altria Corporate Services
- Douglas Schwartz, AT&T Aviation
Randy Hudon leads and manages all aspects of
BellSouth's corporate aviation team, commercial travel business and
corporate meeting planning organization. This will be his first
term on the NBAA Board of Directors.
NBAA Treasurer Jeffrey W. Lee is the director
of flight operations for IBM Corporation, which he joined in 1980
as a copilot. Prior to joining the NBAA Board in 2001, he served
first as vice chairman and then chairman of NBAA's Corporate
Aviation Management Committee.
John H. Ratcliff joined Ford Motor Company in
1973, where he held positions as pilot, supervisor of flight
operations and chief pilot, respectively, before assuming his
current position as aviation director and chief pilot. He joined
the Board in 2001.
Immediate Past Chairman George A. Saling
assumed his position as vice president, aviation and travel
services for Altria Corporate Services, Inc. in October 2000. He is
responsible for providing worldwide aviation and commercial travel
support for all of the company's operating divisions. He was
elected to the Board in 1994 and also has served on the NBAA
Corporate Aviation Management Committee.
In early 1999, Douglas Schwartz joined
AT&T, where as aviation director, he currently is responsible
for the oversight of the entire flight operation, including
aircraft scheduling, staffing and supervision, aircraft
maintenance, and facilities management. This will be his first term
on the NBAA Board.
These five Directors' terms will conclude at the NBAA 60th
Annual Meeting & Convention, scheduled to be held in Atlanta,
GA, from September 25 to 27, 2007.