Colorado Aviation Business Association Appoints New Leadership and Establishes New Board for the CABA Foundation

The Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) has announced its new leadership for 2019-20 and also the installation of a new Board of Trustees for the CABA Foundation.

Vice Chairman Chris Swathwood advances into the Chairman role, Geremy Kornreich has become the new Vice Chairman, and Mike Straka has been appointed Executive Director. Kandi Spangler has moved into the role of Chairwoman of the CABA Foundation. The positions became effective February 1, 2019.

Mr. Swathwood has been a CABA Board member since 2011 and served for most of that time on the Legislative Affairs Committee representing CABA’s interests at the Colorado State Capitol. Recently named to the National Business Aviation Association’s Inaugural Top 40-Under-40, he is a pilot and the broker-owner of Altivation Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions.

Mr. Kornreich is a pilot and long-time volunteer with CABA. He joined the Board in January, 2017, and now serves as Membership Director. He has several years of professional experience in aviation business development, including Regional Sales Manager for an avionics manufacturer. An avid photographer, he also contributes to several aviation publications and coordinates the CABA-RMMA luncheons.

Mr. Straka has been a member of the Board since 2011, serving primarily as Communications Manager, Chairman from 2014-15, and Director of the VFW Holiday Airlift. He is also a pilot and photographer, and provides technical support for the aviation real estate website where he also writes aviation industry articles for the eNewsletter.

Ms. Spangler has served on the CABA Board from 2014 to 2019, most recently as Chairwoman. She too is a pilot as well as an aircraft sales and acquisition specialist with JetAviva. Prior to her involvement with CABA she was active for ten years in the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association and has written aviation articles for Professional Pilot.