Benét J. Wilson is a freelance aviation/travel journalist and blogger based in Washington, D.C. I’m also director of media relations for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The opinions expressed on this blog are strictly my own and do not reflect the views or opinions of my employer.
I’m a trade journalist who has covered issues as diverse as aviation, employment and training, welfare reform, economic development and agriculture/agribusiness. I also spent five years on “the dark side,” in senior corporate communications positions at two airlines and an aircraft engine manufacturer.
I’ve spoken extensively at conferences and seminars on topics including airports/security, new media and social media trends.
I’m on the board of directors for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Aviation Communication program, I co-chair the National Association of Black Journalists’ Digital Journalism Task Force and I’m a member of the Online News Association, Women in Aviation International and Black Social Media Professionals. I worked to help create McGraw-Hill’s Social Media Council, created to craft a policy and help business units navigate the latest tools and technology. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from American University.
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Email: benet AT aviationqueen DOT com
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