Aviation for Women

JAN-FEB 2018

Aviation for Women is the flagship member publication of Women in Aviation International. Articles feature women who have made aviation history, professional development ideas, and current-topic articles.

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J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8 AviationforWomen 7 from around the world the chance to come out to the International Women in Aviation Conference so they can learn about all the various jobs in the aviation industry and where they might fit into it. Marci Veronie , WAI 10594, is vice presi- dent of sales and marketing for Avemco In- surance Company and has been with the company since 1986. Avemco serves the in- surance needs of general aviation aircraft owners and pilots. She holds a property/ casualty insurance and life health license in all 50 states and has extensive knowledge of aviation insurance and the aircraft that Avemco covers. Additionally, she is active in Avemco's loss prevention efforts by devel- oping educational programs and training for her staff. She currently supervises 13 underwriters and marketing staff. Marci has been a member of Women in Aviation International since 2001 and a member of the Washington, D.C., area chapter. In March 2015, Marci was elected to the WAI board of directors and was se- lected as vice chair in 2017. N E W N O M I N E E F O R B O A R D Michaela Lucas , WAI 950, is associate di- rector of the NASA Space Grant and EPSCoR Programs for Nebraska where she admin- isters over $2 million annually. This pro- gram funds students and faculty to engage in NASA-related projects such as universi- ty robotics competitions, rocket and space station payload development, high altitude ballooning, and more. Michaela developed the Nebraska Space Ambassador program in 2013. This elite group of Nebraska edu- cators offers training to increase the STEM skills of other teachers. She is partnering with NASA to host a conference for educa- tors at Kennedy Space Center in the sum- mer of 2018. Previously, she served as a full-time in- structor of aviation and senior research associate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), where she taught avia- tion safety, diversity in aviation, introduc- tion to aviation and aerospace, and other courses. She served as director for a na- tional aviation policy seminar for universi- ty students in Washington, D.C. Michaela continues to teach as an aviation adjunct instructor for UNO. Michaela is dedicated to inspiring young women toward careers in aviation and aero- space. She has been attending the annual conference since 1993 and sponsoring stu- dents to attend since 1995. She has served as faculty adviser for the UNO Women in Aviation Chapter since its inception in 2000. The chapter received the UNO Out- standing Student Organization Award in 2006, and Michaela received the UNO Out- standing Adviser Award in 2005 and 2013. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNO. She is a certifi- cated pilot and resides in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband. ✈ U P S i s H i r i n g First Officers Flight Qualified Management Aircrap Systems & Structures Engineers Simulator Technicians Aircrap Maintenance Management Trainees Flight Dispatchers Ground School Instructors U P S j o b s . c o m UPS is an equal opportunity employer – race/color/religion/sex/ national origin/veteran/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity ©2017 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. UPS, the UPS brandmark and the color brown are trademarks of United Parcel Service of America, Inc. All rights reserved. Michaela Lucas

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