Spring Adamo to Receive Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Nashville, TN, Jan. 20, 2023 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will present longtime business aviation scheduler Spring Adamo with the Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award at the 2023 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2023), taking place Jan. 24-26 in Nashville, TN.

Adamo joined FirstEnergy in 2007 and serves as flight logistics lead at FirstEnergy, where she manages flight logistics, including scheduling, safety, security and personnel. Prior to joining FirstEnergy’s aviation team, Adamo spent 11 years at McKinley Air, where she brokered charters and directed hiring, training and concierge services while helping the company attract new charter clients.

While serving on the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, Adamo championed a new Scheduler and Licensed Dispatcher Safety Award category for the NBAA Flying Safety Awards, which she officially established during her tenure as chairwoman in 2014. She is also a founder of the Schedulers and Licensed Dispatchers Roundtable and a former board member for the Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association.

In 2017, Adamo earned her FAA licensed dispatcher certification, and she was also recognized by NBAA for completing the Schedulers Professional Development Program. She has been a frequent subject matter expert for numerous NBAA education sessions and most recently an advisor to the creation of the NBAA Business Aircraft Scheduler Certificate Program

“Spring demonstrates her commitment to excellence and integrity every day and works closely with her team to keep flights running smoothly and safely at FirstEnergy,” said Director, Flight Operations Todd Fite, “She is a passionate and respected member of the corporate aviation community, dedicating her time and energy to help make the profession, her colleagues and our company the best they can be. For these reasons and many more, we are honored to work with Spring and applaud her recognition by the NBAA.”

Adamo is the 14th recipient of this award, which was created in 2008 and recognizes individuals who have shared their business aviation industry expertise, provided extraordinary service, exhibited leadership and made significant contributions to the scheduling and dispatching function.

“I found my profession – and my passion – before I had even earned my high school diploma,” said Adamo. “I’m so grateful for this award and for the support I’ve received from my fellow schedulers and dispatchers for more than 36 years. I also feel fortunate to work at FirstEnergy, a company that empowers me to grow as a professional, contribute to my team’s success and drive positive change within my professional community.”

“Spring has long been a champion for schedulers and dispatchers and worked to ensure this sector of our industry had access to professional development opportunities to help people grow in their careers,” said NBAA Director, Certification Tyler Austin. “We are excited to recognize Spring for her leadership and dedication to the profession and to helping others succeed.

Learn more about the S&D Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award.

Learn more about SDC2023.


Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 10,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at nbaa.org.

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