A funny thing happened a few weeks ago at the 2010 NBAA
Convention... EAA's new President was wandering the halls -- all by
himself. No big entourage... no media guy at his elbow... and Tom
Poberezny was nowhere in sight. In just a few weeks at the helm of
EAA, it appears that the newest leader in the aero-biz has been
cleared to solo and was seen at NBAA (and later at AOPA) all by his
Hightower took over the helm of much of EAA in September and
while Tom Poberezny is still very much in evidence reportedly
undertaking projects that the day-to-day supervision of EAA's
business would not allow, there seems to be little question that
the micro-management feared by many over Hightower's role (by Tom)
appears (so far) to be absent...
And while the EAA mission still needs some work and fine-tuning,
there is little question that Hightower is not behaving like the
puppet some thought him destined to play.
So... that being the case, ANN ran up to Rod, blocked his escape
and cajoled a pretty open interview with the man on the floor of
NBAA -- in front of God and everybody -- and while he didn't quite
get to the root of all the questions he was asked, there is no
question that he's obviously prepared to defend the EAA mission
fairly well after a few weeks on the job.
Join ANN's Jim Campbell as he spends some quality time with Rod
Hightower, snooty questions and all, in the second of this three
part 'opening salvo' interview. Let the interview/games