Office of the Executive Director

The Ohio Aviation Association Officers and Board of Directors serve the Ohio aviation community on a voluntary basis. To assist the Officers and Board of Directors in carrying out strategic goals, the OAA engages an Executive Director. The Executive Director assists the OAA Board through financial management, membership management, membership recruitment, communication management, annual conference planning & execution, administration of OAA's governance and to serve as an advocate for our members.

Since 2017, Stacey Heaton, AAE, has served as the OAA Executive Director.  Stacey brings with her a wide range of aviation experience.  Originally from Connecticut, Stacey caught the aviation bug and pursued a  Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management & Flight Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology; later she continued her education with a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the Ohio State University.  Her career spans both public service and the consulting service.  Early in her career, she interned at an FAA Flight Standards District Office and at Reno/Tahoe International Airport. Later, she served as an Airport Planner for a worldwide engineering consulting firm. Getting back into public service, Stacey served as the Assistant Airport Manager at Palwaukee Municipal Airport (now known as Chicago Executive Airport) in Illinois. Prior to joining OAA, Stacey served the Columbus Regional Airport Authority in Ohio for over 7 years as a Planner and Project Manager. As a pilot, an Accredited Airport Executive, and other experiences, OAA is pleased to have Stacey fulfill the integral role of the Executive Director!

If you have questions about membership, advertising, sponsorship, advocacy, or just desire to chat about aviation in Ohio, you can reach the Executive Office at:

Via email: [email protected]

Via phone: 614-526-4990

Via Snail Mail: 

Ohio Aviation Association
PO Box 340257
Columbus, OH 43234-0257