Colonel Van Buren holds a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelor of Science - Business Administration - Aviation Management from Auburn University. She holds a private pilot certificate, including single-engine land, multi-engine land, and instrument rating. She is a certified member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives and holds insurance designations of Associate in General Insurance (AINS) and Associate in Insurance Services (AIS). Professionally, she is an Aviation Insurance Broker with Lance Toland Associates in Atlanta, GA, specializing in coverage for airports, aircraft, fixed base operations, products manufacturers, aircraft hangars and aviation workers’ compensation.