Alleya Bess is a member and former Treasurer, Board of Trustees, of the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center. She currently works at Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin company, as the Financial Planning and Analysis Manager and has been with the company for 6 years. Previous to Sikorsky she worked at Agusta Westland Inc., a Finmeccanica company, in Philadelphia as the Financial Reporting and Accounting Manager. She is a 2002 graduate of Temple University, Fox School of Business with a BBA in International Business administration and Accounting. She is currently pursuing her Executive MBA at Saint Joseph’s University. Her community involvement includes serving as a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Pennsylvania chapter for advocacy and economic development.