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National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Trustees Announces Interim CEO

Updated: Dec 21, 2022

DAYTON, OH, December 15, 2022 — The National Aviation Hall of Fame(NAHF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Aimee Maruyama as the interim President & CEO, effective December 22, 2022.

"Over the past three years, Aimee has worked in tandem with outgoing CEO Amy Spowart," said Michael Quiello, Chair of the NAHF Board of Trustees. "Therefore, she has important institutional knowledge of our mission and programs. Her experience is key to our transition to new leadership."

Serving as a consultant to the NAHF on programs, strategy, and development since 2019, Maruyama has over 18 years of experience in strategy development, management, philanthropy, marketing & communications, and event planning. Before working with the NAHF, Maruyama led teams in the higher ed and nonprofit sectors, including Wittenberg University, The University of Dayton, and a national grassroots organization, Mothers Out Front. A lifelong Daytonian, Maruyama is an active community member and former trustee at the Miami Valley School.

"I am deeply committed to the mission and vision of The NAHF. I look forward to working with the NAHF's talented staff, board, members, and Enshrinees," said Aimee Maruyama, Interim President & CEO. "Together, we will continue the work to achieve the NAHF's mission to honor aviation legends to inspire future leaders. The NAHF's strategy remains on track."

Working closely with the outgoing CEO, Maruyama co-founded the NAHF's education program Discovering Flight with the National Aviation Hall of Fame, which combines a pre-K through the 6th-grade curriculum with additional programs, like the Junior Collier Award and key peer partnerships. Maruyama is also pivotal in the ongoing transformation of the NAHF's permanent learning facility, Heritage Hall and Education Center.

"We are excited that Aimee has agreed to serve in this capacity as we continue implementing our transition plan to find a permanent executive leader," said vice-chair David Brixey. "The NAHF is committed more than ever to building upon our recent successes and working to achieve our mission to honor and to inspire."

About The National Aviation Hall of Fame- The National Aviation Hall of Fame strives to create a distinctive educational resource that will inspire future generations to appreciate our nation’s extraordinary aviation heritage and the men and women who created it.

Founded and based in Dayton, OH, the NAHF’s Heritage Hall & Education Center is committed to informing the public of American aviation heroes, their accomplishments and their impact. Learn more at

National Aviation Hall of Fame | 1100 Spaatz St., Dayton, OH 45433 | (937) 256-0944 |

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