The Duluth Aviation Institute has appointed John Eagleton, Kate Dougherty, and Don Monaco to its board of trustees.
Eagleton has been the president and chief executive officer of Northstar Aerospace since 1998. Winner of the 2004 Joel Labovitz Entrepreneur Success Award, he has led Northstar Aerospace to become one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies in the United States. He also serves on the Duluth Airport Authority board and is on the advisory committee for Lake Superior’s College Center for Advanced Aviation.
Dougherty is owner of Dougherty Public Relations. Her client list is a diverse group of aviation companies and foundations. Before opening her own business, she was public relations director for Cirrus Design. She is a member of Experimental Aircraft Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and a former member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Communication Committee. She also serves on the board of directors for the Charles A Lindbergh Foundation.
Monaco retired in 2002 after 28 years as an international information technology and business management consultant at Accenture, including 18 years as a partner and senior executive. He established Monaco Air Duluth in 2005, a full-service FBO. He holds Commercial Pilot, Advanced Ground Instructor, and Instrument Ground Instructor certificates. He also serves on the Lake Superior College Center for Advanced Aviation Steering Committee, the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the Duluth Workforce Council, and the Miller-Dwan Foundation Board of Directors.
The Duluth Aviation Institute is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the region’s aviation history, to inspiring the public with this history and knowledge of aviation and aerospace, and to exploring community development within this educational effort.
For more information: DuluthAviationInstitute.org