Fri, Dec 19, 2003
Elected President, CEO, Wings Over Miami Museum
Wings Over Miami Museum, Inc. is
pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2004, Betty Amos
Righetti of Miami Florida was elected to the position of President
and Chairman of the Board for the Wings Over Miami, Museum. Ms.
Righetti replaces Walter H. Orth, Jr., a co-founder of the museum,
who will remain as Vice President-Operations for the Museum.
In addition, Frances Rohror Sargent, a WWII Women’s Army
Service Pilot (WASP), a local flight instructor and aviation
enthusiast; Timothy A. Battle, a local insurance executive and
pilot; and William Walker, a local banker and pilot, were elected
to the Board of Directors. Ms Righetti is President and owner of
The Abkey Companies, holding Fuddruckers Franchises in Florida and
Tennessee. Betty is also on the Board of Trustees of the University
of Miami, a members of the Orange Bowl Committee, former President
of the Humane Society of Greater Miami and is active in many other
charitable and civic organizations in the Greater Miami area.
Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Ivax
Corporation. She is the widow of Dr. Thomas Righetti, a co-founder
of the Museum, an aviation enthusiast, Warbird Pilot and collector
and the Museum’s first President.
The Wings Over Miami Museum displays and flies military and
classic aircraft to share the history of flight by providing
examples of operating historic aircraft. The museum exists as
a tribute to those veterans and aviators who pioneered civilian and
military aviation, and is for the enjoyment and education of the
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