Russell “Chip” Childs, President and COO SkyWest Airlines, has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Regional Airline Association (RAA) for the 2009/2010 term.
Other officers elected at the association’s Fall Membership Meeting held November 9-11 in Washington, D.C., were Vice Chair Jim Rankin, Air Wisconsin; Treasurer Dan Wolf, Cape Air; and Secretary Keith Houk, PSA Airlines (elected to Board term expiring 2012). Jim Ream of ExpressJet; Joe Randell, Jazz Air; and Rick Leach, Trans States Holdings; were re-elected to the RAA Board for terms through 2012. They will join current members Peter Bowler, American Eagle; Tim Komberec, Empire Airlines; Doug Voss, Great Lakes Aviation; Dave Hackett, Gulfstream International Airlines; and Bryan Bedford, Republic Airways.
Jerry Schumacher of US Technical and Lucas Aardenburg of SNECMA were elected Chair and Vice Chair respectively of RAA’s Associate Member Council (AMC) representing nearly 300 leading suppliers of products and services to the regional airline industry. Most recent past Chair, Karla Cadden of ARINC, remains Ex-Officio Chair.
“Regional airlines are at a real crossroads today – one of the most significant times in RAA’s 35-year history,” said Childs. “Now more than ever, we need to show our continued commitment to safety, and I am humbled to have the opportunity to help lead our industry through this time.”
Regional Airlines Association elects officers at fall membership meeting.
In addition the membership extended by one year the terms of each of its current Board of 12 members.
Washington, DC - December 14, 2011 - The Regional Airline Association (RAA) Board of Directors elected officers for the 2012 term: American Eagle’s Dan Garton becomes RAA Chairman...
Officers include: Chair Brad Holt of ExpressJet; Vice Chair Bryan Bedford of Republic Airways Holdings; Treasurer Linda Markham of Cape Air; and Secretary Steve Farrow of Piedmont Airlines.