Vaughn College Gala

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6 p.m.
86-01 23rd Avenue, Flushing, New York 11369

Honoring
Mary Ellen S. Jones
Vice President, Asia-Pacific Sales
Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines

Vaughn College is proud to honor Mary Ellen S. Jones, Vice President of Asia-Pacific Sales at Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. Ms. Jones is a true innovator and trailblazer who has contributed to the aviation and aerospace industries through the many senior executive roles in marketing, sales, customer support, communications and government relations she has held during her career. She is also an influential industry leader, having served as past president of The Wings Club, past chair and current board member of the Connecticut Airport Authority board, which sets direction and strategy for Bradley International Airport and five general aviation airports in the state, on the board of trustees of the ISTAT Foundation, and on the International Aviation Women’s Association advisory board. Ms. Jones has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in business administration from The Johns Hopkins University—Carey Business School. She and her husband live in Glastonbury, CT and have a 22-year-old son.

Vaughn College Gala Committee

  • Ed Baklor, Chief Commercial Officer, LaGuardia Gateway Partners
  • Kathryn A. Callahan, Vice President, USAIG
  • Cubie Dawson, Vice President, Business Development, Hudson Group
  • Barry Eccleston, Former President, Airbus Americas, Inc.
  • Stephen T. Ferguson, Assistant Airport Manager, AvPORTS / Westchester County Airport
  • Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week Network
  • Doug Izarra, Vaughn College Trustee
  • Marco A. Nogueira, Director of Quality/Chief Inspector, JetBlue; Board Member, JetBlue Foundation
  • Patricia Ornst, Director, New York State and Local Government Affairs, Delta Air Lines
  • Katherine Posner, Vaughn College Trustee; Partner, Condon & Forsyth
  • Mary Prettyman, Head of Customer Marketing, Pratt & Whitney
  • Eric Sanderman, Regional Director, Cirrus Design Corporation
  • Mylène Scholnick, Principal Aviation Advisory, ICF
  • Lysa Scully, Vaughn College Trustee; General Manager, LaGuardia Airport, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Erin King Sweeney, President, King Sweeney Strategies, LLC
  • Peter Vaughn, Vaughn College Board of Trustees Secretary; Chief Experience Officer, Avenues: The World School

All proceeds from the Gala will benefit student scholarships and institutional priorities.

  • Sponsorship Levels* (Check your selection below)

  • • On Stage speaking and photo opportunity at Gala
    • Sponsor letter in event journal
    • Premium seating for 20 guests
    • Acknowledgement as a Platinum Sponsor at the Gala on materials, sponsorship signs and website
    • Prominent recognition in ad featured in two editions of Aviation Week & Space Technology
    • A Platinum two-page ad with your special message in the event journal
  • • Premium seating for 20 guests
    • Acknowledgement in Gala welcoming remarks
    • Acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor at the Gala on materials, sponsorship signs and website
    • Prominent recognition in ad featured in two editions of Aviation Week & Space Technology
    • A Gold two-page ad with your special message in the event journal
  • • Priority seating for 10 guests
    • Acknowledgement in Gala welcoming remarks
    • Acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor at the Gala on materials, sponsorship signs and website
    • Prominent recognition in ad featured in two editions of Aviation Week & Space Technology
    • A Silver full-page ad with your special message in the event journal
  • • Priority seating for 10 guests
    • Acknowledgement in Gala welcoming remarks
    • Acknowledgement as a Bronze Sponsor at the Gala on materials, sponsorship signs and website
    • Prominent recognition in ad featured in two editions of Aviation Week & Space Technology
    • A Bronze full-page ad with your special message in the event journal
  • • Special seating for 5 guests
    • Acknowledgement as a Benefactor Sponsor at the Gala on materials, sponsorship signs and website
    • Recognition in ad featured in one edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology
    • A Benefactor full-page ad with your special message in the event journal
  • • Preferred seating for 5 guests
    • A full page ad with your special message in the event journal
    • Recognition as a Supporter Sponsor at the Gala on materials, sponsorship signs and website
  • Individual Tickets* (Check your selection below)

  • • Preferred Seating
    • Recognition as a Grand Patron on all Gala materials and website
  • • Recognition as a Patron on all Gala materials and website

  • Journal Advertisement Rates (Check your selection below)

  • If you would like to place an advertisement in the Vaughn Gala event journal, please provide the copy for your ad below:



  • Deadline: October 12, 2018
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    *Vaughn College is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. All contributions and a portion of sponsorships and ticket purchases are tax deductible as provided by law.