Matthew Desch, CEO and director of Iridium Communications, Inc., will join the board of trustees for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
The AOPA provides member pilots with news, training and safety programs. The association is comprised of more than 400,000 members.
Desch, an avid pilot, flies a turbocharged Cessna 210 single-engine aircraft. He joined AOPA 35 years ago and currently serves on the AOPA foundation's board of visitors.
“We are delighted to have Matthew Desch continue his service to AOPA as a member of the board of trustees,“ said Chairman William Trimble. “Along with his proven leadership on behalf of AOPA members, he brings insights into technology and aviation to our team.“