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 http://www.wingsclub.org, or email
SOURCE The Wings Club