Tue, Aug 23, 2011
Smithsonian-Affiliated Museum Taps Three For Leadership
The Board of Directors of the Frontiers of Flight, a Smithsonian
affiliated museum, today announced the appointments of three new
officers in key leadership positions. Their roles are to
further advance the mission of the museum which is to educate and
inspire the youth of North Texas to become involved with science,
engineering and mathematics especially as they relate to aviation
Pete Huff has been appointed to the position of Vice Chairman.
He has a broad range of experience in public sector leadership
positions including former Mayor Pro Tem of the McKinney, Texas
City Council. Huff founded his company Dynamco in 1967 that he
operated successfully until it was sold in 2001. He is a pilot and
Eric Stroud has been appointed to the position of Treasurer.
Stroud is a Certified Public Accountant and also President of The
Hoak Fund, Inc.
David Norton has been appointed to the position of Secretary.
David is a partner with the Law Firm of Shakelford, Melton and
McKinley LLP where he is head of the firm’s aviation law
practice and member of its management committee.
"We are extremely fortunate to have such highly qualified and
broadly experienced business leaders to help guide the Frontiers of
Flight on its exciting journey ahead,” commented Hugh
McElroy, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Their
leadership will be added to our existing efforts to make the
Frontiers of Flight a ‘must see’ attraction to visitors
and to residents of the Dallas / Fort Worth
Established in 1989, the Frontiers of Flight Museum has gained
a reputation for its display of unique and rare artifacts
representative of the development of flight and continuing through
to space exploration. Most recently, the museum has
introduced major exhibits such as the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737
“Heart of Our History”, the Textron Bell
“Huey” helicopter and the F105 Thunderchief.
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