2019 AAAE Women in Aviation Scholarship Luncheon

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The Watergate Hotel
2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037


Sharon L. Pinkerton
Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy
Airlines for America (A4A)

Honorary Host Committee

Honorary Chair
Nicholas E. Calio, Airlines for America

Faye Malarkey Black, Regional Airline Association
Ann Botticelli, Hawaiian Airlines
The Honorable Linda Hall Daschle
Joe DePete, Airline Pilots Association, International
Terri Fariello, United Airlines
Nate Gatten, American Airlines
Daniella Landau, HLP&R
Laura Lane, UPS
Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants
Diana Birkett Rakow, Alaska Airlines
Paul Rinaldi, National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Will Ris
Jason Van Eaton, Southwest Airlines

About Our 2019 Honoree
Sharon Pinkerton was named Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy for Airlines for America (A4A) in February 2011, and leads policy development on legislative and regulatory matters, working with Capitol Hill and the administration.

Pinkerton joined A4A as Vice President, Government Affairs in April 2006, where she was responsible for overseeing all aviation-related issues before federal, state and local governments. Before joining A4A, she served as Assistant Administrator for Aviation Policy, Planning and Environment at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Prior to her appointment at FAA, Pinkerton was transportation counsel to House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) and served on Capitol Hill for nearly 10 years. She began her professional career at Price Waterhouse.

A native of Vero Beach, Fla., Pinkerton received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cedarville College in Ohio, and earned a law degree from the University of Florida. Pinkerton is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Sponsorship and Ticket Information

Availability is extremely limited, however contributions are still being accepted. To arrange a contribution, please contact Jacky Sher Raker at jacky.sherraker@aaae.org 

To pay for your previously confirmed sponsorship or tickets via credit card or for questions regarding your guest list, please contact Gwen Basaria at gwen.basaria@aaae.org.

Platinum - $50,000

  • Four tables of eight with premier location
  • Invitation for all guests to the pre-luncheon reception
  • Speaking opportunity

Silver - $10,000

  • Two tables of eight with prime location
  • Invitation for two guests to the pre-luncheon reception

Gold - $25,000

  • Three tables of eight with prime location 
  • Invitation for all guests to the pre-luncheon reception

Friend - $5,000

  • One table for eight guests

Individual Ticket - $500

  • Individual tickets can be purchased for $500 each
For information on supporting or attending the event, contact:
Jacky Sher Raker // jacky.sherraker@aaae.org // 703.575.2472 OR Nick Calio // ncalio@airlines.org // 202.626.4000