2021 Woman of the Year
The PNAA WIA Woman of the Year Award recognizes a woman who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and success over several years. The nominee will have a track record of long-term achievements, professional growth, and community involvement and has distinguished herself in her organization, her profession, and her community. This woman is known for her positive influence and competent abilities. The Nominee epitomizes the values for which PNAA stands and represents the best of who we are as women and as leaders.
Nancy White was nominated for the 2021 PNAA Woman of the Year award because this manager, business leader, co-owner and CEO gives back as much as she gains from the aerospace community. For almost 30 years Nancy has volunteered for think tanks, technical advisory committees, and community and economic development councils. Here are some personal examples. As a CEO Nancy provided oversight to ensure that as a customer, program needs are met and her team exceeded expectations. Even her first customer, is still a customer! As a manager, one team member reports Nancy was open to allowing him to explore a variety of roles and a chance to grow his capabilities. As a colleague, Nancy has provides intimate feedback and ensures she nurtures mentor relationships. Nancy has amassed a talented and diverse team that supports the industry worldwide. Her employees are dedicated because they know they matter to Nancy. She offers the employees the opportunity to co-own the business through an Employee Stock Option Plan. Nancy is committed to treat customers, employees, vendors and colleagues with respect and integrity. She walks the talk and creates an environment where her team knows they are in it for the long game. No shortcuts. From the very small town of Bingen, Washington population 800, on the beautiful Columbia River, in a beautiful LEED compliant facility in the heart of the Cascades, Nancy and the team have a saying, “We try really hard to say Yes.” Today PNAA says Yes, to honoring Nancy White as the 2021 PNAA Woman of the Year.
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