Current Pinnacle Airlines COO John Spanjers will replace Sean Menke as chief executive. Menke resigned, but will help with the leadership transition.
Tom Wathen, chairman of The Wathen Center presented John Lyon with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes service to the Wathen Center and Flabob Airport. Lyon spent 12 years as the first president of the Wathen Foundation. During that time he also provided pro bono legal counsel for the foundation. The center’s library has also been named the John and Melinda Lyon Library. The center is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to education through aviation.