Kristy Amburgey, our associate director and employer relations manager, is at the AOPA Aviation Summit this week representing Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a Trade Show Representative. Below, Kristy shares a little insight into her experience, along with some photos taken on her smartphone:
Held in Hartford, CT this year, the AOPA Aviation Summit is a three-day event with static displays at the local airport and many different exhibitors in the convention center in downtown Hartford. Closest to the Embry-Riddle booth are Landmark Aviation, Meggitt PLC, Champion Aerospace, MassDOT and Baldwin Aviation although many more companies are represented. We are enjoying the wonderful comradery and networking that AOPA brings to the aviation community.
The Embry-Riddle booth saw a variety of visitors, including alumni and their families, employers seeking ERAU candidates and prospective students. Many people stopped by to tell us their Embry-Riddle stories, and it was great to hear stories both humorous and heartwarming. It is amazing how many people have been impacted by Embry-Riddle in some way. We have heard wonderful success stories from our alumni, and had to meet some our current students. Professionals from many fields have also stopped to talk shop.
The AOPA Aviation Summit promises even more excitement over the next few days, and our group can’t wait to meet and get to know even more attendees.