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UAA Relocates HQ to Memphis

The University Aviation Association is pleased to announce that it has relocated its headquarters office from Auburn, AL to Memphis, TN. The UAA Board of Trustees reached a deal with the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority to increase the association’s office footprint. UAA staff moved into their new offices last week. The headquarters occupies approximately half of the second floor of the main terminal at the General DeWitt Spain general aviation airport. "The new city is particularly appealing, as Memphis is a visible hub for aviation and a more easily accessible city," said UAA Executive Director Dawn Vinson. "Relocating to the terminal building will better position staff to support the more than 100 colleges and universities that are members of UAA. A centrally located city allows UAA to support our expanding programming and member services while strengthening our connection with the general aviation community. “ According to UAA President, Dr. Daniel Prather, “Offering a physical office location in Memphis is designed to accommodate both members and vendors in the most efficient manner possible. Hosting an on-airport office is critical to further strengthening UAA’s ties to the industry we love.” Additionally, the new space provides the modern environment and central location to continue to attract top talent to our organization. David McAlister, our current Communications Coordinator will not be moving to Memphis for the consolidation, though he is active in the transition to ensure services continue unimpeded. David celebrated his 10th anniversary with UAA last fall and his corporate knowledge and expertise will be missed. The new staff have big shoes to fil and are enthusiastically looking forward to meeting the members at conference in Riverside, CA this fall. UAA is planning an open house for all members to tour the new offices, which will coincide with the Memphis Air Show in early May 2017. The new headquarters is now located at 2787 N 2nd Street, Memphis, TN. UAA’s new phone number is 901.563-0557. The previous Auburn phone number will continue to be answered by UAA through the remainder of the summer.