Kristin Lackey

Brand Manager, Sonoma Aviation

Kristin is the Brand Manager at Sonoma Aviation, where her passion for aviation and expertise in branding converge to create dynamic strategies and initiatives. brings a dynamic blend of expertise and enthusiasm to her role as Brand Manager at Sonoma Aviation. Her leadership style is characterized by a focus on collaboration, continuous learning, and fostering an environment where ideas can flourish. Kristin’s leadership not only elevates the Sonoma Aviation brand but also fosters a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

Kristin’s academic foundation is rooted in a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Management, complemented by a Professional Certificate in Branding from the prestigious Kellogg School of Management. Kristin has honed a keen understanding of what drives successful brand strategy.

Her professional journey began at Express, a key player in the Limited Brands portfolio, where she served from 2004 to 2010. Kristin’s roles there evolved from Store Manager to Brand Manager, and eventually to District Trainer, showcasing her versatility and capability in both leadership and brand development. In these roles, Kristin demonstrated a remarkable ability to not only manage and enhance brand identity but also to mentor and develop aspiring talents in the retail sector.

Kristin’s love for aviation began at a young age, a passion ignited by her first flight experience at an EAA Young Eagles event in her hometown in Illinois, where her grandfather proudly served as the local chapter president. This early exposure to the world of aviation left a lasting impression, steering her professional path toward the aviation industry.

In her spare time Kristin enjoys spending time with her three daughters at the beach or hiking in the mountains. She loves CrossFit and taking road trips, volunteering at her children’s school.