The board of directors of Flight Path Learning Center and Museum at Los Angeles International Airport has appointed its new officers.
Westchester resident Rowena Ake was re-elected president and board chair of the nonprofit organization. Ake, who has served as Flight Path president since 1999, is past president of the Westchester Rotary Club and the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce.
She is a charter member of the Westchester Vitalization Corp. and earned the Silver Beaver Award for her extensive volunteer service to Boy Scouts of America. Ake was proprietor of a local dry cleaning business for 40 years and more recently has worked as a real estate broker.
The Flight Path board named Nancy Niles to the new position of president-elect, designating her to succeed Ake next year. Niles, a resident of Pacific Palisades, previously served as Flight Path corporate secretary and as airport community relations director.
The board additionally re-elected Ethel L. Pattison of Manhattan Beach, Vincent Migliazzo of Westchester and Robert Acherman of Torrance as vice presidents, John Garstka of Westchester as chief financial officer, and Jo Ann Hudspeth of Playa del Rey as treasurer. Robert Smith of Hawthorne was named to succeed Niles as corporate secretary.
Seymour Kahn of Playa del Rey, retiring after many years on the board, was appointed to the honorary Flight Path Advisory Committee.
Flight Path is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles. Admission and parking are free.
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