Melissa Rudinger has been named vice president and assistant to Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Craig Fuller.
Rudinger has worked for AOPA for more than 18 years, spending most of that time in the Government Affairs Division, where she was most recently the vice president of regulatory affairs, overseeing a staff that dealt with issues covering everything from aircraft certification to airspace issues to pilot certification.
Rudinger holds a commercial pilot certificate with a lighter-than-air rating, and has experience running a local airport business. She has FAA Academy training in Airspace Design and Management, Environmental Analysis, has served as an FAA Accident Prevention Counselor, and is a graduate of Millersville University.
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