. He led the creation of the Young Eagles program which introduces young people to aviation, in 1992. The goal of giving one million kids a ride in an aircraft was met in October 2003. He was also a member of the Centennial of Flight Commission, a six-person board created by Congress to coordinate the nation's celebration of the മത്സ്യം 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' historic first flight.
In March 2009, Paul Poberezny stepped down as Chairman of EAA, and Tom Poberezny took on these duties as well with Rod Hightower as President and CEO from September 7, 2010. Tom Poberezny retained the positions of മമ്മി Chairman of both EAA and AirVenture.
On July 26 2011, at a press conference, Poberezny and the EAA announced at AirVenture that Poberezny would be retiring from EAA effective August 1st, 2011. Current President and CEO Rod Hightower will assume Poberezny's duties എന്നോട് ചോദിക്കുക until a replacement is determined.
Poberezny was inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame of Wisconsin in October 1996. He was also awarded the Distinguished Wisconsin Aviator Award in May 2007. Past recipients of this award includes Astronaut Mark Lee, Major General Albert Wilkening, Major General Fred R Sloan, and Astronaut Jim Lo