September 8, 2016 – Salinas, CA – The California International Airshow honored two volunteers as Director of the Year and Volunteer of the Year at the annual committee chairperson meeting, Cynthia Fournier-Ferrell, Director of Transportation, was named “Director of the Year” in recognition of her hard work, dedication and outstanding accomplishments. Cynthia started volunteering in the Airshow office, then moved to the Admissions committee, served as Hospitality Director, Board President and currently serves as the Director of Transportation.
Julie Ann Lozano, a volunteer veteran of the Airshow for more than 20 years, was presented with the Alice Beck Memorial “Volunteer of the Year” Award. Julie Ann started volunteering as the committee chair for the President’s Tent and was then named director of Hospitality. Eight years ago she was asked to join the marketing committee as their coordinator where she works with the media and the performers.
Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Laura Smith from Ground Operations, Shirley Kline from Transportation, Val Brenner from Air Operations, Kiko Nunez from Concessions, Peter Ochoa from Security and Luis Contreras from Facilities.