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Kathleen M. Guilfoyle Appointed as President-Elect

As of April 15, 2021, the International Aviation Womens Association welcomes Kathleen M. Guilfoyle as its newly appointed President-Elect. As the President-Elect, Ms. Guilfoyle will serve as IAWA's Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Affiliations. Her core responsibilities will be in leading the Operations Committee and Nominating Committee, and working closely with IAWA President, Bobbi Wells as needed on strategic planning efforts. Kathy will serve this role through the end of 2021, and step into the role of IAWA's President from January 2022 – December 2023. She has served on the IAWA Board for several terms, and most recently served as Vice President of the Annual Conference and Vice President of Americas.

Kathy is a Member of Campbell, Conroy & O'Neil, P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts where she focuses a large percentage of her work on the defense of aviation and aerospace claims of all types She represents airlines, airport authorities, manufacturers, ground handling companies, among others, in cases pending throughout the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Vermont. In addition to serving on the IAWA Board, Kathy holds other leadership positions in other national organizations. She is currently Chair of the Management Council of DRI's Center for Law and Public Policy, and she serves on the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence. She previously served on the Board of Directors for DRI. Kathy also is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, and the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and DRI.

The President-Elect position was previously held by Katherine Bennett CBE who was appointed to the role in 2019 and served from January 2020 – March 2021. Ms. Bennett informed IAWA of her need to step down from her position due to taking on a new leadership role outside of the sector. Ms. Bennett will remain as a member of IAWA and key advocate and supporter of all that IAWA does to support and build the careers of women in the aviation.

About the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA)
IAWA is a nonprofit association providing a worldwide network dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the aviation and aerospace industries at all levels across the globe. IAWA sponsors informative meetings, hosts receptions and connects, publishes newsletters, and keeps its members updated on the latest industry developments. Information related to the Association, its programs, studies and NextGen opportunities can be found at IAWA.org.


Submitted: 04/15/21
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