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Phil Boyer to Retire from AOPA at the End of 2008

Tom Poberezny and Phil Boyer
EAA President Tom Poberezny (left) and AOPA President Phil Boyer.

June 30, 2008 — Phil Boyer, who has served as president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for 18 years, will retire at the end of the year, AOPA announced Monday. Washington public affairs executive Craig L. Fuller has been named his successor by the organization’s Board of Trustees.

“We congratulate Phil for his successful leadership of AOPA and his significant contributions to general aviation over the past two decades,” EAA President Tom Poberezny said on behalf of the association. “We look forward to his remaining active in the aviation community.”

Fuller will begin his new role on January 1, 2009, and will work with Boyer on the transition for the remainder of this year.

“I have often mentioned that this day would come, on schedule, as planned with my family and the AOPA Board of Trustees,” said Boyer. “Now, it's official. I am delighted Craig will captain AOPA on the 'next leg' of this remarkable journey to preserve and advance General Aviation.”

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