Tom Poberezny to speak on "Attitude is Everything: EAA's People, Passion and Commitment"

Thursday, Nov. 4

From St. Norbert College, October 12, 2010
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Tom Poberezny, chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), will present "Attitude Is Everything: EAA's People, Passion and Commitment" as part of the St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series, Thursday, Nov. 4, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Riverview Country Club, Appleton.

Poberezny was first elected president of EAA in 1989. Since then, membership in the organization has increased to 160,000 members worldwide. He assumed additional duties as EAA's chairman of the board in February 2009, and was succeeded as EAA president by Rod Hightower in September 2010.

An accomplished aviator in his own right, Poberezny was a member of the U.S. National Unlimited Aerobatic Team that captured the world championship in 1972. The following year, he won the U.S. National Unlimited Aerobatic Championship. He subsequently flew for 25 years as one wing of the legendary Eagles Aerobatic Team (originally the Red Devils), the most successful civilian precision-flying team in history.

One of Poberezny's most demanding roles has been as chairman of the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In Convention for more than 30 years. During that time, EAA

AirVenture Oshkosh, as it is now known, has grown to be the world's largest annual general aviation event, attracting 10,000 airplanes and more than 500,000 attendees from 70 nations for one spectacular week every summer.