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Awarded by The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Commuter Connections ProgramAwarded by The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Commuter Connections Program

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) was recently awarded the Commuter Connections Employer Recognition Award for 2019 for AOPA’s Employee Telecommuting Program.

AOPA recognizes the importance of attracting and retaining staff members who are dedicated to serving member needs and understands the benefits the telework program provides to give employees a proper work life balance.

As of 2018, AOPA employed 42 staff who were able to benefit from the telework program and has helped keep employees off the road for more than 355,000 commuting miles and saved 18,000 gallons of gasoline.

Human Resources staff members Greg Cohen, LaKisha Partman, Jessica Plowman, and Kacey Sanders, attended The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Commuter Connections Program award ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on June 21, where AOPA was recognized, along with Toole Design Group and Washington Headquarters Services.

“We are honored to receive this award and remain dedicated to providing the best possible options for our staff here at our headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, and across the country,” said Peggy Yusko, Director of Benefits and Wellness.

AOPA is the largest non-profit, general aviation association representing private pilots and aircraft owners across the country and the world. Headquartered minutes from downtown Frederick, Maryland, on the grounds of the Frederick Municipal Airport, AOPA has more than 200 employees and more than 300,000 members.

AOPA’s mission is to ensure that the sky remains within reach of everyone who dreams of being a pilot.  To satisfy the needs of its members, AOPA always strives to be competitive in today’s challenging labor environment to attract and retain top talent while providing a healthy workplace for its employees. In order to do this, in 2010, AOPA decided to implement its Work Life Balance Program as part of its workplace culture by offering flexible schedules, remote working, and telecommuting.  Over the years it has continued to adjust and refine the program to meet the needs of the everchanging workforce.

AOPA also recently received a Gold Award for being a Maryland Healthiest Business for the fourth year in a row.

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