WASHINGTON, September 18, 2017 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today announced the promotion of Vaughn Jennings to serve as the new vice president, communications.
Since joining A4A in November 2012 as Managing Director for Government and Regulatory Communications, Jennings has played an integral role in successfully developing, driving and advancing the industry’s public and media relations priorities on a wide range of issues important to A4A’s member airlines. Prior to joining A4A, Jennings was a long-time Capitol Hill aide, holding several positions with senior Members of Congress, including House Leadership.
As Vice President, Jennings will oversee the department’s advocacy campaigns and its two managing directors, with a focus on further expanding A4A’s strategic communications initiatives and earned media outreach.
Jennings assumes his new role effective immediately and will report to Todd Burke, A4A’s senior vice president, communications.
“Vaughn is an expert communicator, who completely understands the intricacies of the airline industry and Capitol Hill,” Burke said. “He is a vital part of our current communications department and by stepping into this new role, his talent and leadership skills will only continue to grow, to the benefit of our A4A team, our member airlines and the traveling public.”
Jennings received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Wake Forest University.
Annually, commercial aviation helps drive $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. U.S. airlines fly 2.4 million passengers and more than 58,000 tons of cargo each day. Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation’s economy and global competitiveness.
A4A works collaboratively with the airlines, labor, Congress, the Administration and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.