(DALLAS – August 17, 2017) The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) announced today that Stephan C. Brown has resigned from his post as president/CEO effective August 17, 2017.
Brown provided 10 years of dedicated service, leading the CAF through a transitional period and is responsible for significant accomplishments, including establishing the CAF headquarters in Dallas and initiating a campaign to construct an aviation attraction museum to be built at Dallas Executive Airport.
Former CAF vice-president of safety, maintenance and operations, Robert Stenevik will serve as CAF President/CEO until a permanent president is identified. Stenevik, who recently retired from his CAF position, has extensive knowledge and experience with the organization and will be able to efficiently step into the position.
The General Staff, the CAF's board of directors, will commence searching for a new CAF president immediately. Board Chairman Doug Rozendaal said, “Steve Brown has given the CAF many years of enthusiastic service. We owe him gratitude and praise for his many accomplishments. We wish him the best of luck in future endeavors. Moving forward, the board recognizes the importance of the CAF’s dedicated supporters and passionate membership. We will focus on finding leadership dedicated to continuing that long CAF tradition and are unanimous in our commitment to accomplishing the CAF National Airbase initiative.”
About the Commemorative Air Force:
Through six decades of collecting, restoring and flying World War II aircraft the CAF has become the world’s largest flying museum with a fleet of 165 airplanes supported by 11,000 volunteer members. Nearly all the aircraft are kept in flying condition enabling people to experience first-hand the sight and sound of vintage military aircraft in flight.
CAF is dedicated to Honoring American Military Aviation through flight, exhibition, education and remembrance. To further its mission the CAF produces many aviation events across the country, including the CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow, which annually attracts more than ninety thousand spectators and was honored as 2015 Airshow of the Year by the International Council of Airshows.
The organization recently relocated its national headquarters to Dallas Executive Airport where it hosts CAF Wings Over Dallas Airshow and is developing an educational campus that is expected to play a significant role in the economic and cultural revitalization of southern Dallas.
For more information, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org.