AUBURN, Alabama — Dawn Vinson has been named the new executive director of the University Aviation Association (UAA).
She takes up the responsibilities of Interim Executive Director Cassandra Bosco, who was appointed to the position after Executive Director Carolyn Williamson retired in November of 2014. Bosco led the association through the strategic planning and search process for its next executive director.
Vinson has a strong 501(c) executive leadership background, having served as executive director of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Memphis, Nora’s Life Gift Foundation of Memphis, and LCC-ST (an association of surgical staff professionals) in Denver.
Vinson’s aviation experience includes both military and commercial air carriers. She has served as an Aircrew Flight Operations Manager in the US Air Force, as a Flight Crew Training Scheduler at Pinnacle Airlines. Vinson is also the owner of a Cessna 150L.
UAA, a nonprofit organization, represents more than 525 members consisting of educators, students, high schools, two- and four-year collegiate institutions offering aviation degree programs, and organizations and industry representatives that support collegiate aviation. The UAA also serves as the voice of collegiate aviation education to government, industry organizations and the general public.