The Wings Club Elects Kenneth E. Gazzola 62nd President

Announcement Made at Annual Meeting

Mar 26, 2004, 00:00 ET from The Wings Club

    NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- During The Wings Club annual meeting
 last Tuesday, the President's gavel was passed to Kenneth E. Gazzola,
 signaling his election as the organization's 62nd president.  Prior to his
 election as president, he served on the Board of Governors for seven years,
 and for the past three years served as Chairman of the Membership Committee.
 In acceptance remarks, Gazzola reiterated his commitment to increase
 membership and raise awareness of the venerable organization to a new
 generation of aviation professionals and enthusiasts.
     Gazzola is Executive Vice President/Publisher of the Aviation Week Group,
 a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies, where he is responsible for the
 strategic direction and management of a multimedia group, which includes
 nearly 50 products and services.  His publishing career began at McGraw-Hill
 where he held a number of management positions on various magazines,
 newsletters and data bases before moving on to serve as Group Publisher of
 Aviation/Aerospace Publications for Ziff Davis (later Murdock Magazines).  He
 later rejoined The McGraw-Hill Companies as Executive Vice President and
 Publisher of Aviation Week.
     In addition to his responsibilities at The Wings Club, Mr. Gazzola is a
 Board Member of the Smithsonian Institutions National Air and Space Museum and
 Co-Chair of the International Committee of the American Business Media
 Association.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration
 from Fordham University Business School.  He is a current, instrument-rated
 general aviation pilot.
     The Wings Club was founded in 1942 and is a private membership club.  It
 is comprised of industry leaders, management, pilots and professionals in
 related service organizations, dedicated to preserve the history and
 perpetuate the traditions of aviation while providing a forum for discussion
 and debate on aeronautical and aviation issues.  As the premiere international
 aviation club, The Wings Club recognizes and honors significant achievements
 contributing to the advancement of aeronautical and aviation matters.  For
 more information on The Wings Club, contact General Manager Harris Herman at
 (212) 867-1770, visit the clubs website at, or email

SOURCE The Wings Club