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Vice President, Publications, Marketing, and Membership
Jim Busha, an experienced pilot and aviation writer who has been with the Experimental Aircraft Association since 2014, has been promoted to Vice President of Publications, Marketing, and Membership for the organization.
In this role, Busha continues his leadership of EAA’s editorial, photo/video, and marketing teams, with added responsibility for membership services. He will report directly to EAA CEO/Chairman Jack Pelton as part of the association’s senior leadership team.
“Jim’s leadership of our editorial and publications group has brought us continued growth and improvement in our print publications, broader digital offerings, significant increases in social media traffic, and expanded internal collaborations that benefits our members,” Pelton said. “As an EAA member for more than 35 years, he understands the passion for flight that characterizes our members, and he will have the opportunity to develop even more ways to connect with them while welcoming more people into EAA’s community of flight.”
Busha joined EAA in October 2014 as Director of Publications, where he had responsibility for all of EAA’s print and electronic publications including EAA’s flagship magazine, Sport Aviation, and EAA’s publications for its special interest communities. He accepted additional responsibilities over the EAA marketing team in August 2019. In his new role, Busha will continue his involvement in EAA’s Vintage Airplane and Warbirds magazines.
A longtime pilot, Busha currently owns and flies a Stinson L-5. He has contributed to many aviation publications and journals, including to EAA publications for more than two decades. Busha has had several books published, most recently as a co-author of EAA Oshkosh – The Best AirVenture Photography, published in 2017. He initially came to EAA after a 30-year career with the Oshkosh Police Department, retiring as a detective/lieutenant.