EAA ANNOUNCES STAFF ADDITIONS FOR CHAPTERS, PUBLICATIONS AND MARKETING

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 28, 2014) — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has announced a number of staff additions at its headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Among the new staff members are:

Pat Webb, Director of Chapters – Webb is an avid aviator and member of EAA Chapter 919 and Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 13 in the Rochester, Minnesota, area. He will be responsible for maintaining and building EAA’s relationships with its nearly 1,000 local chapters and supporting the growth of those chapters. He brings analysis, technology, and project management experience to EAA from the telecommunications and healthcare industries.

Jim Busha, Director of Publications – Busha will have responsibility for production of all EAA print and electronic publications, including EAA’s flagship magazine, Sport Aviation. A longtime pilot, he will maintain his involvement in EAA’s Vintage Airplane and Warbirds magazines that serve EAA’s special interest communities. He has been a frequent contributor to EAA and other aviation publications. Busha comes to EAA after retiring as a detective/lieutenant from the Oshkosh Police Department, where he served for 30 years.

Dennis Jenders, Director of Marketing – Jenders has extensive experience in branding, digital strategies, and marketing innovation. He most recently was part of senior management teams at well-known Wisconsin marketing firms as 7Summits and Laughlin Constable, where he developed award-winning national and regional projects. Jenders also serves as an adjunct professor at Marquette University, where he teaches classes in emerging and social media.

Merisue Krenke, Marketing Associate – Krenke will be involved in marketing and promotional efforts for EAA’s events, air tours, membership benefits, and business development. She was previously employed by Oshkosh Corporation, where she helped market Oshkosh Defense products and was a senior contract administrator.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution headshots of EAA’s new staff members are available at EAA’s media FTP website at http://media.eaa.org:     Username: eaamedia        Password: airventure2012       (EAA-general folder/Staff Members file).

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