AIAM’s multi-client lobbying firm, McAlvey Merchant & Associates, rolled out the red carpet for AIAM’s first annual Legislative Day and Board of Director Meeting held on Wednesday, December 4th. The first part of the day took place in downtown Lansing where 40 AIAM members and board members – representing 29 companies – spent time meeting with 15 State Representatives and 14 State Senators. Our goal was to raise awareness of Michigan’s extensive aerospace industry and introduce them to the Association. It was an incredibly productive day! A special thank you to Jeff McAlvey and his team for hosting and organizing the legislative day’s events!

The second half of the day was hosted at the Henry Center for Executive Development at Michigan State University and was dedicated to receiving updates on the growth and outreach of AIAM, hearing a presentation on marketing and promotional efforts provided by Marketing Resource Group, and learning more about the newly instated Ambassador’s program.  We were honored to hear from Board Member Kevin Michaels with AeroDynamic Advisory as he provided the keynote speech during our evening dinner.  The entire day was a complete success and we appreciate every member who participated. We look forward to seeing you next year!