November 13, 2012
Frederick, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has appointed Steve Hedges to serve as director of media relations.
Hedges is a multiple award-winning journalist and communicator with twenty years of experience at top media organizations covering national security, foreign, domestic, and aviation issues. Hedges has also managed public affairs and media relations for a number of clients in Washington, D.C.
Hedges was a member of a Chicago Tribune reporting team that was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of airline delays and air traffic control problems at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. He is also a recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award and the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
His experience includes crisis management, international relations, media messaging, aviation safety and reporting on the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, Department of Defense and intelligence community.
Hedges is a graduate of the University of Iowa and an instrument-rated pilot and aircraft owner. He resides in Washington, D.C.
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