Association for Airline Passenger Rights mourns the loss of its founding board member

The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR) has learned that Don Brandon, who was one of our founding board members and an architect of our organization, has passed away.

Association for Airline Passenger Rights mourns the loss of its founding board member

The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR) has learned that Don Brandon, who was one of our founding board members and an architect of our organization, has passed away. Don Juan Diego Tenorio Brandon passed away May 1, 2014, at the University of Washington Medical Center with loving family at his side.

Among Don’s notable contributions to AAPR was helping to shape our commitment to improving air travel for people with disabilities, as well as people with other access and functional needs. Since AAPR inception in 2007, he had presented numerous educational programs on the Air Carrier Access Act. These programs provided valuable information to airline passengers over the years. He also guided us in submitting public comments in response to proposed regulatory changes impacting people with disabilities.

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AAPR will forever be grateful for everything Don did to help shape our organization. The following caption from his Obituary summed it up best for us:

“One of Don’s gifts was to bring persons with disabilities, businesses and governments together to find reasonable accommodations on all accessibility concerns. This could be in the areas of employee benefits, environment, human resources, policy and system analysis, just to name a few. Through his mastery in communication and conflict resolution, he was always fighting for accessibility, in all aspects, and in turn, helped business and government leaders understand the value in the ADA. Being accessible and/or accommodating brought in valued employees and customers, and increased revenue at an affordable cost.”

Don was our colleague, our mentor and most of all, our friend. Please join me in praying for Don’s family during their time of loss. Thank you.

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