One such example was in the staggering growth of the annual airshow, which was renamed AirVenture under his leadership, as well as the improvement of the grounds to their state-of-the-art configuration today. His focus on growing the organization into a general aviation organization was also a theme of his leadership. Under his watch, the EAA became a powerful lobbying organization fighting for the rights of not just pilots and owners of amatueur-built aircraft but of all of general aviation up through light jets. AirVenture, in fact, has in recent years become a popular spot for the launch of business aviation programs.
Poberezny's father, Paul, founded the organization in 1953 from the family home outside Milwaukee and ran it throughout the 1980s.