Textron CEO Scott Donnelly to be Keynote Speaker at

CJP 2014 Annual Convention

Head of Cessna’s parent company to share insights during the aviation industry’s largest gathering of Citation owners.

 Donnelly_Scott_bScott Donnelly, Chairman, President and CEO of Textron, Inc., the parent company of Cessna Aircraft Company, will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association (CJP) Annual Convention. The event is scheduled for Sept. 17-21 at the Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV.

“We are thrilled to have Scott speak at the CJP convention,” said Ed Turley, CJP chairman. “Considering Scott’s personal passion for aviation and his keen interest in understanding the needs of customers, this will be a fantastic opportunity for CJP members to gain insight into his vision for the company, as well as his perspective on the business aircraft industry.”

As head of one of the world’s best-known multi-industry companies, Donnelly oversees a network of businesses with total revenue of 12.2 billion and approximately 33,000 employees with facilities and presence in 25 countries. Textron has some the most respected brands, including Cessna, Bell Helicopter, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Kautex, Greenlee and others.  Most recently, Textron recently announced the acquisition of Beechcraft Corp., pending regulatory approval, which produces general aviation and military aircraft, including the iconic King Air turboprop line, and military training and special missions platforms.

Donnelly joined Textron in 2008 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. In 2009, he was named president and CEO, and has served as chairman of the board since 2010. Prior to joining Textron, Mr. Donnelly held several roles at General Electric Company from 1989 to 2008, including president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation.

Donnelly is an active pilot and currently owns and flies a Cessna Caravan.