With both of their Akron roots running deep, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company recently announced that businesswoman, philanthropist, wife and mother Savannah James will christen Wingfoot Two, the newest addition to its fleet of world famous Goodyear blimps in a ceremony to be held on Friday, October 21, in Suffield, Ohio.
“Savannah’s Akron-born roots and passion for improving the local community made her a natural choice to christen Wingfoot Two,” said Goodyear Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Richard J. Kramer. “Goodyear has a long-standing tradition of enlisting strong, accomplished women to christen our iconic airships, and we are proud to welcome Savannah to the family.”
James joins an exclusive list of iconic and noteworthy women previously recognized by Goodyear through the century-long tradition of christening the new blimps. Celebrated aviator Amelia Earhart (1929), astronaut Dr. Sally Ride (2000) and Robin Roberts, award-winning co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” are among those who have christened a Goodyear Blimp.