Women in Aviation International CEO Lynda Coffman is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Kenyon to the new position of chief operating officer at WAI, effective immediately.

“Since joining our team as chief growth officer in 2021, Stephanie has fostered innovation and implemented strategic initiatives that align with our mission and values,” Lynda said.

“Stephanie’s role as interim CEO for the past six months demonstrated her exceptional operational and analytical skills, deploying new processes and systems to streamline the organization and increase efficiencies.”

In her new role as COO, Stephanie will play a crucial part in shaping the operational landscape of WAI.

She will continue her strategic leadership for growing the organization, designing new and innovative programs, creating strategic partnerships, and enhancing revenue streams. She will also work closely with staff ensuring all programs, processes, and initiatives run efficiently and operate effectively.

“This promotion not only recognizes Stephanie’s outstanding contributions but also reflects my confidence in her ability to lead our organization to even greater success,” Lynda added.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Lynda to lead our organization on a course of growth and expansion in my new role as COO,” Stephanie said. “WAI plays an important role in the strength of the entire aviation industry, and I’m looking forward to increasing our impact.”

A WAI member for over a dozen years, Stephanie has led the strategic direction and financial growth of WAI since she joined the staff in 2021 as chief growth officer drawing on her proven track record in the aviation industry where she has held leadership positions with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, AirServ International, and AOPA.

Stephanie will continue leading WAI’s successful scholarship program including its new international university scholarships, as well as the new Harvard University/WAI Emerging Leaders professional development education programs.

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