David Svatos, supervisor of in-flight services and entertainment with Trans World Airlines, of St Louis, Missouri, has been elected president of the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA), of Los Angeles, California, for 1996-7. Joe Leach, manager of onboard programmes at Delta Airlines, of Atlanta, Georgia, becomes vice-president. Marcy Beaubelle, vice-president with AEI In-flight, was re-elected secretary, and Linda Palmer, senior vice-president of non-theatrical sales with Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, was re-elected treasurer. Newly elected to the board are: Joan Barker, sales and marketing director with In-flight Productions; Hendrik Knoesen, chief customer agent of in-flight product development/ in-flight entertainment with South African Airways; Gerard Martin, in-flight-entertainment brand manager with Air New Zealand; Stephanie Morton, executive director with Paramount Pictures; and Carol Selman, airline national account manager with GTE Airfone.

Source: Flight International