Jim Rankin to speak on "How Air Wisconsin Saved Itself, Post 9/11" at the St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast

Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 a.m.

From St. Norbert College, April 17, 2012
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Jim Rankin, president and CEO of Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp., will present "How Air Wisconsin Saved Itself, Post 9/11"as part of the CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series at the Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton on Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 a.m. This is the final session of the series.

Rankin assumed leadership of Air Wisconsin, the largest privately held regional airline in the United States, in 2006 after serving six years as president and CEO of Skyway Airlines, Inc. Founded in 1965, Air Wisconsin's 2,800 employees provide flying services for US Airways Express and gate/ramp services for United Express.

Rankin began his regional airline career as a pilot at Skyway Airlines in 1990, logging over 11,000 hours of flying time, and served as director of flight operations. He joined Midwest Airlines in 1995, serving in various positions including assistant chief pilot and MD-80 captain. Rankin holds an airline transport pilot certificate with type ratings on the MD-80, DC-9 and Beechcraft 1900/350 aircraft.

He is currently the immediate-past chairman and member of the executive committee and board of directors of the Regional Airline Association (RAA). In addition, he serves on the FAA's NextGen advisory committee of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, and is a member of the business advisory committee of the Transportation Center at Northwestern University. He is past chairman of the board and a current member of the executive committee of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and has served on various charitable and community boards.

This is the 15th year that the college has presented the CEO Series, an educational resource for area business professionals.

The series presenting sponsor is WPS Health Insurance/Arise Health Plan, and the title sponsors are Grant Thornton LLP, Insight Publications and Boldt.

The registration fee is $60. For more information or to register, contact St. Norbert College at (920) 403-3166 or e-mail jamie.mcguire@snc.edu or visit http://www.snc.edu/president/ceobreakfast.html.