Elizabeth Tennyson, executive editor of AOPA Pilot, has been promoted to vice president, Publications.
"Elizabeth's promotion reflects the importance of AOPA Pilot," said Senior Vice President for Publications Thomas Haines. "It is the world's largest and most influential aviation magazine. Despite the growth of AOPA Online, the magazine remains the primary means for AOPA to communicate with our more than 387,000 members."
Tennyson is responsible for the day-to-day editorial and production management of AOPA Pilot, dealing with vendors, overseeing the magazine's staff, and coordinating the efforts of numerous freelance writers and columnists.
Prior to joining AOPA, Tennyson was editor in chief for three magazines for National Jurist publishing. Before that, she worked as a writer and editor for the Associated Press in Los Angeles, Miami, and Raleigh, N.C. She also did work for AP Radio during that period.
Tennyson graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Southern California. She is currently working on an MBA degree at the University of Maryland-College Park.
She is a private pilot with an instrument rating, a skydiver, and a hang gliding pilot.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is the world's largest civil aviation organization, representing the interests of general aviation. Some two thirds of all pilots in the United States are members of AOPA.