Kenneth E. Gazzola retired September 2006 as Executive Vice President from the McGraw Hill Companies (MHP) after a distinguished 30 year career. As Executive Vice President/Publisher of Aviation Week Group, he served an audience of some one million professionals and enthusiasts in more than 180 countries. Aviation Week is the world’s largest multimedia information service provider to the global aviation and aerospace industry. Mr. Gazzola began his publishing career at McGraw-Hill, where he held a number of management positions before moving on to serve as Group Publisher of Aviation/Aerospace Publications for Ziff Davis (later Murdoch Magazines). He later rejoined MHP as Executive Vice President/Publisher of the Aviation Week Group. Mr. Gazzola is a Board Member Emeritus and still active with the board at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, former Co-Chair of the International Committee of the American Business Media Association, a Board Member of the Wings Club, and Board and advisory council member of AIRLINK, nonprofit providing lift for NGOs responding to disasters worldwide. He was President of the Wings Club in 2004-2005. He is is Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical, past chairman of the Washington D.C. Branch. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Fordham University Business School and an honorary doctorate from Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. He is a current, instrument rated, multi-engine general aviation pilot. He serves on the Board of the Washington Airports Task Force.
In addition to his serving as a Founding Board Member of Aero Design Labs, Inc., Mr. Gazzola also is President and CEO of Four Stars Aviation and Gazzola Consulting.