It is with great excitement that the Chennault International Airshow announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.  Natalie Graham, project manager, CSRS; Kevin Land, methods engineering and ground support equipment manager, Northrop Grumman; and Kyle Rainwater, airport manager, DeQuincy Airport. Each of the appointees were elected to the Board due to their undeniable love for aviation and passion for what the airshow represents to the Southwest Louisiana community.

Larry Rewerts, a longtime airshow supporter, previous airshow director and Board treasurer retired from the treasurer position on October 26, 2023. Graham was elected to replace Rewerts in the treasurer role effective immediately. Rewerts will remain a general member of the Board until January 1, 2024 to ensure a smooth transition for Graham.

With these changes, the airshow’s Board will comprise seven directors in 2024, three of whom have been re-elected to their respective officer positions: Bruce Beard, president; Molly LeCronier, vice president; and Tommy Little, secretary.  Karen Wade also serves on the Board as a general member.

Beard said, “We are pleased to welcome Natalie, Kevin and Kyle as new directors to the Chennault International Airshow Board.  We are confident that they will provide the insights, perspectives and relevant expertise needed to continue to execute an amazing aviation event for the Southwest Louisiana community. Also, on behalf of the entire Board, I thank Larry for his incredible commitment to the airshow over the past 20 years.  His numerous contributions have been invaluable, and we are extremely grateful for everything Larry has done and continues to do to support our efforts.”

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