Monday, May 20
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Davis Conference Center

1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041

Utah’s third annual aeronautics conference provides an incredible opportunity for students, young and seasoned professionals, and hiring organizations to come together for networking, interviews, career path presentations, and more! This is your time to interact with professionals across the industry to build your network and make meaningful connections in the aeronautics industry. From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 20, the Career Fair will feature interactive activities, such as drone flying, career map and resume building, and Q&A with a panel of Utah student ambassadors.

Previously, it was $25 for students to attend only the Career Fair. Thanks to our incredible partner, 47G, the career fair is now free to all students and conference attendees! Registration for attendance to ONLY the Career Fair can be found below. Please plan to arrive in business casual attire to ensure readiness to participate in interviews.

To get more information about participating in the Career Fair as a student or hiring organization, contact the conference event planner, Jess Reynolds, at 801-928-8245 or [email protected].



12:00 p.m. | Welcome Remarks

Hear a thank you message from the UDOT Aeronautics Division and 47G!

12:15 p.m. | Networking & Interactive Activities

Visit the exhibitor tables, grab a snack, and network with other students and professionals! Explore opportunities with leading aviation organizations and companies. Gain insights into the latest trends and job openings in the field.

1:30 p.m. | Young Professionals Panel

Learn from the experiences of previous aviation students who have successfully navigated their career paths. Get inspired and gather valuable insights on how to best achieve your goals in the aviation industry.

Trinity Benson | UVU

Trinity Benson, a Junior at Utah Valley University, is pursuing her passion for aviation through her studies in Aviation Management. She kickstarted her aviation journey early with an internship at Spanish Fork Airport during her high school years. She currently is interning with J-U-B Engineers Aviation Planning Department and working at the Provo Airport as a Customer Service Agent for Allegiant Airlines.  

In addition, Trinity is working towards obtaining her private pilot’s license and deepening her understanding and appreciation of aviation. She is also the President of the Aviation Management Club at UVU, where she strives to help fellow students find opportunities within the aviation industry to foster a motivated community of young aviation professionals.   

Looking ahead, Trinity plans to continue learning and contribute to the aviation industry’s evolution for the better. She is moving towards her own goals and lifting others along the way to make a positive impact on the future of aviation.

Sidney Page | SUU

Sidney Page was raised in Kaysville, UT. She attended Davis Technical College where she got her Pharmacy Technician license, with plans to eventually become a Pharmacist. However, after working in that field for a year, she decided that being stuck indoors was not the path for her. She started looking into other paths and was given an intro flight in a small plane for her birthday, she loved it and decided that she also wanted to do a flight in a helicopter. She did an intro flight in a helicopter March of 2019, and applied for the helicopter program at SUU soon after. Upon completion of flight training she took a job as a flight instructor and in 2023 she accepted a position with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, flying tours out of Las Vegas Nevada. Sidney enjoys being outdoors as much as possible and spending time with her boyfriend and two cats.

Nicole Zinger | USU

Nicole Zinger, a 2023 graduate of Utah State University’s Aviation Operations Management Degree, currently works for the Utah Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics as an Aviation Operations and Emergency Manager. Nicole is applying her education and experience into growing Utah’s aviation infrastructure and connecting with local aviation communities. She is currently studying towards a Master’s Degree in Aviation Science with a Safety Specialization, planning to finish this August at only 22 years old! 

Nicole has taken multiple jump-starts early in her education and career, finding every opportunity to contribute, learn, and grow at every step she takes in the Aviation Industry. Through Utah State University and beyond, Nicole has also been active in various clubs and organizations including Women in Aviation International, Women Military Aviators, Experimental Aircraft Association, National Business Aviation Association, Utah Business Aviation Association, National Intercollegiate Flying Association, Alpha Eta Rho, Professional Aviation Club, DroneWorx, Air Force JROTC/ROTC, Civil Air Patrol, Utah Aeronautics Advisor Board, and more. 

Nicole has a passion for conducting outreach to students and aspiring professionals at aviation events across the country, introducing them to the wonders of flight and the opportunities and benefits it can bring to their futures and local communities. 

Maddy Lakey | USU

Madelyn Lakey has always been fascinated by aviation and started her journey at USU in the professional pilot program in 2020. She began working at the Logan airport at USU dispatch while completing her private pilot’s license through the USU program. Maddy became interested in the UAS program and was considering adding it as a minor. After learning more about this new program she ultimately decided to switch her major to Aviation Management with an emphasis on UAS. Since then, she has earned her Part 107 certificate and learned to fly a variety of drones including ones she has built.

Ben Ellis | SLCC

Ben is 23 years old and grew up in West Valley. His introduction to aviation started at a young age and has always been interested in aircraft. In High School, he took aviation classes at the GTI to get started early in the industry. After High School, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which allowed him to learn how to communicate with people, make connections, and learn the fun and importance of service. Upon returning from his mission, he started working for Skywest Airlines as a way to start getting hands-on with aircraft maintenance. While working there, he gained both mechanical and Non-destructive testing experience. During his time in this program, he has done his best to learn about both the material and industry. He serves as the Vice President for the SKILLS U.S.A Club for SLCC and does his best to inform anyone interested in the trade careers about what jobs are available and how they can be prepared to have the best experience.

2:30 p.m. | Networking & Interactive Activities

Professional Headshot Booth
Advance your LinkedIn account and portfolio and get your photo taken by a photographer.

Resume Workshops
Attendees will have assistance in polishing their resume with expert advice to stand out in the aviation industry.

Career Mapping
In this activity, attendees can chart their course for success with personalized career guidance.

Mock Interviews
Attendees will have the opportunity to connect personally and learn how to make an impression in a mock interview with industry professionals. Prepare ahead of time by signing up for an interview HERE.

Drone Testing
Attendees may complete a drone obstacle course and take the TRUST test.

4:00 p.m. | 47G Industry Panel

Engage with members of 47G and executives from relative companies as they share and discuss different jobs and career paths that are available within the Aviation Industry in Utah.

Brian Janroy | Apogee Worx, LLC., Co-Founder/Co-Owner

Brian is a retired USAF veteran with over 40 years of experience supervising, managing and leading functional and matrixed teams of highly diverse technical and non-technical personnel executing worldwide aircraft maintenance and logistics operations.  Following retirement, Mr. Janroy joined the Northrop Grumman Team culminating as the initial NG A-10 TLPS Program Manager.  Brian then followed his newfound entrepreneurial passion as the initial Chief Operating Officer and NATO Program Manager for a start-up company in Ogden, Utah.  He oversaw the technical and programmatic aspects of upgrades to multiple USAF platforms to include the C-130H, HH-60G and RC-26.   He then co-founded Apogee Worx which is focused on providing quality, high performance aircraft modernization programs. Mr. Janroy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Aeronautics, with a minor in Aviation Safety from Embry-Riddle University, and his post-graduate MBA work at Westminster University. Brian has been a Commercial/Instrument/Multi-engine rated pilot for over 40 years and is an Experimental Aircraft Builder as well. 

Rachelle Ackley | USHE Director

Rachelle Ackley, a University of Utah alumna with a Bachelor’s Degree in English, has dedicated her career to building partnerships among education, industry, government, and community stakeholders to strengthen Utah’s talent development in high-demand industries, bridging workforce gaps for a thriving economy. As Director of K12 Initiatives for the Utah System of Higher Education and Talent Ready Utah, she plays a central role in fostering innovative industry-education partnerships spanning sectors such as Aerospace Manufacturing, Diesel Technology, Technology Sales, Aviation, Construction, and Life Sciences. Rachelle is passionate about connecting industry to earn-and-learn talent development programs and is leading a statewide collaboration aimed at establishing a robust infrastructure to expand and make youth apprenticeships more accessible for students and employers across high-demand career clusters. In her free time, Rachelle continues her personal and professional growth, actively pursuing further education in Organizational Leadership while wholeheartedly advocating for work-based learning pathways throughout the state.

Sarah Bertagnolli | LSI President & CEO

Sarah Bertagnolli is the recently appointed President and CEO of LSI following a distinguished tenure as Chief Technology and Operations Officer, where she was instrumental in leading a comprehensive reorganization and turnaround of the company, particularly in global professional services, client support, and business operations. An alumna of the University of Utah, Sarah boasts over 20 years of experience in operational transformation, initiating new revenue streams, enhancing profitability, and overseeing mergers and acquisitions. She also has significant expertise in the aerospace and defense sectors, working closely with clients to deliver tailored solutions.

Her leadership style is marked by her ability to identify and leverage process improvement opportunities, significantly boosting efficiency, customer satisfaction, and team accountability. She oversees sales and delivery team operations, provides strategic direction, and manages the IT team and infrastructure. Sarah’s expertise in managing large-scale client programs drives business growth, technological innovation, and process optimization.

With a commitment to delivering exceptional value to stakeholders, Sarah leverages her extensive experience and education to steer LSI towards new horizons of growth and innovation.

Tina Hazlett | Spectrum Recruiting Solutions CEO

Tina has been working in the Talent Aquisition space since 2001. She launched including starting Spectrum Recruiting Solutions in 2018. A professional sabbatical allowed her the mental space she needed to create her vision of the ideal Talent Acquisition Firm. She and her entire family spent a full year traveling across the United States in a Winnebago, on purpose. With sheer determination and a dream, she built a successful recruiting, consulting & outplacement company that is thriving today.   Tina has been named one of Utah Business’s 30 Women to Watch and in the same week spotlighted as one of Utah’s Women at the Forefront of Manufacturing by UAMMI.  To know Tina is to love her immediately, personally and professionally. Step into the ring (or just chat) with Tina for 30 seconds and you’ll want her in your corner. And she’ll always be there. When she’s not putting her blood, sweat, and tears into Spectrum, she is in the community fighting for gender pay equality, working to ensure diverse groups have equal exposure to job opportunities,  managing her family’s annual “Backpack Project” which provides basic necessities to underprivileged kids within our community, or most likely this time of year, she is with her family at the softball field.

6:00 p.m. | Welcome Reception

Join the conference attendees for a welcome reception in the Cirrus Atrium of the venue! Prepare to witness a groundbreaking mobile vertiport demonstration and learn about the exciting advancements coming soon to our state. Engage with industry experts and explore unique displays. Take to the skies in a hot air balloon ride with Zac Bramble, son of Curt Bramble, and experience the conference center from a whole new perspective.