Dear Member & Perspective Member: As we move into 2019, I am excited to update you on what we have planned for membership. My name is Kimberly (Kim) Holizna, I am new to OAI. However, some of you may already know me from having attended various events I have hosted over the years in the Aerospace Sector and other topics relating to global compliance, as well as my knowledge in the Aerospace areas with regards to global development.
I am the Director of Global Development and Membership for the organization. I will be working to be sure we are offering the best opportunities possible for members. I have spoken to companies in Aerospace Sector and there are several other areas that we are told would be useful to companies as they look to expand and increase their sales and market presence and understanding of the Aerospace sector. As a result, in addition to some of the benefits in the past, OAI will be offering additional opportunities to members.
I will also be visiting each company to better understand their needs and offer assistance in the area of development, compliance and global development.
We will continue to offer programs and educational programs for companies. We will add a bit more on compliance in Aerospace and Defense with access to legal assistance at a reduced costs as well as answers to basic legal questions We will also offer webinars on important topics relating to Aerospace and Defense as well as other topics important to overall business development and compliance, including updates on the latest tariff rules and requirements updates on NAFTA and how Brexit could affect the USA.
More opportunity to connect with other members and Aerospace Companies both domestically and globally. Regular supplier summits and connection to other OAI members and local companies. There will also be the ability to connect nationally and globally.
Training and updates on standards and certifications for Aerospace and Defense required to keep companies complaint as well as opportunities for grant funding as it exists to help offset costs required to become certified.
Opportunity to participate in Trade missions and shows related to Aerospace globally at reduced costs as grants are available to offset costs. Ability to connect with other Aerospace organizations globally through the reciprocal relationships OAI will have in place.
Access to data and information relevant to Aerospace and Defense Sectors including standards needed to conduct business in these areas.
I look forward to your input and support of the organization as we move forward.
Kim Holizna, IMBA, CGBP
Director, Global Development & Membership Programs
firstname.lastname@example.org (216) 577-1235