Two new board members were voted in by Women in Aviation International members at the organization's 30thannual membership meeting held in Long Beach, California. The two newly-elected board members, who will each serve a three-year term are:
Rhonda Larance,WAI 4633, is industry relations manager for Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, in Englewood, Colorado. With more than 15 years of experience managing global aviation marketing teams, Rhonda has held numerous leadership positions at Jeppesen since she joined the company in 1981. Her responsibilities include work with senior leaders and C-level executives; serving on industry and charity steering committees for fundraising; discover and developbusiness growth opportunities and cultivate and maintaine key VIP/celebrity, aviation industry, and vendor relationships.
Shannon Weidekamp,WAI 51870, is the lead flight attendant manager and director of client services for Crew Aviation LLC in Louisville, Kentucky. Crew Aviation is a Part 91 and 135 air charter and aircraft management. She is also lead flight attendant instructor and co-curriculum developer for Flight Research, Inc. in the Cabin Crew Upset Training Program. She is current co-chair of the NBAA Flight Attendant’s Committee, and a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.
"Rhonda and Shannon bring years of experience, skills, and wisdom to our board,” says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “We welcome them as our new board members as they join a group of talented aviation industry professionals who help guide and shape Women in Aviation International."