Ben Stone is the Senior Vice President of the Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA). Stone joined AIA in 2019 and has over 20 years of experience in associations and the aerospace & defense industries, holding a diverse set of senior leadership roles. From 2019-2021, he served as AIA’s Vice President for Membership & Strategic Development.
Prior to joining AIA, Stone was Head of Business Development for Renewables & Storage at Enel Green Power North America, a subsidiary of one of the largest energy companies in the world. He led the company’s business development efforts to identify, evaluate, and implement a portfolio of hybrid power plants, with an associated capital investment of over $1 billion, including business development efforts with the U.S. Department of Defense.
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and our members blaze The Way to What’s Next. Our mission is to advocate for policies and investments that keep our country strong, bolster our capacity to innovate, and spur economic growth.
For over 100 years, the American aerospace and defense industry has shaped the world around us. From the first flight to the moon landing, the impact of A&D is immeasurable. And the next great aerospace achievement is on the horizon. We are critical to the health of the U.S. economy and serve as a seamless, fundamental part of daily life. Now more than ever, it’s vital that our collective industry has a strong voice speaking on its behalf.