Keith Mordoff, well-known aviation journalist and public affairs manager, has been appointed to head the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's Communications Division.
In making the appointment, AOPA President Phil Boyer said, "Effective and imaginative public communication is vital to keep our members and other general aviation pilots informed. In addition, AOPA takes seriously its responsibility to provide the public with a true and balanced picture of general aviation and its great benefits to the community. Keith's exceptional background in public relations and aviation journalism fits him superbly to maintain that communication."
As senior vice president for communications, Mordoff will lead a professional team that maintains a flow of general aviation information to the trade and general press, and to the public and AOPA members through the AOPA Web site. Reporting to Mordoff are Warren Morningstar, vice president of communications, and Seth Golbey, vice president of Internet services.
For the past three years, Mordoff was director of communications for Gulfstream Aerospace, serving as the company's lead communications executive and as spokesperson for the business aircraft manufacturer and service provider.
Mordoff began his aviation career as a flight test engineer for General Dynamics. He moved into aviation journalism with Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. During three of his eight years with AvWeek, he was stationed in Germany as bureau chief, directing coverage of the rapidly developing European aerospace industry.
Before joining Gulfstream, Mordoff served as a director of communications for Lockheed Corporation and Lockheed-Martin in various international and domestic public relations assignments.
Keith Mordoff graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in aeronautical operations and holds a private pilot certificate. He lives in Germantown, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.