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Vice President, Business Development
Dave Chaimson joined EAA in February 2014 and is responsible for diverse areas such as sponsorship development and fulfillment for EAA programs and activities, including the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in; EAA publication and online advertising; and the creation of new opportunities for businesses to become partners within EAA’s mission of growing participation in aviation.
With more than 25 years of marketing, sales and senior management experience, Dave brings a unique blend of aviation enthusiasm and extensive, successful business acumen to his role. Prior to joining the EAA staff, he was divisional vice president and vice president of worldwide marketing of Sony Creative Software, a technology arm of Sony Electronics. In those positions, he enhanced business development through launches of award-winning products and services, and led partner initiatives with other industry leaders, including Sony’s first corporate program with Goulian Aerosports. His other career experience includes extensive work and knowledge with commercial relations, branding, sales, and customer service.
Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Arizona, and a Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. He is a longtime EAA member, holds a private pilot certificate with an instrument rating and has also started his commercial pilot training. In addition, Dave has been very active with his hometown airport association in Waunakee, Wisconsin, just north of Madison.