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Wednesday, October 14, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Robin Applebaum
New York, NY (14 OCTOBER 2015) -  The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), a non-profit group whose members are dedicated to elevating the air travel experience for all passengers, announced its new 2015-2016 Board of Directors.

The new Board includes several members who were re-elected:  Kevin Bremer, The Boeing Company; Michael Childers, Lufthansa Systems; and Ingo Wuggetzer, Airbus; along with the following officers: President Alfy Veretto, Virgin America; Vice President Brian Richardson, America Airlines; and Secretary Dominic Green, Inflight Dublin. Jo Boundy, Qantas; and Maura Chacko, Spafax were each elected to their first terms. Board members currently serving a multi-year term and not a part of this year’s ballot include Treasurer Joan Filippini, Paramount; and Director Éric Lauzon, Air Canada. Additionally, Linda Celestino, Etihad Airways, rejoined the Board to serve in the position of Immediate Past President. That position previously was filled by Patrick Brannelly, Emirates.

"Our new Board members are an outstanding representation of the thousands of talented industry executives who make up APEX’s diverse membership,” said Alfy Veretto, APEX, President. "The Board’s leadership, experience and industry knowledge will continue to support and advance issues that affect our members and, in turn, their passengers, through our advocacy, critical analysis and problem-solving.”

The new Board was announced during the association’s Annual General Meeting at the 2015 APEX EXPO in Portland, Oregon. The event, which drew nearly 3,000 attendees - including representatives from more than 70 global airlines - covered the entire passenger experience including Comfort & Ambience, Entertainment & Connectivity, and Catering & Services for every passenger class. 

Elected by APEX members, the Board of Directors comprises volunteers from both airline and vendor member companies; each brings insight and experience to meet the growing needs of the association and industry.

The complete 2015-2016 APEX Board of Directors is as follows:

  • Alfy Veretto, Virgin America - President
  • Brian Richardson, American Airlines– Vice President
  • Dominic Green, Inflight Dublin - Secretary
  • Joan Filippini, Paramount Pictures – Treasurer
  • Linda Celestino, Etihad Airways – Immediate Past President

  • Jo Boundy, Qantas
  • Kevin Bremer, The Boeing Company
  • Maura Chacko, Spafax
  • Michael Childers, Lufthansa Systems
  • Éric Lauzon, Air Canada
  • Ingo Wuggetzer, Airbus

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