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IAWA offers an opportunity for men to participate as an Advocate. An Advocate is a man, or a person who identifies as male, who otherwise meets the requirements of membership in any other category. An Advocate is not a member, but will support, promote, back, encourage and sponsor IAWA. The Advocate fee is directed to IAWA’s scholarship programs.

To become an Advocate, start your application here. Applications are reviewed and acted on every two weeks. If you have any questions, please contact IAWA Headquarters at info@iawa.org or call 202-960-3900.

Together We Build A Legacy

IAWA empowers female leaders in the aviation and aerospace industries. 

IAWA has been bringing together accomplished women in all fields of aviation and aerospace for 30 years. Through our scholarships and mentoring program, we build a legacy. IAWA would not be where it is today without the continued support of our members and supporters. Be a part of building our legacy and Connect, Inspire and Lead.

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our newest advocates!

Denny Shupe, Esq.

Partner, Victor Rane

Tamer Ahmed

SVP and Hull Claims Manager, Global Aerospace

David Harrington

Partner, Condon & Forsyth LLP

IAWA advocates

Dr. Timothy Jung

Senior Consultant and Director of Aviation, ESI (Engineering Systems Inc.)

Gregoire James

Commercial Director,  The International Aviation Waste Management Association (IAWMA)

Edwin Marin

Executive Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer, USAIG

Gregory Principato

President & CEO, National Aeronautic Association

David Hernandez

Shareholder, Vedder Price P.C.

Brian Glod

Managing Director - US Practice Leader, Mash McLennan

Jack Gilchrist

Director, Shareholder, Gilchrist Aviation Law, P.C.

Mario Asselin

Chairman and co-CEO, Asselin, Inc.

Pradeep Fernandes

Vice President, Strategy - Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company

Benoit Defforge

President, Airbus Corporate Jets

Kenneth Quinn

Partner, Clyde & Company US, LLP

David Walton

Deputy Managing Director & COO

Daniel Da Silva

Vice President Of Strategic Regulatory Policy, Boeing Capital Corporation

Ryan Austin


Jose Botelho 

Executive Director & CEO, Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association

Grant Cochrane

SVP Intl Commercial Services, FedEx Express

Dustin Cordier

President, Jet AVIVA

Brian Costa

Chief Executive Officer, Chromalloy

Scott Cutshall 

Senior Vice President, Clay Lacy Aviation

Robert Dewar

SVP A220 Customer Services, Customer Satisfaction & Product Policy, Airbus

Chad Marcel

President, Piiq Risk Partners

Tommy Preston

Vice President, Ethics, The Boeing Company

Jim Simpson

Senior Managing Director, First Republic Bank

Michael Tentindo, Esq.

Partner, Hinckley Allen

Chris Raymond

Chief Sustainability Officer, The Boeing Company

Clay Tidwell

Manager, Quality Assurance, FedEx Express