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Leadership

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ISTAT Foundation Chair and Vice Chair

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

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Jep Thornton
Until March 2023
Foundation Vice Chair
Partner
Aerolease Aviation, LLC
Miami, FL, USA

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ISTAT Board Representatives

Gerry Butler
Until March 2021
ISTAT President
Chief Marketing Officer
Merx Aviation Finance
Dublin Ireland

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Douglas W. Runte
Until March 2021
Immediate Past ISTAT President
Managing Director & Head of Aviation Research
Deutsche Bank
New York, NY, USA

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Dean Gerber
Until March 2021
Treasurer
General Counsel
ISTAT U Chair​
Orix Aviation Group
Dublin, Ireland

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ISTAT Foundation Trustees

Kristen Chmielewski
Until March 2020
Partner
GC Aero Law, LLP
Chicago, IL, USA

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Bruce Dankberg
Until March 2022
Director, Marketing
Altavair
Issaquah, WA USA

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Sigthor Einarsson
Until March 2022
Grants Program Chair
Partner
ICELEASE
Reykjavik, Iceland

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Richard Goodhead
Until March 2023
Senior Vice President
Rolls-Royce
United Kingdom

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Andrew La Stella
Until March 2022
Scholarship Program Chair
Principal
Aviation Capital Services LLC
Little Silver, NJ

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Christine Rovelli
Until March 2022
VP Group Treasurer and Head of M&A
Finnair Oyj
Helsinki, Finland

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Murrae Ross-Eskell
Until March 2022
Internship Program Chair
Managing Director
Horizon Executive Search International Ltd
Holmbush Farm, Faygate, England

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Betsy Snyder
Until March 2020
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 2022
Managing Director
Head of Aviation, Transportation, and REIT Credit Research
J.P. Morgan
New York, NY, USA

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David Swan
Until March 2020
Chief Operating Officer
Humanitarian Program Chair
SMBC Aviation Capital
Dublin, Ireland

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Eddo Weijer
Until March 2022
Vice President Engine Transactions
GA Telesis, LLC
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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ISTAT Foundation Chairman History

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

 

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