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Air Traffic Control Association's Dumont Elected 2014 President of the Aero Club of Washington

02 Dec 2013
Air Traffic Control Association's Dumont Elected 2014 President of the Aero Club of Washington


Alexandria, Va., December 2, 2013 – Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), was elected the 2014 President of the Aero Club of Washington. The vote took place Thursday, November 21, during the Aero Club’s Annual Meeting held at its monthly luncheon. The Tuskegee Airmen were honored at the luncheon and presented with the Aero Club’s Donald D. Engen Trophy.

“Pete has distinguished himself repeatedly in various roles while serving on the board of the Aero Club of Washington. I am extremely thankful not only for his years of friendship, but also for his leadership, counsel, and commitment to our organization,” said David A. Castelveter, 2013 Aero Club president. “Pete will do an outstanding job in his new role next year as President.”

With the mission of providing a forum for the discussion and advancement of aviation and aerospace, the Aero Club has hosted countless industry leaders since its founding more than a century ago, in 1909.

“I’m honored to be elected President of the Aero Club of Washington and look forward to carrying its tradition through 2014 and positioning the Club for future success,” said Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO.”

During his year of service as Aero Club President – beginning January 1, 2014 – Dumont looks forward to helping lead the organization in hosting aviation leaders and moderating a forum of discussion and advancement in the field, while honoring the past.

On December 13, 2013, the organization holds its annual NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Dinner and will recognize The Honorable Marion Blakey, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, and former FAA Administrator and NTSB Chair.


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