Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison

OBAP Board Chair Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison has over 39 years of professional aviation experience with 28 of those as a supervisor, manager and human resources specialist.

Currently, Vanessa is with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Flight Standards (AFS) Leadership Development Team – Leadership Coach (ACC) and Change Management Advisor (CMA).

Vanessa is a certified business coach responsible for coaching senior executives and managers as a CMA. Vanessa supports Change Management Practitioners on various project teams in integrating change management activities into their project plans. 

She is a graduate of the FAA Nation Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL) and the Southwest Region LEAD Program (Leadership Enhancement and Development Program). She has served on OBAP’s Board of Directors as Vice Chair and board member since 1990. Vanessa received honorary membership with OBAP for her years of service with the organization.

Vanessa continues to serve on other aviation-related organizations’ Board of Directors. She holds a M.B.A. – University of Phoenix and B.A. – University of Southern California. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. 

She and her husband of 32 years, Tony Jamison, have two adult children, Mikiala and Anthony (Bryce). She is the proud grand-puppy-parent to ‘Red’ and ‘William.’ Vanessa makes her home in Aurora, Colorado.