TOP 100 Aerospace & Aviation Professionals to Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 59. Melissa Sabatine

59. Melissa Sabatine

Renewable Aviation Advocate - Airport Geek- Top 10 Women in Aerospace and Aviation to Follow on LinkedIn-Collaborator and Connector, Neste

59. Melissa Sabatine

Average Post Engagement: 57.8


United States

How LinkedIn has helped you in your careers or businesses.:

LinkedIn has been a valuable platform to connect with others in industry, but also in broadening my knowledge base and gaining new perspectives on timely issues.

I have developed relationships that resulted in speaking engagements and also helped me to find speakers or experts needed for my work.

During the pandemic when business travel and in-person meetings ceased, LinkedIn became more important than ever to stay connected to colleagues and to stay current on industry developments. As a president of an industry club during COVID (the Aero Club of Washington), LinkedIn was a tool to keep members engaged and connected, as well as to grow the membership base.

Tips on how to Thrive on LinkedIn:

Consistent posting is important to get the most out of LinkedIn. I try to post , share or comment every day, but only if I feel the content is valuable. Focusing on a few key priorities such as my company’s mission, my personal passion of promoting diversity and supporting friends and colleagues enables followers to gain conistent content. A focused approach of posting in my own voice is important for long-term relationships with my network.


What I use Linkedin for:

Networking, collaboration and supporting people and causes about which I care deeply

Number of Followers:





Who am I:

I am passionate about supporting diversity and sustainability in the aviation industry. To me, true power comes from listening and leading with your heart.

What I do:

I specialize in connecting, collaborating and problem-solving. As the federal advocate for the leading global supplier of sustainable aviation fuel, I love that I have the opportunity to I leverage my knowledge and contacts in the broader industry with an impactful mission of decarbonizing aviation.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

By following me on LinkedIn, you will learn about amazing women in aviation through my Women in Aviaton Wednesday posts, gain insights about sustainable aviation, and coming soon-tips on health and nutrition. I recently earned a certification in integrative nutrition with the goal of helping travelers and industry colleagues incorporate wellness practices into their travels and their daily routines.

Who I follow on Linkedin

Two women in aviation who inspire me are Bobbi Wells and Amy Spowart. They both have incredible resumes and experiences to share, but what sets them apart is their consistent mission to highlight the important achievements of women in aviation, past and present. They post content that you should share with any young person wishing to join the industry.


Bobbi Wells

Vice President, Safety , Environmental & Regulatory Compliance American Airlines, American Airlines

Amy Spowart

Federal Appointee | Aviation Executive | Nonprofit Leader | Strategic Thinker | Connector, National Aviation Hall of Fame

Melissa’s Favorite Post

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Comments: 3

Check out Melissa’s post here

❝This post to me is special because it connects my love of the airport industry with my current role and mission of decarbonizing aviation with Neste. For everyone who is asking me what SAF is and how does it work in practical terms, the link to the media clip answers those questions in under two minutes.❞

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