WAI Appoints Patt Poinsett as Director, Operations and Finance

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Patt Poinsett has joined the Women in Aviation International (WAI) staff as director, operations and finance. In this new leadership role, she will play a key role in handling  the day-to-day management of all operations. 

“Patt’s more than 10 years of experience managing all aspects of finance and administration for a nonprofit organization will be a welcome addition to our WAI team as we prepare for new initiatives and a new phase of evolution,” Allison McKay, WAI CEO says. 

Previously, Patt spent a decade at Wolf Haven International in Washington state overseeing the organization’s finances, facilities, and administration. Relocating to Northern Virginia, she will report directly to WAI CEO Allison McKay.

“I am thrilled to join WAI and follow my aviation interests. I grew up in an aviation family having been introduced to the world of remote control aircraft by my father when I was 12 years old and flying with my husband in pylon racing,” Patt says, adding, “I look forward to meeting and working with WAI members all around the world.”

Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information, contact WAI at 1864 Dayton Germantown Pike, Unit 4, Germantown, OH 45327-1100  Email: waihq@wai.org Phone: 937-839-4647 Visit www.WAI.org

Kelly Murphy, Director of Communications
Women in Aviation International
Phone: 703-967-8113
Email Kelly

Benefits of a WAI Membership

WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.

Become a Member