Former Phillips Publishing executive Brian O'Sullivan has joined the staff of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as vice president of membership marketing.
O'Sullivan has over 16 years experience in marketing, sales, product management, business development, and strategic planning at several firms, including Bell Atlantic and Shell Oil.
At Phillips Publishing (the nation's largest newsletter publisher), he spearheaded marketing and editorial content for several business-related offerings including Business Breakthroughs and Lead and Succeed newsletters. He also managed a number of large-circulation investment newsletters there.
As director of marketing at Filetek, Inc., he directed marketing planning, training, and lead generation for the software technology firm specializing in data warehousing.
O'Sullivan is a graduate of the University of Maryland with bachelor's degrees in transportation and marketing and an MBA in finance and transportation.
He resides with wife Linda and two daughters in Darnestown, Maryland.
AOPA membership grew by more than 50,000 in the 1990s despite a downturn in the U.S. pilot population that only recently was reversed. Today, AOPA members number more than 355,000 of the nation's 618,000 certificated pilots.
March 7, 2000