Personnel Changes At AOPA

Frederick, Md. – Bruce Landsberg, President of the AOPA Foundation and Executive Director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute for the past 22 years, has moved into a new “Senior Safety Advisor” role, which allows him to get out of management, and focus more on writing, blogging, and speaking on air safety.

AOPA welcomes Jim Minow to head the AOPA Foundation and George Perry to lead the Air Safety Institute. Minow brings 30 years of development experience in the non-profit and charitable world. For the past nine years he has served as chief development officer for Foundation Fighting Blindness. Minow began flying when he was in college and currently owns a Beechcraft Sundowner.

Perry, who has a diverse background in general aviation and military aviation, has spent the past year as director of fleet and special mission aircraft sales for Cirrus Aircraft. Prior to that, he completed a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy as an F-18E squadron commanding officer. He holds Airline Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument, and Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot Certificates.

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