NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wings Club announces the 2007-2008 Club President, John S. Slattery, Managing Director, RBS Aviation Capital. Mr. Slattery took the reins from Joseph B. Leonard, Chairman & CEO of AirTran Airways, at the Club's Annual Meeting on March 27, 2007. Mr. Slattery has been active in The Wings Club since 2001, serving on the Board of Governors since 2005, as Membership Chairman in 2005-2006 and as Vice President in 2006-2007. In his address to the Club Officers and Board of Governors at the Annual Meeting, Mr. Slattery stated, "It is truly an honor to take on the role of President for The Wings Club, particularly this year as we celebrate our 65th anniversary." He further declared his dedication to continued development of the value-proposition for the Club's membership; a renewed commitment of the Club's mandate to its historical & educational responsibilities; and a prime focus on establishing a greater international presence for the Club. Before his current appointment at RBS Greenwich Capital as head of the Bank's Aviation Capital business for the Americas, Mr. Slattery held a number of senior level positions with the Royal Bank of Scotland, including its RBS Aerospace business in Dublin, Ireland and Managing Director at the bank's North American headquarters branch in Manhattan, New York. Prior to joining the bank in 2001 Mr. Slattery was a partner at International Aviation Management Group, a successful boutique aerospace financial advisory firm that was acquired by RBS in 2001. As a community leader, Mr. Slattery is a director of ORBIS International, a registered charity whose mandate is to eradicate avoidable global blindness. An Irish national, Mr. Slattery is a BA (Hons) graduate from the Portobello College in Dublin and the University of Glamorgan in Wales. He is also a Member of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing where he received a diploma in professional studies and is an alumnus of Harvard University's executive management development program. The Wings Club, founded in 1942, is the premiere international aviation club. Dedicated to preserve the history and traditions of aviation, the Club provides a forum for discussion and debate on aeronautical and aviation issues. The Wings Club serves nearly 1,200 members including industry leaders, pilots, professionals in related service organizations and students of aviation. Recognizing significant achievements that contribute to the advancement of aeronautical and aviation matters, The Wings Club recognizes and honors people throughout the year with the Distinguished Achievement Award and Distinguished Scholar Awards. The Club also hosts Aviation Leader Series Luncheons that feature keynote speeches by industry leaders, as well as the Annual Dinner at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. Celebrating the Club's 65th anniversary, this year's Annual Dinner will take place on October 26, 2007. For more information on The Wings Club please call 212-867-1770, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.wingsclub.org.
SOURCE The Wings Club