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Apr 18, 2017 by Scott Hennelly Category: Press releases 0 comments

Wings Over the Rockies Appoints New Chief Development Officer

Jessica Castellano joins Wings with more than a decade of development experience

Denver, CO – April 22, 2017 – Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (Wings), Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Castellano as Chief Development Officer.

Castellano brings more than a decade of fundraising and development experience to Wings. She is a skilled major gifts developer and program cultivation manager that has successfully built and implemented donor programs at various organizations throughout the country.

Prior to joining the museum, Castellano served as Development Director for TEAM Wellness & Prevention, an organization that provides alcohol and drug prevention services to Northern Colorado youth. During her time with TEAM, Castellano substantially improved private and corporate income levels and implemented new initiatives to foster long-term organizational success.

In her new positon, Castellano will be responsible for cultivating donor relationships, managing income streams and developing partnerships with local and national businesses. She will drive Wings into the future with a focus on both the museum/heritage center at Lowry as well as Exploration of Flight, the future focused flight and space center to be built at Centennial Airport.

“Jess joins our museum community at an incredibly exciting time,” explained Wings’ president and CEO, Maj Gen John L. Barry (Ret). “Her unique skillset and incredible energy will serve as a tremendous asset as we grow with a focus on the future.”

“It is an honor to join an organization with such a storied past but with a keen eye on the future,” stated Castellano. “Our position as Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum sets us up as a valuable resource for Colorado’s thriving aviation and space communities.”

About Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum:

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum. Founded in 1994 and housed at the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Wings is dedicated to inspiring, educating and entertaining the public about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future. Visitors will find over 50 aircraft on display, thrilling flight simulator experiences and a learning center dedicated to the expansion of aerospace education in Colorado. For more information about Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum please visit WingsMuseum.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter & Instagram, connect with us on LinkedIn, join us on G+ and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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