Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence

Cecile Hatfield

2015 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award Recipient

Cecile Hatfield

The fourth recipient of the IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award was Cecile Hatfield, Esq. IAWA Board Members Katherine Staton and Debra Fowler presented the award during a reception in Washington, DC.

View the video below to see the presentation highlighting Cecile’s inspiring achievements.

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Renee Martin-Nagle

2014 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award Recipient

Renee Martin-Nagle

The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award as Renee Martin‐Nagle. This award recognizes women who are leaders in the field of aviation, have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women in the industry and are respected as team players by men and women alike. As a woman who epitomizes these attributes, IAWA is honored to recognize Renee Martin-Nagle as the third recipient of this award.     

Martin‐Nagle has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the advancement of women in the aviation industry. She has been a member of IAWA since 1991 and served on IAWA's Advisory Board.  In addition, she served on the board of directors of Women in Aviation and established the Airbus Leadership Grant to support women pursuing aviation‐related degrees.  IAWA Past President, Julie Ellis spoke of Martin‐Nagle, “Renee has never met a challenge she did not embrace and solve successfully with diplomacy and aplomb‐‐ always taking on leadership roles to advance our industry and mentoring men and women, who become life‐long friends, along her amazing life’s journey.  Renee is a Woman of Excellence.”   

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Elizabeth Friedenberg

2013 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award Recipient

Elizabeth Friedenberg

The International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the
2013 IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award as Elizabeth Freidenberg of Freidenberg,
Freidenberg & Lifsic. This award recognizes women who are leaders in the field of aviation, have
demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women in the industry and are respected as team
players by men and women alike. As a woman who epitomizes these attributes, IAWA is honored to
recognize Elizabeth Freidenberg as the second recipient of this award.     

Freidenberg has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the advancement of women in the
aviation industry. She has served on IAWA's board for many years and is currently an active member of
the Advisory Board.  IAWA Past President Katherine Posner spoke of Freidenberg, “Elizabeth has been
an inspiration in so many ways – as a trailblazer for women in aviation law, for her boundless energy and
enthusiasm and of course her unfailing support of other women and IAWA.  She truly is a Woman of
Excellence.”   

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Katherine B. Posner

2012 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award Recipient

Katherine B. Posner

The International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the
2012 IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award. This award recognizes women who are
leaders in their field of aviation, have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women in
the industry and are respected as team players by men and women alike. As a woman who epitomizes
these attributes, we are honored to recognize Kathy Posner as the first ever recipient of this award.

Kathy has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the advancement of women in the aviation
industry. She is a founding member of IAWA and has served as President, Board and Advisory Board
member. Kathy is also the immediate Past President of the New York Women's Bar Association
Foundation and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology.

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Outstanding Aviatior Award

Heather Penney

2017 Annual Outstanding Aviator Award

Heather Penney

This year, The Wings Club Foundation, Inc. and IAWA (International Aviation Womens Association), will honor Heather Penney with the 2017 annual Outstanding Aviator Award. The presentation of this year’s Award will take place during The Wings Club Foundation’s Annual Meeting, to be held on the evening of Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at The Yale Club in New York City.

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Colonel Edward T. Rock (USAF Ret.)

2016 Annual Outstanding Aviator Award

Colonel Edward T. Rock (USAF Ret.)

This year, The Wings Club Foundation, Inc. and IAWA (International Aviation Women’s Association), will honor Colonel Edward T. Rock (USAF Ret.) with the 2016 annual Outstanding Aviator Award. The presentation of this year’s Award will take place during The Wings Club Foundation’s Annual Meeting, to be held on the evening of Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at The Yale Club in New York City.

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Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann

2015 Annual Outstanding Aviator Award

Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann

The Wings Club Foundation, Inc. and IAWA (International Aviation Womens Association) announce that Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, is the recipient of the sixth annual Outstanding Aviator Award. The presentation of this year’s Award will take place during The Wings Club Foundation’s Annual Meeting, to be held on the evening of Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at The Yale Club in New York City.

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Bob Hoover

2014 Annual Outstanding Aviator Award

Bob Hoover

The Wings Club, recognized as the premier aviation club in the world, and IAWA (International Aviation Women’s Association) will honor Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, former Air Show Pilot and United States Air Force Test Pilot, with the fifth annual Outstanding Aviator Award.

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Patty Wagstaff

2013 Outstanding Aviator Award

Patty Wagstaff

The Wings Club, recognized as the most premier aviation club in the world, will honor Patty Wagstaff, Champion Aerobatic Pilot with the fourth annual Outstanding Aviator Award.

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2012 Outstanding Aviator Award

Doolittle Raiders

New York, NY – (March 28, 2012) – The Wings Club, recognized as the premier aviation club in the world, will honor the Doolittle Raiders with the third annual Outstanding Aviator Award.

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2012 Outstanding Aviator Award

Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)

New York, NY – (March 28, 2011) – The Wings Club, recognized as the premier aviation club in the world, will honor the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) with the second annual Outstanding Aviator Award.

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