The Wings Club Announces the 2007-2008 Club President, John S. Slattery

Apr 03, 2007, 01:00 ET from The Wings Club

    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 or visit

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