Elliott Promoted to EAA Vice President, Government and Industry Relations
December 16, 2010 — Sean Elliott, a member of EAA staff since 1996, has been named the organization’s Vice President of Government and Industry Relations. He succeeds Earl Lawrence, who departed EAA earlier this fall to become director of the FAA Small Airplane Directorate.
Since 2001, Elliott has been EAA’s Director of Aircraft Operations, a role he will continue in the organization. He has extensive government relations experience in that position and was executive director and president of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) from 1996 to 2004. Read more
“EAA’s government advocacy programs are among the most important priorities to our members,” said Rod Hightower, EAA president/CEO. “Sean’s background and expertise will be invaluable on our senior team as EAA continues and builds on its leadership in meeting the challenges in the government advocacy area and in growing aviation through participation.”
Elliott holds an Air Transport Pilot certificate and has logged more than 8,000 hours of flight time. He also holds type ratings in the Boeing B-17 bomber and Douglas DC-3. Prior to coming to EAA, Elliott worked as a flight instructor and training manager at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.