The Flight Safety Foundation announced today the promotion of Kevin L. Hiatt to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, effective January 1, 2013. This move comes as longtime CEO, Bill Voss, opted to return to the Federal Aviation Administration as an executive in aviation safety.
“I am enthused about taking over FSF leadership and building on Bill’s great work across the globe,” Hiatt said.
“I am confident that Kevin Hiatt, a true safety professional, will lead the Foundation to even greater heights,” stated Voss. “It has been a singular honor to lead an organization that for so long has been a leading voice for aviation and aerospace safety,” said Voss.
David McMillan, Chairman of the FSF Board of Governors, said: “This is a day of mixed emotions for me and my colleagues, as we are genuinely pleased to welcome Kevin Hiatt as CEO given his commitment and performance as COO. At the same time, we bid a fond farewell with our deepest thanks and best wishes to Bill Voss, who understandably wishes to return to the public sector for the next stage in his impressive career.”
Kevin Hiatt, who has been Chief Operating Officer at FSF since 2010, came to the Foundation from World Airways, Inc., where, starting in 2005, he served as Director and then Vice President for Corporate Safety and Security. Prior to 2005, Mr. Hiatt was with Delta Air Lines for 26 years in various positions, including Chief Pilot at the Atlanta International Pilot Crew Base from 2002 to mid 2005.
Flight Safety Foundation (www.flightsafety.org) is an independent, non-profit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.
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