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Leadership

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Officers

Peter Huijbers
Foundation Chair - Until March 2023
Director
PH Aviation Asia Ltd.
Hong Kong

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Sigthor Einarsson
Foundation Vice Chair - Until March 2023
Partner
ICELEASE
Reykjavik, Iceland

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Gerry Laderman
Treasurer - Until March 2023
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
United Airlines
Chicago, IL, USA

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Christine Rovelli
Vice Treasurer - Until March 2025
VP Group Treasurer and Head of M&A
Finnair Oyj
Helsinki, Finland

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Jep Thornton
Immediate Past Chair - Until March 2023
Partner
Aerolease Aviation, LLC
Miami, FL, USA

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Position Holders

Dean Gerber
ISTAT President - Until March 2023
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Valkyrie BTO Aviation
Dublin, Ireland

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Gerry Butler
Immediate Past ISTAT President - Until March 2023
Chief Commercial Officer
CALC Group
Dublin, Ireland

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ISTAT Foundation Trustees

Kristen Chmielewski
Until March 2023
Partner
GC Aero Law, LLP
Chicago, IL, USA

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Bruce Dankberg
Until March 2025
Director, Marketing
Altavair
Issaquah, WA USA

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Nick Fadugba
Until March 2026
Chief Executive Officer
African Aviation Services, Ltd
Colchester, England

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Richard Goodhead
Until March 2023
Chief Marketing Officer
Lucideon
United Kingdom

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Joey Johnsen
Until March 2025
CEO and Managing Member
Zeevo Group LLC
Seattle, WA, USA

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Andrew La Stella
Until March 2025
Scholarship Program Chair Principal
Aviation Capital Services LLC
Little Silver, NJ

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Tracey O'Brien
Until March 2026
Aircraft Sourcing and Fleet Strategy
Amazon
Seattle, WA

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Betsy Snyder
Until March 2023
Director
Standard & Poor's
New York, NY, USA

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Jean B Stein
Until March 2023
Consultant
Maidstone
Hastings on Hudson, NY, USA

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Mark Streeter
Until March 2025
Managing Director
Head of Aviation, Transportation,
and REIT Credit Research
J.P. Morgan
New York, NY, USA

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Joël Wagner
Until March 2026
Analysis and Marketing
Skytech-AIC
Winchfield, England

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Richard Wall
Until March 2025
SVP Regional Manager EMEA,
Chief Technical Officer
CALC Group
Dublin, Ireland

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ISTAT Foundation Chairman History

1995-1999 Charles N. Seidlitz
1999-2001 Stephen J. Fortune
2001-2003 Roland H. Moore
2003-2005 Thomas Hiniker
2005-2007 Robert Brown
2007-2009 Stephen T Rimmer
2009-2011 David P. Sutton
2011-2013 Warren Willits
2013-2015 Todd Freeman
2015-2017 Damon D'Agostino
2017-2020 Jep Thornton

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