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NAFI Completes Elections and Approves Member Elected Board Member

NAFI HEADQUARTERS, OSHKOSH, WIS.  (MAY 25, 2010) – NAFI is pleased to announce that three new members have been elected to its board of directors – Dennis McCoy, Robert Meder, and Bob Snyder. The NAFI board met in a special meeting Monday, May 24, and voted to begin their terms immediately rather waiting to install them at the fall board meeting.

“As NAFI works to get our membership more involved in determining the direction and goals of the organization in the future, we felt it was important to get these new board members on the team as soon as possible,” said Phil Poynor, NAFI Chairman. “The new board members have been briefed about the history, values, and processes of NAFI and introduced to the operational considerations involved in the conduct our day-to-day business. I look forward to working with the new board members and having access to the skills, energy, and viewpoints they will bring to NAFI.”

“Their experience and energy will be a welcome addition to our organization,” said Jason Blair, NAFI Executive Director.

Following the election of the new board members, Poynor announced his resignation as chairman – citing substantial changes in his personal situation that will no longer allow him to continue as chairman.

“The college where I am employed at recently announced that it is ‘teaching-out’ (i.e. terminating) the aviation program, which has created a great deal of additional work for me in the short run and uncertainty in the long term regarding my employment,” Poynor said. “That precludes me at present from being able to afford the time, resources, and attention that NAFI requires.”

Poynor has served as a member of the NAFI board since 2001 and as chairman since 2006.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as the Chairman of the NAFI board,” Poynor said. “I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to work with lots of terrific NAFI members over the years. While I am no longer able to dedicate the time that is required to serve as the Chairman of NAFI, I intend to remain part of the NAFI board for the balance of my term.”

NAFI thanks Phil for his hard work and contributions to NAFI over the past four years.

Ken Hoffman, long-time NAFI board member and previous chairman has been elected to replace Poynor as chairman. “NAFI members were well-served by Ken’s knowledge, passion and vision for NAFI during his previous term as chairman,” Poynor said. “I look forward to working with Ken and would like to offer him my full support as he assumes the role of chairman.”

Founded in 1967, NAFI is dedicated to raising and maintaining the professional standing of flight instructors throughout the nation, as well as providing safe and effective aviation training for students. For more information, visit www.NAFINet.org or call 920-426-6801.

For more information contact:
Jason Blair, Executive Director NAFI
(920) 426-6801
[email protected]