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Salena Coachman


Salena Coachman

VP, Talent Sustainability & Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion for Armstrong World Industries

Salena serves as the VP Talent Sustainability & Acquisiton, Diversity & Inclusion for Armstrong World Industries.

Salena is responsible for development and execution of talent acquisition, and programs and processes in support of the company’s talent sustainability (People Pillar) .

Before joining AWI, Salena worked for ExpressJet Airlines for 22 years where her last role was as Director of Employee Relations and Engagement and DEI.

While at ExpressJet, she served as board president of WINGS, When in Need Get Support, the company’s non-profit foundation that provided employee grants in dire situations. Salena now serves as board president of the AWI Foundation. Since moving to Lancaster County in April 2021, Salena serves her community as a board member of the Lancaster United Way, Lancaster Cleft Palate, Brightside Opportunity Center, Lancaster County Workforce Development, and committee advisory member for HerTraditions within Traditions Bank, LancasterMakes (STEM promotion organization), Habitat for Humanity and both Lancaster Chamber Excellence Exchange and Women in Business.

Salena studied English and Vocal and Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington and later transferred to the University of Houston. She enjoys life to the fullest enjoying her family, traveling, cooking, and as a fitness enthusiast.