The current president of the Experimental Aircraft Association says the process to pick his successor is progressing and no time line has been set for the recruitment. Tom Poberezny told AVweb in a podcast interview that the board of directors decided to hire a headhunting firm to find his replacement after an internal effort collapsed during AirVenture Oshkosh in July. Poberezny said the failed attempt over the summer generated debate among board members, whom he characterized as "strong-minded," but he said the process is continuing. There are now two headhunting consultants in the running to find the new president. He said the board is more concerned with getting the right person for the job than with setting a deadline for the passing of the gavel.
Poberezny noted that there have only been two presidents of EAA in more than 50 years, him and his father Paul, and the change will be a significant one. Tom Poberezny will continue as chairman of the board of EAA, which also has a vacancy. Eclipse Aviation founder Vern Raburn recently resigned.