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Board of Directors

President
Kathy Guilfoyle
Member                                    Campbell Conroy & O’Neil P.C.
Boston, MA

President-Elect COO & Affiliations
Debra Santos
Boeing Retiree
Seattle, WA
Treasurer/ Secretary
Ann Thornton Field

Partner, General Litigation Department - Gordon & Rees LLP
Philadelphia, PA

VP, Leader Development (Next Gen)
Shelley A. Svoren

CEO + Founder
Infinite Branches, LLC 
Napa Valley, CA

Past-President
Bobbi Wells
Vice President Safety, American Airlines
Dallas, TX

VP, Association Development
Connie Avery

Manager, Safety and Airworthiness, FedEx
Memphis, TN

VP, Membership
Karen Ellis

Managing Director, Global Environmental Management - FedEx Express
Memphis, TN

VP, Annual Conference
Sheila Remes

Vice President, Environmental Sustainability - The Boeing Company
Seattle, WA

VP, Events
Sophie Ghezai

Director, Aviation Safety and Operations, Airlines for America
Washington, D.C.


VP, Americas
MC Ernst

Senior Vice President,
Special Risks Underwriting Department Manager - USAIG
New York, NY

VP, Europe/Africa
Marita Lintener

Head of International Affairs, Skyguide
Zurich-Geneva, Switzerland

VP, Asia/Middle East
Selda Konukcu

Regional Business Development Director of Honeywell High Growth Regions
Dubai, UAE

VP, Marketing & Communications
Cristiane Dart

DEI Communications Head & Senior Marketing Manager, Americas, SITA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


2022 Board Meetings

  • March 1, 2022
  • June 28-29, 2022
  • September 6, 2022
  • November 8-9, 2022

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
Katie Callahan

Vice President, United States Aircraft Insurance Group
New York, NY

Advisory Board, Co-Chair
Diana Gurfel
Partner - Condon & Forsyth LLP
New York, NY

Advisory Board
Carol Anne Anderson

Global Aviation Professional Support Lawyer, Clyde & Co LLP
London, UK

Advisory Board
René Banglesdorf

CEO - Charlie Bravo Aviation
Georgetown, TX

Advisory Board
Andrea Brantner

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

Advisory Board
Abby Bried

Vice President and General Counsel - Panasonic Avionics
Chicago, IL

Advisory Board
Dr. Sharon DeVivo

President and Chief Executive Officer - Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology
Flushing, NY

Advisory Board
Kris Fellrath

Aviation Advisor
Seattle, WA
Advisory Board
Mary Ellen Jones

VP Sales, Asia Pacific - Pratt & Whitney
Hartford, CT
Advisory Board
Zoé Layden

Managing Director - Claveaux Consulting
London, UK
Advisory Board
Ana Maria Blanco-Persiani

Regional Sales Director - Latin America & Caribbean, Aireon
Miami, FL
Advisory Board
Susan Walsh

Director, Commercial & Int. Programs- Pratt & Whitney
Washington, DC
Advisory Board
Lisa Piccione

Mentoring Committee, IAWA
Washington, DC
Advisory Board
Di Reimold

Director of Strategic Operations - Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
Advisory Board
Mylene Scholnick

Principal - ICF International
New York, NY

Advisory Board
Ellyn Slow

Consultant - Ellyn Slow Consulting, LLC
Weston, CT

Advisory Board                      Kathy Posner
Partner
Condon & Forsyth
New York, NY

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

Advisory Board                           Andi Sims                                     Vice President of Marketing 
HPM
Birmingham, AL

Advisory Board                    Robbin Page                               Vice President of Human Resources
FedEx
Memphis, TN


Honorary Board



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


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


Dame Deirdre Hutton
Chair (Ret.)
Civil Aviation Authority, UK
London, United Kingdom


Dr. Fang Liu
Secretary General
ICAO
Quebec, Canada