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Flying High:
Ed's Words of Wisdom from the Real World

Ed Colodny

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The son of a small town grocer in Burlington, Vermont, Ed Colodny eventually became the CEO of a major airline and president of a university and medical center. Along the way he studied violin and considered becoming a concert violinist but instead chose to pursue a career in law. In his memoir, he takes us through his career experiences and shows how he met challenges at the negotiating table, kept corporate raiders at bay, provided his employees with a good work environment, solved financial problems at a university, influenced students to replace a disruptive smoke-in with a creative festival, and got a mismanaged and overspent hospital building project back on track. Ed's career, as well as his family life, was shaped by values and principles that guided his choices. His memoir provides insights into how he created a happy and productive life.

About the Author
Ed Colodny grew up in Burlington, VT, and studied violin as well as academic subjects throughout his early and college years. He received his AB with distinction from the University of Rochester and his LLB from Harvard Law School and eventually became the CEO of USAir, president of the University of Vermont, and interim president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT. He has also been of counsel for Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP law firms. The many awards he has received include Citizen of the Year, Vermont Chamber of Commerce; Laureate, Washington Business Hall of Fame; Washington Businessman of The Year; Wright Brothers Memorial Award; and Tony Janus Award for outstanding achievement in commercial aviation. He is married with three grown children. His current book, Flying High, describes how he handled the many challenges he faced in his long and varied career.

Book details:
© 2020
ISBN: 978-1-7357729-2-9
Paperback: 143 pages
8 x 10 inches
Price: $18.50

Flying High:
Ed's Words of Wisdom from the Real World

may be ordered from

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