Member of Colorado Aeronautics Division’s recognized with National Service Award

September 17, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado

WATKINS – Colorado’s Division of Aeronautics Communications & Multimedia Manager Shahn Sederberg received the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) “2019 State Aviation Distinguished Service Award”.  It was announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, held in conjunction with the 2019 NASAO Conference taking place in St. Paul, Minn.

The award recognizes state aviation personnel who have excelled in their service and dedication to aviation progress and development in their state. Recognizing that the vitality and effectiveness of a state aviation agency directly reflects the quality of agency personnel, NASAO resolved to identify and honor a staff member that has performed in an exemplary manner and whose contributions will serve as an inspiration to other state aviation agency personnel.

Sederberg was nominated for his contributions to effectively tell the positive stories of aviation and aerospace in Colorado through a variety of communication mediums including video production, photography, graphic design, and web development.  Some of his nationally-recognized productions include the Colorado Airport Directory, Colorado Aeronautical Chart, Airport Stories Video Series, and the Discover Colorado Airports exhibit located at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.  His work has helped advance and improve aviation safety and has allowed the Division to effectively communicate the story of Colorado’s innovative programs and the importance of aviation and airports to Colorado’s entire community. 

Sederberg began his aviation career in 1998 as a Centennial Airport (APA) intern funded by the Division’s Internship Program.  His tenure with the Division began in 2001 as an Airport Planner and Airport Safety Inspector.  In 2005, Sederberg was successful in his pitch to create his current position as Communications and Multimedia Manager which combined his passion for both aviation and multimedia arts.

DOWNLOAD PHOTO: L-R: Colorado Aeronautics Division Director David Ulane, Communications & Multimedia Manager Shahn Sederberg, Aviation Planner Kaitlyn Westendorf, Program Manager Todd Green.