After 26 years of continuous service on the Board of Director of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Louie Andrew announced his retirement on Aug. 3. For the past year he served as chairman of the board.
“I had planned to retire this year and after a great AirVenture Oshkosh, and with EAA having a terrific president and CEO Rod Hightower in place, the timing is right,” Andrew said. “It’s now time for me to allow the many other talented directors we have on the board to take their turns.”
“It has been a great honor for me to serve as a director of EAA,” he added. “Without the vision of Paul Poberezny and Tom Poberezny, and the hard work of everyone at EAA, we may not have private flying in the future. I am confident that EAA is now in the right place to ensure the future of all of private aviation.”
Andrew is an attorney who lives and practices in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He has been an active pilot since age 14 and was first elected to the EAA Board in 1986. Andrew initially became involved with EAA at the Fond du Lac aerobatic championships that were held at that airport immediately following AirVenture for many years.
“Louie has been an immense help to me,” Hightower said. “Louie is close by in Fond du Lac so we met regularly during the leadership transition, and his advice and direction based on the experience he gained from decades on the board has been invaluable.”
During his last 10 years on the board, Andrew was the Chair of the Executive Committee of EAA, Vice President of EAA, and over the past year he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of EAA. He has also served as Treasurer of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC), a division of EAA, and had been a member of the IAC board.