Carla Sands Program Manager, Workforce Aviation Week Network
Carla Sands is the Workforce Program Manager for Aviation Week Network. She leads their student and young professional workforce study and manages the prestigious 20 Twenties Awards Program. As a young professional herself, she finds engaging with students and young professionals to encourage a career in the aerospace and defense industry very rewarding.
Carla graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering in 2008 and worked in both the North Carolina and Georgia DOT Aviation Divisions. She became the Assistant Manager for the Aviation Program at the Georgia DOT in 2012. After a move to Indianapolis in 2015, she began her work with Aviation Week.
When she’s not out promoting the aerospace and defense industry, she’s playing ball or watching movies with her husband and three boys.
AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum 2019