Mark Van Tine, Chief Executive Officer of Jeppesen and Vice President of digital aviation for The Boeing Company, has joined the top leadership of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) as the newest member of the EAA Board of Directors. Van Tine was invited to join the board during the group’s fall meeting at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. As a Class III director for EAA, he will serve a one-year renewable term on the EAA board.

“Mark Van Tine is a longtime EAA member who has a personal commitment to recreational aviation in all its forms, as well as strong aviation industry leadership experience,” said Jack Pelton, EAA’s chairman of the board. “We are grateful that he has stepped forward to represent our membership and help lead the association as we pursue our mission of growing participation in aviation.”

Along with bringing his aviation industry experience to the EAA board, Van Tine is committed to building personal aviation for future generations. He has been as an EAA Young Eagles pilot for nearly a decade and has personal involvement in the Build A Plane program that encourages interest in science, technology, math, and engineering for young people. Today he owns and flies out of his airpark home, a Glasair Sportsman built by him and eight high school students in 2013. Van Tine has also dedicated his time and efforts to such benefit programs as Challenge Air for Kids, Colorado UPLIFT youth service organization, and the Wingspan Campaign Committee for Wings Over the Rockies Museum. While in college, Van Tine built fuselage kits for Barracuda and Falco homebuilt aircraft.

Van Tine has been Jeppesen’s CEO since 2002 and became the leader of Boeing’s digital aviation organization in October 2012. He has experience in flight operations, customer service, navigation, and information technology. Van Tine is also a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) board of directors.

Van Tine holds of Bachelor of Science degree in aviation with a minor in business from San Jose State University, and has attended the Harvard School of Business Program for Management Development.