About Adis Vila

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.  

*Download full biography below*

Click on file to download full biography.

Vila on the Internet

Latina ready for board service

Click on photo above to read full article

Vila on "Women Lead Radio"

Click on photo above to listen to interview

"The Case for Women on Boards"

Click on photo above to watch webinar

Influencer Series by Mark Sadovnick: Leadership, Education & the Future

Click on photo above to watch series

Leadership Series by Mark Sadovnick: Leadership, Education & the Future

Click on photo above to watch series

Webster University interview: Organizational Culture & Diversity / Inclusion

Click on photo above to watch interview with Webster University

Contact Me

Adis María Vila, JD, MBA

(954) 494-6429

Send me an email!