Dr. Peggy Chabrian
Dr. Chabrian is President and Founder of Women in Aviation International. The organization was incorporated in 1994 as a result of the success of the annual International Women in Aviation Conference begun in 1990. The conference began with 150 participants in 1990 and had grown to over 1,600 by 1997. WAI represents women from all segments of the aviation industry including general, corporate, commercial and military.
A longtime aviation enthusiast and professional aviation educator, Dr. Chabrian is a 2,000 hour commercial/instrument multi-engine pilot and flight instructor who has been flying for over 15 years. Most recently she added a helicopter rating to her flight qualifications and has been an aircraft owner for many years.
Dr. Chabrian has held several top positions in aviation education including Academic Dean and Associate Vice President of Parks College; Dean of Academic Support for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott, Arizona campus; Director of the Center of Excellence for Aviation/Space Education at ERAU's Daytona Beach campus; and Department Chair of the aviation department at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
The recipient of numerous aviation and education awards, Dr. Chabrian has received the FAA Administrator's Award for Excellence in Aviation Education and the Civic Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Dr. Chabrian is active in numerous aviation organizations and serves as a member of the board of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Aviation Foundation, the academic board of the International Civil Aviation University, the US Air and Trade Show board, and The 2003 Committee's board of directors. Dr. Chabrian is past president and board member of the University Aviation Association.
An international speaker, Dr. Chabrian has given numerous keynote and motivational presentations to hundreds of audiences. She has also authored numerous articles and authored an aviation management textbook.
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