Hinton has nearly two decades of experience in journalism and public affairs, including most recently serving as Senior Communications Manager for the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. There, she led multiple public relations and marketing initiatives to help the association advance its reputation on Capitol Hill, within the industry and with the media. She will start her position with A4A on Jan. 5, 2015.

In her role at A4A, Hinton will oversee airline industry and operations communications, and work with third-party supporters. She will report to Jean Medina, A4A’s Senior Vice President for Communications.