Over a thirty-year career, Adis Vila has held c-level positions in the business, government, and higher education sectors and has been involved with general management, business development, policy development and implementation, diversity and inclusion, and government, public, and regulatory affairs. She has been a professor of international law and international business, corporate executive, government official, academic administrator, and practicing attorney. In addition to these accomplishments, Vila was also the first Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Multilingual and multicultural, Vila holds the highest corporate governance designation from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD Board Leadership Fellow). She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Rural Telephone Bank and of the UBS Global Asset Management Advisory Board.
Vila has been recognized by the University of Akron with its “Woman Trailblazer” Award, by the Girl Scouts of Colorado with its “Women of Distinction” Award, and by the Delta Sigma Theta’s Dorothy Height “Hats Off to You” Award. Vila’s work at USAFA was recognized with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award by INSIGHTS into Diversity, and the “Dare to Dream Award” by the Colorado Springs Diversity Forum. The Ambassadors of Inclusion program she designed was recognized with The Diversity Journal’s INNOVATION Award.
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