The NBAA will present Spring Adamo with the Schedulers andamp; Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award at the 2023 Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference (SDC2023), taking place from Jan. 24-26 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Adamo joined FirstEnergy in 2007 and has served as a flight logistics lead at FirstEnergy, where she managed flight logistics. This included scheduling, safety, security and personnel. Before she joined the tea at FirstEnergy, Adamo spent 11 years at McKinley Air, where she had brokered charters. She also directed hiring, training and concierge services, while helping the company to attract new charter clients.
Adamo backed a new Scheduler and Licensed Dispatcher Safety Award category for the NBAA Flying Safety Awards while serving on the NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Committee. She officially established this award category during her tenure as chairwoman in 2014. She is a founder of the Schedulers and Licensed Dispatchers Roundtable, as well as a former member of the Ohio Regional Business Association.RELATED STORY:NBAA announces latest Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation recipients
She earned her FAA licensed dispatcher certification in 2017 and was recognized by the NBAA for completing the Schedulers Professional Development Program. Adamo has been the expert on many subjects for several NBAA education sessions, most recently as 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," Director of Flight Operations Todd Fite said. "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."Learn more about the Schedulers andamp; Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award
The award goes to the nominee who has demonstrated a continued history of exemplary participation or support in scheduling and dispatching functions. The nominee would have been involved in scheduling, dispatching or flight coordination for at least ten years and credited with at least one outstanding contribution that lead to a higher level of professionalism for the field. Adamo will be the 14th to receive the award since it was created in 2008.
"I found my profession - and my passion - before I had even earned my high school diploma," Adamo said. "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," NBAA Director of Certification Tyler Austin said. "We are excited to recognize Spring for her leadership and dedication to the profession and to helping others succeed.