Vaughn College Gala 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6 p.m.
86-01 23rd Avenue, Flushing, New York 11369

Honoring
William J. Flynn
Chief Executive Officer
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

Vaughn College is proud to honor William J. Flynn, Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. Mr. Flynn sits on the company’s board of directors and is a seasoned executive who has held various senior management positions with leading transportation companies. He is a leader in global logistics, having previously served as the president and chief executive officer of GeoLogistics Corporation, a leading global freight forwarding and logistics company. While there, he led the company’s turnaround to profitability and orchestrated its successful sale in 2005. From 2000 to 2002 he held several senior positions at CSX Corporation including senior vice president of strategic planning and senior vice president at CSX Transportation, the company’s railroad unit. Previously, Mr. Flynn spent a number of years with Sea-Land Service, Inc., a subsidiary of CSX Corporation, where he held a variety of senior management positions in Asia, Latin America and the United States. Mr. Flynn has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona.

Vaughn College Gala Committee

  • Stephanie Baldwin, Vice President of Airport Operations, JFK International Airport, Delta Air Lines
  • Cubie Dawson, Vice President, Business Development, Hudson Group
  • John Dietrich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Atlas Air
  • Barry Eccleston, Former President, Airbus Americas Inc.
  • Stephen Ferguson, Assistant Airport Manager, AvPorts/Westchester County Airport
  • Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week Group
  • Doug Izarra, Vaughn College Trustee
  • Stewart Steeves, President and CEO LaGuardia Gateway Partners
  • Ralph Tragale, Senior Program Manager, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

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 ads 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)

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  • Deadline: October 11, 2019
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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.