Paula Quinn is the Executive Director for the KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence, the Okanagan’s state of the art aviation museum and conference centre. A non-profit, legacy project of KF’s founder and owner, Barry Lapointe, the Centre will celebrate the aviation heritage of our valley and province.
Paula has spent over 4 years managing the design, development and construction of the Centre to realize Barry’s vision and cement his legacy. Focusing on community engagement through all project phases, she has cultivated key partnerships in the Okanagan and across B.C. to build a destination and experience that will inspire visitors of all ages for generations to come.
Paula’s career spans 40 years, bridging multiple disciplines from legal administration to sales, marketing and human resources, and includes corporate leadership roles for major brands in the UK and in Canada, where she has been with KF Aerospace for 13 years. Paula is an advocate for increasing the number of women in aviation and works closely with KF and initiatives that empower those in her local community.
KF Aerospace is Kelowna’s largest private sector employer, with nearly 700 staff locally and 1,000 across Canada, specializing in aircraft maintenance and engineering, flight operations, pilot training and leasing.