Executive Director, American Astronautical Society
Jim Way is a successful business management professional with 30 years of nonprofit and small organization leadership experience and a passion for space flight and aviation. He has successfully managed small teams in a variety of roles and companies.
As Executive Director of the American Astronautical Society (AAS), Jim is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s events, publications, and member engagement activities. He has helped the AAS build on its prior success by improving and adding to its widely recognized conferences and symposia, networking activities, and technical publications for the past four years.
Before coming to AAS, Jim was the marketing director of Sightline Media Group, publisher of Defense News, Military Times, and other defense industry media outlets. Prior to Sightline, Jim was marketing director at the Association of Corporate Counsel, where he directed the membership communications strategy highlighting the organization’s services, conferences, and career opportunities.
Jim received his master’s in public communications from American University and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Hartwick College. He has a private pilot certificate, has attended multiple space launches, resides in northern Virginia, and enjoys spending time with his family and dog.