Poberezny Stepping Down As EAA Chairman

7/27/11 – For the first time in nearly 60 years, the chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association and AirVenture Oshkosh won’t be named Poberezny (poh bur EZ nee). Current EAA president and CEO Rod Hightower is taking over August 1. Tom Poberezny announced yesterday (Tue) that he is retiring. He has headed the EAA since 1989, taking over then from his father, Paul Poberezny. The elder Poberezny had headed the organization since it was founded in 1953. This year’s EAA AirVenture runs through Sunday in Oshkosh. Then, Tom Poberezny will become chairman emeritus the next day.