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Safeguarding the future of GA.

President's Council Members

John N. Nordstrom

John N. Nordstrom, Honorary Chairman, AOPA Presidents’ Council

“Years ago my first flight instructor, who eventually became a Blue Angel, asked me to name the most important equipment on his C172. I stammered and guessed, “The airspeed indicator.” To my surprise he responded, “No, it’s your AOPA membership card!”

With the power of its members, AOPA is the world’s largest and most effective aviation organization, bar none. Our continued freedom to fly is inextricably linked to the strength of AOPA and the AOPA Foundation. I am pleased to be a part of the Presidents’ Council.” 

Bill Ayer

Bill Ayer, Chairman, AOPA Board of Visitors Former Chairman and CEO of Alaska Air Group ATP, CFII and Malibu owner since 1984

 I am proud to support AOPA by contributing my time to the AOPA Foundation Board of Visitors and by contributing financially to the AOPA Foundation. The money raised by the AOPA Foundation is used to pay for AOPA projects critical to general aviation, and together we are making a positive impact to improve aviation safety and to enhance the pilot community. While a lot has been accomplished, much more remains to be done.

Thank you to all of our 2015 Presidents Council!

  • John Nils Nordstrom, Chairman
  • David R. Albin
  • William P. Anderson
  • William Andrew
  • John M. Arnold
  • Edward K. Asplundh
  • William S. Ayer
  • Foster Bachschmidt
  • William James Bachschmidt
  • Mark R. Baker
  • Michael C. Baldwin
  • Bradley Crockett Barker
  • Howard Barker
  • Wallace Barnes
  • John A. Beck
  • Robert J. II and Pamela M. Benda
  • Ned W. Bennett
  • John Bradley Berry
  • Duane H. Bluemke
  • Mark Jon Bluth
  • Carolyn L. Bomberger
  • Michael E. Borner
  • J. Jeffrey Brausch
  • Robert L. Brooks
  • Suzanne J. Brooks
  • William D. Budinger
  • William M. Budinger
  • Ron Bullock
  • August A. Busch III
  • Steven A. Busch
  • John P. Calamos
  • Kim Caldwell
  • Hans L. Carstensen III
  • Marshall Carter
  • Darryl K. Christen
  • George W. N. Clay
  • Douglas Coors
  • Jacie Ann Crowell
  • William H. Crown
  • Paul T. Cullman
  • Brian S. Curpier
  • William Dallas
  • William S. Daugherty
  • Bill and Cindy Davidson
  • Thomas H. Davis Jr.
  • Regis A. de Ramel
  • John K. Desmond Jr.
  • Scott Donnelly
  • Bennett Dorrance
  • Edmund W. Dumke
  • John L. Dunham
  • Carl F. Dyess
  • Ernest P. Epps
  • Phillip W. Fisher
  • Tracy Forrest
  • Randy A. Foutch
  • William H. Freeman
  • Ian Blair Fries, MD
  • Thomas Fearn Frist III
  • William R. Frist
  • Elizabeth B. Frost
  • James C. Frost
  • Robert K. & Marcy L. Garriott
  • Walter J. Gatti
  • William K. Gayden
  • Jon S. Gilbert
  • P. Prentice Gilbert
  • Kenneth E. Glass
  • Jeffrey M. Goldberg
  • Jerry T. Gonsoulin
  • Stanley J. Gordon
  • Alan J. Green
  • Charles W. “Chick” Gregg
  • Jerome Norman Gregoire
  • William C. Griffith III
  • Thomas W. Haas
  • James Hagedorn
  • Sandra and Steven Hardie Fund held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
  • Walter Hartman
  • Pat Hartness
  • Edward A. Hasler
  • Barron Hilton
  • Henry Hinman Jr.
  • H. Neel Hipp
  • Scott Timmons Hipp
  • Karl K. Hoffman
  • Stanley S. Hubbard
  • David H. Hughes
  • James R. Huntington
  • Robert F. Huntington
  • Stephen M. Huse
  • Jim Irwin
  • Nanci Irwin
  • W. R. Jackson Jr.
  • Russell D. Jeter
  • David Kaplan
  • James A. Kilduff
  • Alan L. Klapmeier
  • David and Florence Kleine
  • David C. Klementik
  • Michael E. Kolowich
  • Gregory A. Kozmetsky
  • Keith H. Kretschmer
  • Roger A. Krone
  • Clay Lacy
  • Michael Lazar
  • David A. Lenz
  • Jeff Lenz
  • Jeff Lippencott
  • Samuel D. Long
  • Alan H. Lund
  • Robert G. MacLean
  • Cynthia S. Magidson
  • Steven R. Magidson
  • Chris Malachowsky
  • Jeffrey L. Mark
  • Anthony Mayer
  • Bartlett A. McCarthy
  • Bruce R. McCaw
  • Michael McGraw
  • Stewart McMillan
  • Edward W. McNeil
  • Russell W. Meyer Jr.
  • Robert G. Mikkelson
  • Timothy D. Morgan
  • Welles Murphey Jr.
  • Richard Muth
  • David Nagler
  • David W. Nelms
  • Lloyd Noble II
  • Lawrence M. Noe
  • Nathaniel Nolt
  • Zoe Dell Nutter
  • Walter R. Obermeyer
  • Gary Pace
  • Rodolfo Paiz
  • Arnold D. Palmer
  • H. Ross Perot Jr.
  • Wayne M. Perry
  • Esper A. Petersen
  • Robert W. Pittman
  • Tom Polgreen and Mel Rushton
  • Thierry Pouille
  • Kenneth N. Pyatt
  • Mike Quayle
  • Edward B. Rasmuson
  • James C. Ray
  • Phares N. Risser
  • Andrea E. Robertson
  • Bernard I. Robertson
  • David L. Robertson
  • James W. Robins
  • John A. Rolls
  • Jeffrey Rubenstein
  • Kirk R. Samuelson
  • Dr. Gina Bakiares Santori
  • Richard L. Schmidt
  • Charles W. Schnatter
  • Scott Schneider
  • Richard W. Schwartz
  • William H. Scripps
  • William Scully
  • David N. Shaffer
  • Harold “Hal” Shevers
  • Sam Singer
  • Sherif Sirageldin
  • Stephen Smith
  • Stockton N. Smith
  • John Springthorpe III
  • Robert L. Stallings III
  • Dianna Stanger
  • Lessing S. Stern
  • James Evans Stowers III
  • Dennis F. Strigl
  • William Stroud
  • Mayo S. Stuntz Jr.
  • Jason P. Talley
  • Ronald E. Tarrson
  • Tom S. Teetor
  • Frederick W. Telling
  • James R. Thompson
  • Marilyn E. Thompson
  • McHenry Tichenor Jr.
  • James G. Tuthill Jr.
  • Horacio Valeiras
  • Richard Voit
  • Chuck Walker
  • Diane Wallach
  • Steuart Walton
  • George “Pat” Waters
  • Michael Watts
  • Lindsay Weaver Jr.
  • Dr. Cindy Weber
  • Peter J. Weidhorn
  • Tyson Weihs
  • Dr. Richard L. Weiner
  • Jeffrey C. Weiss
  • Richard Wells and Magnolia Plastics
  • Jerry A. Wenger
  • Louisa M. Wiener
  • Jerry G. Wilke
  • Donald M. Wilson
  • Robert A. Wilson
  • Sarah Wilson
  • Robert L. Zemeckis

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AOPA Presidents’ Council members inspire and engage their fellow aviators. Their collective power and passion for aviation has a tremendous impact on the future on general aviation. I’m proud to be a member of the Presidents’ Council, and I hope you’ll join me in preserving our freedom to fly.

—Mark Baker, AOPA President & CEO, President’s Council Member

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