Rod Hightower, a longtime EAA member and a Stearman owner, becomes the association’s new president on Sept. 7. Tom Poberezny, chairman and current president, made the announcement at July’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. Hightower is only the third president in EAA’s history and the first outside the Poberezny family. The EAA retained international executive recruitment firm Korn/Ferry to assist in the search. “Rod’s selection completes a process that I began in 2005,” said Poberezny, who ...

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