At a press conference yesterday, EAA President and Chairman Tom Poberezny introduced Rod Hightower as the new EAA president, effective Sept. 7. Poberezny will remain EAA Chairman. Hightower is only the third president of the association, and the first non-Poberezny. Tom's father Paul Poberezny founded EAA in 1953 and served as president until son Tom took over in 1989. Tom Poberezny, 63, said, "Rod's selection completes a process that I began in 2005. He has a passion for aviation that is absolutely essential to serve EAA's 160,000 members as well as the extensive business operations background that is necessary to successfully meet the challenges and opportunities ahead for EAA."