Carole Rickard Hedden

Editorial Director, Aviation Week Executive Intelligence

Washington, DC


Carole Rickard Hedden is Executive Editor for custom content for Aviation Week Network, providing custom content and research to industry executives since Aviation Week Executive Intelligence was established in 2013. She joined Aviation Wee in 1996 as a financial/business reporter and has led special projects to include Aviation Week’s Program Excellence initiative, its annual Workforce survey and university outreach programs.

Prior to joining Aviation Week, Hedden worked for over 20 years in the news media and corporate communications.


2020 Program Excellence Nominees Focus On Organizational Excellence, Advancing Data Collection

By Carole Rickard Hedden Oct 26, 2020
Programs submitting applications for the 2020 Program Excellence Awards provided a bold list of learning as they worked to achieve excellence in four…
Program Management

The Engineering Life: Naval Air Warfare Center's Dan Prosser

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jan 08, 2020
Before he joined the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Daniel Prosser found he liked computer programming and simulations and was good at them.
Defense and Space

The Engineering Life: SpaceX’s Kursten O’Neill and Nicholas Picon

By Carole Rickard Hedden Nov 08, 2019
O’Neill is the Falcon rocket fleet strategy manager, and Picon works as a mission manager of SpaceX’s Demo-1 and Demo-2 missions for NASA.