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LAKELAND, Fla. – With the ever-growing Aerospace Expo requiring more and more resources to meet demand, Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) and SUN ‘n FUN (SNF) announce the addition of Jana Filip to the team as Business Development Manager.

In her new role, Filip will be responsible for creating and managing initiatives that cultivate individual, corporate, and foundation gifts, grants, programs, and events – all targeted to provide financial support for the Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc. and SUN ‘n FUN  Fly-In, Inc.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Jana to the team,” said Gene Conrad, president and CEO. “This is an area we’ve anticipated expanding in order to continue the growth of our organizations and missions. With her considerable experience and passion for the industry, we know Jana is the right person for the job.”

Filip comes into the role with two degrees in education and many years in event planning, including two decades in aviation events specifically.  She served on the planning committee for the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in 2002. Upon the 2004 debut of the Sebring Expo, the first show dedicated the sport aviation community, she volunteered at and helped plan the event, as well as directed the event’s Hospitality Booth. Then in 2011, under the mentorship of Expo founder Bob Wood, Filip was asked to direct the Sebring Expo. In 2016, after directing her sixth Expo, Filip was recruited to DeLand, Fla. where she founded the DeLand Showcase, which also featured the sport aviation community. 

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