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Staci Nelson is the Executive Director of the Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium (INWAC). In this role, she works to support and promote the work of aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies throughout the Spokane Valley and along the Northwest I-90 Aerospace Corridor from Central/Eastern Washington into Montana.

Staci has spent her career working with organizations that improve people’s lives and enhance communities, from Inland Northwest Health Services and St. Luke’s Rehabilitation to the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation. In addition to her role at INWAC, she is part of a team that facilitates Washington State’s Aviation and Aerospace Advisory Committee and serves as a grants consultant to regional non-profits.

She is a Montana native who graduated from the Business Leadership Program at the University of Puget Sound and then settled in Spokane Valley to raise her family. She and her husband, Keith, have two daughters, a Frenchton named Piper, and a cat who likes to join in Zoom calls whenever possible.