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NBAA's Bolen Welcomes New RTCA Board President Margaret Jenny

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or [email protected]


WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2008 –  The Board of Directors of RTCA is pleased to announce the selection of Margaret Jenny as the next RTCA President. Ms. Jenny will succeed Dave Watrous, who will conclude his tenure in August after serving with distinction for 19 years.

RTCA Chairman Ed Bolen expressed the sentiments of the search committee in stating: "We are very excited about Margaret and the important leadership role she will play. Margaret joins RTCA as the future of aviation is being charted, and her depth of experience and collaborative, consensus-building style will contribute significantly to
the hard work being done to ensure that our nation's aviation system remains the world's best."

Ms. Jenny brings a record of accomplishment and vast experience to her role; she is a recognized industry leader in developing innovative solutions to the challenges facing the global aviation industry. Her experiences include: service as MITRE's technical director in the effort to address advanced air traffic management systems; leadership on RTCA's Free Flight Select Committee; creation of the airline business and operations analysis division for US Airways; service as vice president for ARINC's corporate business development initiative; and most recently, serving as CEO for MJF Strategies, a transportation/aviation consulting firm.

Ms. Jenny has an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Masters degree from American University. She is a recipient of the Aviation Week & Space Technology "Laurel" award.

Mr. Bolen also praised the departing Mr. Watrous, stating: "Under Dave's leadership, RTCA has played a pivotal role in shaping aviation policy utilizing a consensus-based model to advance solutions to contemporary communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic control issues. His contribution has been significant, and we very much appreciate his service to the industry."

The selection committee included Kevin S. Brown, with The Boeing Company; Judy Marks, with Lockheed Martin Corporation; Phil Boyer, President of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and Ed Bolen, RTCA Board Chairman and President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association.

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