NAFI begins search for new executive director

The board of the National Association of Flight Instructors has begun the transition process in the wake of the resignation of Jason Blair as executive director.

Blair, who cited economic issues for his resignation, said “resigning offers the best possible future for the organization and myself. I fully support the mission of NAFI and hope the association and its members can find a way to continue the growth of the association and eventually return to a point where the position of an executive director is financially sustainable.

NAFILogoIn the past year, NAFI has gone through a lot of changes, including moving its headquarters from Allegan, Mich., to Kalamazoo at the Air Zoo.

According to a message sent to NAFI members by Robert Meder, board chairman, the board established a three-member transition committee, consisting of Ken Hoffman as chairman, Tim Brady and Meder, to review current programs and make recommendations for future action. The board has scheduled a follow-on meeting for early next week to hear those recommendations.

The transition committee will also initiate a search for a new Executive Director. “We are at the very earliest stages of this process, so more will be forthcoming in the very near future,” Meder said. “In the interim, Ken Hoffman will handle the day-to-day issues for NAFI.”

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