PRESS RELEASE – The Commemorative Air Force has announced the addition of Adam Smith to its staff in the role of Executive Vice President for Strategic Development. Smith will oversee the execution of CAF’s “Airbase Strategy”, which will include leading the design, funding and construction of the CAF National Airbase, and ultimately the oversight of existing and future Airbases.
Smith comes to the CAF with extensive experience in aviation attractions and events, having worked at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) for the previous eleven years. During that tenure, Smith was responsible for the EAA AirVenture Museum, the Young Eagles and Chapter programs, Membership and ultimately, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – “the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” Prior to his work in the United States, Smith curated the Museum of Flight at East Fortune for the National Museums of Scotland.
“Adam has a unique background and set of talents that make him perfect for this important new position in fulfilling the educational mission of the CAF” said Stephan C. Brown, CAF President and CEO. “The planned CAF National Airbase will establish a world-class attraction in a major metropolitan area in Texas. It will help generations of Americans value the contribution of military aviation in assuring our nation’s freedom.”
“I bring a deep passion for the aircraft flown by the CAF and the important message they carry,” said Smith. “The CAF has been making great strides as an organization and is supported by a wonderful community of volunteers. I’m simply thrilled by this opportunity to help the organization move to the next level of success.”