InterVISTAS Appoints William S. “Bill” Swelbar as Executive Vice President

William Swelbar, research engineer in aeronautics and astronautics.11 December 2013

VANCOUVER, CANADA – InterVISTAS Consulting Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. William “Bill” Swelbar as Executive Vice President. Bill will officially join InterVISTAS on December 16, 2013 and will be tasked with heading the Washington DC office.

Deborah Meehan, InterVISTAS President and CEO commented:  “William Swelbar is one of the aviation industry’s most highly-regarded economic analysts demonstrating a long track record in identifying industry trends in their formative stages and forecasting the consequences.  We are continually working to put the best team in place to tackle the many issues that a changing industry will present and Bill is another piece of the puzzle for us.”

Throughout Swelbar’s career, his clientele has been diverse as he has represented airlines, airports, investment banks, investors, manufacturers, and labor groups in a variety of advocacy and non-advocacy assignments.  Swelbar’s specialties include labor cost profiling, regulatory analysis, competitive assessments, cost-benefit analyses, and other communication, economic and financial advisory services in support of strategic planning, corporate communications and negotiations.  Bill is also a much sought-after speaker and has provided expert witness testimony before various tribunals and before the United States Congress regarding the economics of commercial air transport.

Swelbar commented:  “I am extremely excited to be a part of the InterVISTAS team under the leadership of President and CEO Deborah Meehan.  The areas of expertise at the firm are many. More importantly, they are relevant to an industry striving to find sustainable solutions to problems that have plagued it for decades.  This is the most diverse consulting team I have worked with over my 30 year career.”

Swelbar will continue in his research role at MIT’s International Center for Air Transportation as well as keeping his seat on Hawaiian Holdings Inc. board of directors.  He will also continue to author www.swelblog.com.

As part of Royal HaskoningDHV, InterVISTAS is a leading management consulting company with extensive expertise in aviation, transportation, and tourism.  From offices in Vancouver, Washington DC, Bath, The Hague, São Paulo, and Boston, InterVISTAS’ 80 staff has delivered strategic solutions and successful results to hundreds of clients in over 70 countries around the world.

For more information, contact Deborah Meehan at +1-617-480-1212 or at deborah.meehan@intervistas.com