Since joining AOPA in 1999, Kathleen has worked in the Pilot Information Center, Media Relations, Foundation, and most recently in the Air Safety Institute. She re-joined the Foundation in 2017 and is responsible for developing and executing the donor communications program, conducting corporate and foundation fundraising, and ensuring consistent Foundation messaging throughout the organization. Kathleen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Maryland University College. She is a commercial pilot with instrument and multiengine ratings and an instrument-rated certificated flight instructor. Contact Kathleen at 301-695-2084 or by email Kathleen.Vasconcelos@aopa.org.