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IADA names this year's chair and vice
There are interesting times ahead with an expanding post-pandemic market offset by major unrest in Europe and the Middle East, along with a presidential election in the US. It will keep IADA's new leaders on their toes.
IADA chair Phil Winters, vice president, aircraft sales and charter management for Western Aircraft.

IADA has named Phil Winters as chair and John Odegard as vice chair. Both will serve in their new leadership positions for a year.

Winters replaces Zipporah Marmor, who becomes IADA chair emeritus. Winters is vice president, aircraft sales and charter management for Western Aircraft and Odegard is senior vice president at Wheels Up Aircraft Sales. Marmor is ACASS vice president of aircraft transactions.

"The IADA board of directors thanks Zipporah Marmor for her many, many contributions, and is delighted that Phil Winters and John Odegard have stepped up to these important leadership positions within the association," says executive director Wayne Starling. "We all have interesting times ahead with an expanding post-pandemic marketplace offset by major unrest in Europe and the Middle East, along with a presidential election in the United States."

Winters leads Western Aircraft's new and pre-owned aircraft sales and aircraft management/charter divisions. Based in Boise, Idaho, Western Aircraft is an authorised Piper dealer and the largest authorised Pilatus dealer in the world. Additionally, the company operates an aircraft management division with an FAR 135 commuter air carrier certificate and multiple aircraft, dba WestAir Charter.

Odegard is a seasoned aviation industry executive with over 30 years of experience in various sales and marketing positions, including 18 years with NetJets, driving sales results through territory and management roles. He co-founded QS Partners, NetJets' sales and acquisitions company. Odegard helps lead all aspects of the sales and acquisitions activities at Wheels Up in support of retail clients.

Other IADA officers for next year include board secretary Toby Smith, who continues in that role. He is vice president of JBA Aviation. The incoming treasurer is Nick Schneider, president and CEO of Global Wings. Jack Gilchrist, founding shareholder, director of Gilchrist Aviation Law, serves the board as legal counsel.

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