NBAA2013 Presenters

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Learn about the presenters at the 2013 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.

Spring Adamo

Company: Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee Chairwoman

Events:

  • Moderator
    Six Stages to High Altitude Leadership
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fred Adams

Company: Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Events:

  • Presenter
    Roadmap to CAM
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jeff Agur

Company: Van Allen Group

About:

Jeff Agur is the Chief Executive Officer of VanAllen.  Along with his leadership role, Jeff is responsible for our client’s strategic fleet planning, aircraft selection, and aircraft acquisition projects.  During the past handful of years Jeff has supported, on behalf of our clients, the detailed planning and acquisition of over a half billion dollars in jets, turboprops, helicopters, and fractional shares.  His adept ability to help clients navigate all the strategic, economic, and operational considerations is universally appreciated.  Jeff’s client-focused and detailed approach gives them confidence in their decisions.

Jeff joined VanAllen in 2003 and was promoted to his current role in 2013.  Previous to joining VanAllen, Jeff enjoyed a career in engineering and manufacturing where his responsibilities included many areas from strategic to technical.

Jeff brings to our clients a broad range of expertise in the following areas:
-Strategic Planning & Needs Analyses,
-Aircraft Selection & Acquisition,
-Project leadership and management.

Jeff completed his Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) at Georgia State University.  He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of the Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA), past Chair of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Access Committee. a member of the NBAA’s Tax Committee and member of the National Aircraft Finance Association.  He is also a private pilot and a guest speaker on many aviation-related topics around the country.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Targeting the Current Transaction Market
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Denio Alvarado

Company: MedAire

About: Denio A. Alvarado, Global Director of Aviation Security, MedAire

Mr. Alvarado manages security assistance and consultancy services for MedAire, an International SOS company, providing security risk assessments, crisis management planning, and security and crisis training for business and commercial aviation clients.

Mr. Alvarado honed his aviation security expertise while working with the Presidential Airlift Group as Pilot and Director of Acquisitions and Requirements.  As the Air Force One lead for covert White House missions, he was responsible for identifying security gaps and recommending changes to policies and standard operating procedures.

He led teams for the First Lady’s trip to Bagram, Afghanistan, and the President’s trips to Afghanistan and Iraq. He also led his division through the busiest election season in history; 100% mission reliability rate on over 500 sorties with an unprecedented surge of 49 sorties in the last 30 days of the election.

Denio graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas with an MS in Operations Management and received a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

He is a qualified pilot (ATP, commercial instrument, military) with type ratings in Boeing 747, Gulfstream V, Gulfstream III, and C-130 aircraft.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Off the Grid and On Alert: Managing the Dangers of Business Travel to Remote and High-Risk Locations
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kevin Armstrong

Company: Aircare Solutions Group

About: Kevin Armstrong, MA, NREMT.P; Kevin is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). He has been with the Olympia, Washington Fire Department for 35 years and has spent 15 years working as a Tactical Medic with Thurston County SWAT and Thurston County Narcotics Task Force. He has been involved in aviation as a counselor and advisor on major aviation accidents and as an emergency procedures and medical trainer for Aircare Solutions Group. Kevin provides training and assistance for custom Aircare FACTS® Training programs and Aircare Access® Assistance Inflight Medical courses.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Aviation Critical Incident Stress Management and Introduction to the Critical Incident Response Plan
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

John Averill

Company: Insurance Office of America

About: John Averill is a vice president and senior broker with IOA in the Aerospace Division.  The IOA Aerospace Division concentrates on a wide variety of aviation exposures including aircraft (fixed and rotor wing), products liability, commercial operators, events coverage and non owned aircraft liability.  He works with clients that span all industry sectors including corporate and private aircraft owners, commercial aviation, U.S. Government contractors, municipalities and financial institutions. 
John has successfully represented many high profile domestic and international corporate aviation clients, defense contractors and commercial aviation clients to the aviation insurance market place.   His experience includes insurance transactions and risk consulting as it relates to aircraft purchases, sales, contractual issues, claims advocacy, policy interpretation, coverage analysis, risk management surveys, coverage design and emergency response and contingency planning.  He has also developed aviation related insurance programs to address the higher risk needs of corporate and commercial clients.  He has written several articles on various industry issues and publishes a newsletter for his clients on industry trends.  John has also spoken on aviation risk management and insurance issues for the NBAA and the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).    John is also a member of the NBAA Insurance Committee.
The Aerospace Division of IOA currently has over 80 clients comprised of corporations, fixed and rotor wing commercial aviation operations and various types of maintenance facilities.  A number of these clients are based outside of the United States.    
 
He has over 23 years experience in the insurance community as a broker and underwriter. He is an alumnus of American International Group, Travelers / Gulf Insurance Group and Aon Corporation.
 
He transacts business with all major insurance markets including underwriters at Lloyds. He is a FAA licensed private pilot.  He is married and has two daughters.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Risk Management 101
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Aviation Training Solutions

Events:

  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Enhancing Productivity Through Business Aviation
    Monday, October 21, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Aviem International and the Family Assistance Foundation

Events:

  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Emergency Response and Family Assistance Planning for Business Aviation (Day 1 of 2)
    Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Emergency Response and Family Assistance Planning for Business Aviation (Day 2 of 2)
    Monday, October 21, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Omar Baradi

Company: FAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    Control Your Route Destiny - Learn How to Make CTOP Work for You
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sheryl Barden

Company: Aviation Personnel International

About: Sheryl Barden has always been connected to people in aviation—especially because she grew up in and around the business aviation recruiting firm, Aviation Personnel International, where she now serves as the company’s President and CEO.

With the sole focus of selecting the right people for flight departments of two to two hundred—the API team recruits for all mission-critical roles in business aviation, including aviation leaders, pilots, maintenance professionals, cabin crew, schedulers and dispatchers.

Sheryl and her team manage the hiring practices for private and corporate flight departments—keeping top of mind the nuances of working inside a hangar and at 30,000 ft. That’s why Sheryl plays a critical role in collaborating with both HR and aviation hiring authorities to ensure that all nuances are addressed. She understands that finding the right person is less about type rating and number of flight hours—and much more about whether he or she has the same values, passion and safety focus as their potential employer.

Having been a lifelong career ‘matchmaker’ in business aviation, Sheryl has emerged as a leading authority on hiring and leadership development practices, and is a frequent contributor for industry publications as well as speaking events. Based in San Francisco, she’s an active member of the National Business Aviation Association, Society for Human Resources Management, Flight Safety Foundation, Women in Corporate Aviation, Professional Aviation Maintenance Association and Helicopter Association International.

Sheryl serves as a member of the NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council; President of the International Women's Forum of Northern California; a member of the Board of Nominations for the National Aviation Hall of Fame; and a member of the Flight Safety Foundation Meritorious Service Award nominations committee. She also served on the NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee from 2006-2012.

She earned an MBA from the Masagung School of Business at the University of San Francisco and a B.S. in Management with an emphasis in Personnel Management from Pennsylvania State University.

Events:

  • Presenter
    The Perfect Storm: Continuing to Address the Business Aviation Talent Shortage
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Creating High Performance Business Aviation Teams though Transformational Leadership
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Eric Barfield

Company: Hope Aviation Insurance

Events:

  • Presenter
    NBAA Safety Town Hall Meeting - Addressing Business Aviation's Top Safety Challenges
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Rick Bedard

Company: FlightSafety International

About: Rick Bedard is Director of Training Operations for FlightSafety.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Working with Training Providers and Your FSDO for Part 135
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Gene Benson

Company: Bright Spot, Inc.

About:

Gene Benson took his first flying lesson at the age of 14 and soloed on his 16th birthday.  He has been continuously involved in aviation during the nearly fifty-one years since his first solo flight.  Gene’s love of flying has always been accompanied by a passion for learning more about human behavior and human learning.

That combination of interests has taken his career on a varied path including professional pilot, flight instructor, airline instructor, aviation college professor, aviation college dean, flight school owner, and consultant to airlines and business aviation.  During his forty years as a flight instructor, he has given more than 8,000 hours of dual instruction.

He is a consultant to: high risk/high stakes industries for error reduction strategies including: business aviation, domestic regional airlines, international airlines, flight training organizations, collegiate aviation programs, medicine, manufacturing, and fire service.

He has served for eight years as Lead Representative for the FAA Safety Team, creating and delivering live presentations and webinars. He is an FAA Accredited Training Provider and member of the Wings Industry Advisory Committee.

He serves as a consulting editor for the International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies and is a Member of NBAA, the Association for Aviation Psychology, and AOPA.

Through Bright Spot, Inc., Gene is presently a consultant to both aviation and non-aviation companies.  He specializes in human factors issues and CRM to help reduce human error and enhance safety.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Mitigating a Hazard: Our Humanness
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Leland Blake

Company: Cummins, Inc.

About: Lee is the Chief Pilot of Shuttle Operations at Cummins Inc. in Columbus, IN. He also is an active Member of the NBAA Domestic Operations Committee.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Best Practices in Corporate Shuttle Operations
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Presenter
    Safety Management Systems: Energizing Your Safety Assurance with Tools and Guidance for Small Operators
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Blickensderfer

Company: Embry Riddle

Events:

  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 1 of 2)
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 2 of 2)
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Neil Brackin

Company: General Mills, Inc.

About: Neil Brackin is the Director, Air Transportation for General Mills, Inc. and an active NBAA Domestic Operations Committee Member.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Safety Management Systems: Energizing Your Safety Assurance with Tools and Guidance for Small Operators
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    IS-BAO, The Gold Standard
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Steve Brechter

Company: Gray Stone Advisors

About: Steve Brechter is a seasoned senior executive with expertise in leading organizations through transformation and change. He has implemented operational improvement, business planning and leadership development processes in numerous organizational settings with sustained results. He has a passion for achieving business results through the zealous development of people.

Steve has multinational operating experience in the industrial and luxury service sectors, including operating responsibility for NetJets, Inc., a $2.5 billion unit of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Steve began his career at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 1974 at its Pratt & Whitney engine division, where he held increasingly responsible positions in engineering and manufacturing operations. While at UTC, Steve was named executive assistant to the president of Pratt & Whitney and executive assistant to UTC’s Chairman and CEO. He also held the positions of vice president of quality and environmental health & safety at UTC’s Hamilton Sundstrand unit.

In 1996, Steve was named vice president and general manager of UTFlight, UTC’s corporate flight operation. Under his leadership, UTFlight became the first corporate flight department in the world to become registered to ISO9000, the internationally recognized standard of operating excellence.

In 2000, Steve joined NetJets, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio, a Berkshire Hathaway company, as its first chief operating officer, where he was responsible for the daily operation of the company’s 400+ fractionally-owned business jet aircraft. Under his leadership, significantly improved levels of operating profit were achieved, the company embarked on an enterprise-wide business operating system and an employee leadership development process. He was subsequently president and CEO of Waypoint, Inc., a start-up air taxi company.

Upon earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Steve received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1999, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute named Steve a Distinguished Alumnus. He is also a certified consultant for the Birkman Method, a personal development assessment tool.

Having served several years on the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of Central Ohio, Steve is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Columbus Association of the Performing Arts (CAPA) and the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a past board chair and trustee of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky and in 2002 was named a Kentucky Colonel for his work in the development, completion and opening of the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Creating High Performance Business Aviation Teams though Transformational Leadership
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lee Brewster

Company: NCATT

Events:

  • Presenter
    The Perfect Storm: Continuing to Address the Business Aviation Talent Shortage
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dan Brown

Company: Honeywell

Events:

  • Presenter
    Business Aviation - Sustainability in a World of Change
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Build A Plane

Events:

  • Presenter
    Teachers' Day Workshop
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mark Burns

Company: Gulfstream

Events:

  • Presenter
    Operating and Doing Business in China
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jim Cannon

Company: International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)

About: Jim Cannon is the Director of IS-BAO Programs for IBAC, a former flight department manager and NBAA Board Director, and author of 'Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management.'

Events:

  • Presenter
    IS-BAO, The Gold Standard
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Safety Management Systems: Energizing Your Safety Assurance with Tools and Guidance for Small Operators
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bruce Carmichael

Company: NCAR

Events:

  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 1 of 2)
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 2 of 2)
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Doug Carr

Company: NBAA

Events:

  • Moderator
    Meet the Regulators - A Conversation with FAA's Top Safety Leaders
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Steve Charbonneau

Company: Altria Client Services, Inc.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Business Aviation Pilot Training Toolkits - New Resources for an Ongoing Challenge
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Clay Cowl

Company: Mayo Clinic

About: Dr. Cowl has been a Senior FAA Aviation Medical Examiner for nearly 20 years, serving for more than a decade as the Chief of the Section of Aerospace Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has been a speaker at FAA sanctioned safety seminars across the nation, and is the Director of Education for the Civil Aviation Medical Association. Dr. Cowl has conducted research in crew resource management, epidemiology of aircraft accidents, and has performed extensive research in altitude physiology.

Events:

  • Presenter
    The Business Aviation Pilot and the Flight Physical: Top 10 Causes for Disqualification
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jeremy Cox

Company: JetBrokers, Inc.

About: Jeremy Cox is the Vice President at JetBrokers, Inc; a professional aircraft sales company. His duties at JetBrokers include acting as a direct interface between aircraft purchasers and sellers, marketplace research, prospecting, technical status/compliance review, pre-purchase inspection monitoring and reporting. In addition to his duties at JetBrokers, Inc. Jeremy is very active in the aviation industry. He currently holds valid A&P IA FCC Licenses and a Commercial and Instrument Ratings. In 1987 Jeremy was elected by the Royal Aeronautical Society as a Technician of the Society. He is on the Board of Directors of the Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association; a Delegate and Member of the National Business Aviation Association; Member of the Experimental Aircraft Association; and The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Jeremy currently serves as the Past President of the St. Louis Air & Space Museum. Jeremy was formally the Vice President at a St. Louis based full-service FBO and Repair Station, and Aircraft Parts Manufacturing Company. Jeremy’s thirty plus years of diverse technical and operational experience includes North Atlantic aircraft delivery experience, S.T.C. approval processing, government contract negotiation and awards, FAA coordination and extensive maintenance experience on light aircraft through Air Carrier aircraft. Jeremy has been a Director of Maintenance for several different companies and he has been employed by several airframe manufacturers’ independent Service Centres which include Dassault, Gulfstream, Raytheon and Lockheed. He also air-towed targets for the British and NATO fleets prior to immigrating to the United States from Great Britain. He is a dual citizen.    

Events:

  • Presenter
    Ensuring the Highest Resale Value of Your Business Aircraft
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Carl Davis

Company: Boeing Flight Services

Events:

  • Presenter
    The Perfect Storm: Continuing to Address the Business Aviation Talent Shortage
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dan Drohan

Company: Solairus Aviation

Events:

  • Presenter
    Federal Excise Tax on Aircraft Management Companies
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kenneth Dufour

Company: Aviation Management Consulting, Inc.

About: Kenneth M. Dufour's aviation career spans over 30 years of aviation involvement. He has held positions of increasing responsibility; including Regional Marketing Manager, Area Manager, Regional Vice-President, for Golfstream Aerospace Honeywell, BF Goodrich Aerospace, Allied-Signal, and Litton Aero Products.   Mr. Dufour provides aircraft appraisal, valuations, audit, inspection services for different segments within the aviation community, performs duties as an arbitrator and forensic appraiser. These services include current and future value assessments for different aircraft as well as expert testimony in reference to aircraft values. He is an Author of Aerospace Technical/Valuation Reports, a course developer, as well as a Consultant, Adjunct Professor, and Guest Lecturer for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.   Mr. Dufour belongs to the American Society of Appraisers where he holds the designation of ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser_, an aviation course developer and instructor, and a member of the International MTS Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the Business Aviation Subcommittee under the Transportation Research Board. He is a past (2003-2005) member of the Board of Directors of the National Aircraft Finance Association.   Mr. Dufour earned a Bachelor of Professional Aeronautics and Master of Aviation Management Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a licensed Airline Transport Pilot and a Certified Flight Instructor for Single-Engine, Multi-Engine, and Instruments.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Business Aircraft Appraisals and Evaluations – Facing the Changes
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bonnie J. Dunbar, PhD NAE

Company: M.D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Events:

  • Presenter
    Careers in Business Aviation Day General Session
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Michael Dwyer

Company: Guardian Jet LLC

About: Prior to founding aviation consultancy and brokerage Guardian Jet in 2002, Mike Dwyer held Regional Sales Manager positions at Gulfstream Aerospace, Cessna Citation and Mooney Aircraft. Mike's education includes a B. A. in Business Management from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters Degree in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has logged over 2,700 hours of flight time and holds an Airline Transport Pilot Rating and a CitationJet type rating. Mike is well known throughout corporate aviation and has authored many industry publications.  His expertise includes fleet planning and optimization, aircraft brokerage/acquisition, and aviation business consulting.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Business Aircraft Appraisals and Evaluations – Facing the Changes
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kurt Edwards

Company: International Business Aviation Council

Events:

  • Presenter
    Business Aviation - Sustainability in a World of Change
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

David Eiker

Company: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

About: David is a biologist and archivist for the Center for Wildlife and Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus. He received his Master of Applied Science degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver in 2012 and has completed ERAU’s Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Workshop in 2013. His responsibilities at the Center involve research and data gathering in support of the FAA Wildlife Strike Database as well as outreach to aviation groups emphasizing the importance of wildlife strike reporting. David also serves as coordinator for the USDA-Wildlife Services/FAA Wildlife Strike Database-Outreach Project.

Events:

  • Presenter
    NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown
    Monday, October 21, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Rick Ellerbrock

Company: Jeppesen

Events:

  • Presenter
    Aviation Apps for iPads and Smartphones
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jonathan Epstein

Company: Holland & Knight, LLP

About:

Jonathan M. Epstein is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Holland & Knight. His aviation practice focuses on assisting clients in business aircraft transactions and the related structuring of business aircraft operations. He also represents commuter and charter air carriers on regulatory matters before the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). Mr. Epstein's commercial and regulatory experience includes:

  • Representing individuals and companies in the purchase and sale of business aircraft, and advising clients on how to structure aircraft transactions for tax planning purposes, loan documentation, and FAA regulatory compliance.
  • Advising clients in structuring of private and corporate aircraft operations, including negotiating and drafting leases, charter management, joint ownership, time sharing, interchange, and pilot services agreements.
  • Representing clients before FAA in HAZMAT and Suspect Unapproved Parts investigations and civil penalty proceedings, as well as airport issues.
  • Representing charter air carries on "operational control" issues before the FAA, and in restructuring charter management arrangements to comply with FAA requirements, including OPSPEC A008.
  • Supporting air carriers and aerospace manufacturing companies involved in mergers and acquisitions with regulatory filings, aviation specific due diligence, and corporate structuring issues.
  • Advising clients ranging from individual purchasers to large aerospace companies on U.S. Customs tariff and importation requirements, and on export issues ranging from licensing exports of aircraft under the International traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to advising airlines on issues relating to U.S. embargoes.

After serving as a line officer in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Epstein received his law degree cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was editor in chief of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. He received his bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Hamilton College. He is a member of the bars in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Events:

  • Presenter
    How to Structure "Charter Management" Arrangements to Comply with the FAA Requirements
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Charles Etter

Company: Gulfstream

Events:

  • Presenter
    Business Aviation - Sustainability in a World of Change
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jay Evans

Company: NBAA

About:  

Events:

  • Presenter
    Roadmap to CAM
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jeannine Falter, PHD

Company: Duncan Aviation

About: Jeannine Falter has been teaching Leadership Development at Duncan Aviation and other organizations for the past 15 years.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Leadership - The Soft Stuff Doesn't Have To Be The Hard Stuff
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Sean Fitzgibbons

Company: Walmart

About: Sean Fitzgibbons is a former air cargo pilot who now serves as Walmart’s in-house aviation investigative counsel. He is responsible for providing specialized legal counsel and oversight to the company’s global aviation and travel operations. He is also on a team of in-house attorneys responsible for many of the company’s global investigations.
Before joining Walmart in 2006, Sean worked as a trial attorney at a Dallas-based law firm defending auto manufacturers involved in product liability lawsuits. Sean also worked at a Tulsa-based law firm defending doctors and hospitals involved in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Sean’s pre-law experience includes five years in the aviation industry as a flight instructor and cargo pilot, during which he accumulated over 3,300 hours of total flight time. In his last position, he was a DC-8 co-pilot for Miami-based Arrow Air. Sean also served four years in the US Army while stationed at Fort Benning, GA, West Berlin, Germany, and Fort Drum, NY.
Sean obtained his Juris Doctor with highest honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law, and he earned his B.S. in Aviation Science from Oklahoma State University. Sean is licensed to practice in Texas and Oklahoma.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Engaging in Aircraft Transactions Abroad - Key Issues Confronted in Buying, Selling, Leasing or Financing Aircraft Outside of the US
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sue Folkringa

Company: Wolcott and Associates, PA

About: Sue Folkringa holds an MBA degree and is a CPA, pilot, and aircraft owner, and is on the staff of Wolcott and Associates, PA, a leading aviation-CPA firm.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Tax Issues for Owner-Pilots
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Steve Gade

Company: Duncan Aviation

About: Steve Gade has been teaching Leadership Development at Duncan Aviation and other organizations for the past 15 years.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Leadership - The Soft Stuff Doesn't Have To Be The Hard Stuff
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Gary Garofalo

Company: Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC

About: Gary Garofalo is a principal of the firm Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC (GGH). His areas of specialty involve aviation regulatory and commercial transactions. During his 45 years of experience in this field, he has counseled numerous domestic and foreign aircraft owners, operators and management companies on aviation-related regulatory requirements for serving the United States.

Gary began his aviation law career in 1965 with the Federal Aviation Administration. During his three-year tenure with the FAA, Gary was exposed to all legal matters handled by the respective FAA offices, including FAA licensing requirements, enforcement cases against pilots and airlines, development of airworthiness directives, and interpretation of, and exemption from, FAA rules and regulations.

In April 1968, he entered private practice and eventually became a founding member of GGH. Gary currently represents U.S. and foreign airlines, air taxis and commuters, major tour operators and travel agents, FBOs and FAA-licensed repair stations, airframe and parts manufacturers, and other aircraft owners and operators, including private individuals and corporate flight departments. In the aircraft transactional area, Gary represents buyers, sellers, lessees and lessors of transport category and corporate aircraft.

Gary served on the FAA fractional ownership rulemaking committee, which resulted in recommendations that lead to the fractional ownership regulations found in Part 91, Subpart K. He also served on the steering committee for the FAA Part 125/135 aviation rulemaking committee.

Gary has delivered numerous papers at conferences sponsored by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Canadian Business Aircraft Association, European Business Aviation Association, Asian Business Aviation Association, American Bar Association (ABA), Federal Bar Association and Strategic Research Institute. He has also published articles on FAA and DOT regulatory issues.

Gary has actively participated in the activities of NBAA’s Tax Committee and served as chairman of this committee for two years. He has also served for two years as chairman of NBAA’s Operational Excellence Strategic Focus Team, which coordinates efforts of NBAA’s Tax Committee, Domestic Operations Committee and International Operations Committee. He is a past chairman of the Air and Space Law Section of the Federal Bar Association’s Transportation Committee, a founding member of the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association and a member of the ABA’s Forum on Air and Space Law.

Gary earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York in 1962. In 1965 he received an LL.B from the University of Virginia School of Law. Gary is admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia and the State of Connecticut. He is a licensed and active private pilot.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Six Shades of Gray--FAA and DOT Regulatory Compliance
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Aaron Goerlich

Company: Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC

About: Aaron Goerlich joined the firm of Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC (then called Boros & Garofalo PC) as an associate attorney in 1982, and became a principal in the firm in 1985. He has specialized in aviation law throughout his tenure with the firm.
With Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach, Aaron has represented the full range of the firm’s clients, including corporate aircraft operators, aviation manufacturers, foreign and domestic air carriers, tour operators, cruise lines, and other companies engaged in air transportation and related businesses. This work has included representation of clients before all of the U.S. federal agencies having jurisdiction over aviation issues, as well as extensive transactional and commercial work. Aaron has conducted numerous seminars on U.S. Department of Transportation regulations and related requirements, and has served as an expert witness in that field.
Aaron received a B.A. degree in Political Science from Tulane University in 1977. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from the same university in 1980. Upon graduation from law school, Aaron joined the Florida firm of Fleming, O’Bryan & Fleming, where he practiced for two years before returning to his native Washington, D.C. While practicing in Florida, Aaron concentrated in the area of general civil litigation, representing various clients before state and federal courts.
Aaron is an active instrument-rated pilot, having held his pilot’s license since 1973 and operating an aircraft out of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He holds an AV (highest) rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, served for six years as a trustee of The Kingsbury Center, a non-profit educational institution, and is a member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association and other professional organizations. He is a member of the Regulatory Issues Advisory Group and the Domestic Operations Committee of the National Business Aviation Association, and has made numerous presentations at NBAA conferences and similar professional-education events. Aaron spearheaded creation of the NBAA Operational Control Handbook published in October 2012. He is admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Six Shades of Gray--FAA and DOT Regulatory Compliance
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Hilton Goldstein

Company: WingX Pro

Events:

  • Presenter
    Aviation Apps for iPads and Smartphones
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mike Graham

Company: Textron Aviation

Events:

  • Presenter
    NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown
    Monday, October 21, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Derek Green

Company: GE Corporate Air Transport

Events:

  • Presenter
    Operating and Doing Business in China
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Grey Owl Aviation Consultants

Events:

  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Human Factors in Corporate Aviation (Day 1 of 2)
    Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Human Factors in Corporate Aviation (Day 2 of 2)
    Monday, October 21, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Charlie Gunderson

Company: ViaSat

Events:

  • Presenter
    Using Satcom to Communicate with Air Traffic Control and Wireless Broadband Passenger Services
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cheri Haynes

Company: XCELAR

Events:

  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 1 of 2)
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 2 of 2)
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dave Hewitt

Company: Wheels Up

About: Dave Hewitt is the Executive Vice President, Safety for Wheels Up, a revolutionary membership-based private aviation company and an active Member of the NBAA Domestic Operations Committe.   Prior to joining Wheels Up, Dave was President of Hewitt and Company LLC, a business and aviation consulting firm formed in 2011.  He has over 37 years of aviation experience including 30 years of involvement in Part 135 operations in operational, technical, and executive positions.
  Prior to the formation of Hewitt and Company, Dave held various positions within NetJets spanning a 13-year career.  These positions included Senior Vice President, Safety and Compliance for NetJets North America and Senior Vice President for NetJets International.  Prior to those positions, Dave served as Vice President, Safety and Government Relations for NetJets Aviation, Vice President, Government Relations for NetJets, Inc., and Vice President, Operations for Executive Jet Management (where he started as a Citation First Officer in 1996).  Dave has also been a FAA Aviation Safety Inspector at the Cincinnati Flight Standards District Office and a Chief Pilot/Check Airman/Instructor for a Part 135 certificate holder located in the Midwest.

Dave has served on many industry association, safety, and regulatory groups over his career.  He is currently Vice Chairman of the Air Charter Safety Foundation, a member of the NATA Air Charter Committee, the NBAA Domestic Operations Committee, and has previous served as Chair of the NBAA Part 135 Committee.  He has presented at the NATA Air Charter Summit and the Air Charter Safety Foundation Safety Symposium.

Dave was the founding Industry Co-Chairman of the FAA Turbine Aircraft Operations Subgroup (part of the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee) that studied turbine aircraft safety and made recommendations to the FAA to improve turbine aircraft safety.  Dave also served on the FAA Section 206 Aviation Rulemaking Committee, was the Operations Working Group Chairman for the FAA Part 125/135 Aviation Rulemaking Committee, a member of the FAA Operations Specifications Working Group, and was a participant on the FAA Weight and Balance Aviation Rulemaking Committee and the FAA Part 91, Subpart K Guidance Development Team. 

Dave is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has over 7200 hours of flight time.  He holds an Airline Transport Pilot license with type ratings in the Cessna Citation, Lear Jet, and Douglas DC-3 and is also a Certificated Flight Instructor in airplanes and gliders.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Working with Training Providers and Your FSDO for Part 135
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Kevin Hiatt

Company: Flight Safety Foundation

Events:

  • Presenter
    The Perfect Storm: Continuing to Address the Business Aviation Talent Shortage
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Christa Hinckley

Company: Dentons US

About: Christa Meyer Hinckley is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Arbitration practice. Her focus is aviation, including transactions, risk and crisis management, aviation and other insurance programs, along with other transportation litigation-related  issues. She is also experienced in insurance litigation and reinsurance claims.

She has years of experience handling crisis management for transportation clients and responding to emergencies, including four fatal accidents, for American Airlines and American Eagle aircraft and involving 9/11.

In addition, she has worked extensively on aviation-related transactional matters, including the purchase of aircraft and engines, maintenance support agreements and lease transactions.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Risk Management 101
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Don Hitch

Company: Chairman, Access Committee Local and Regional Group Subcommittee

Events:

  • Moderator
    Regional Group Networking Meeting
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bob Hobbi

Company: ServiceElements

About:

  • Founder, President & CEO of ServiceElements
  • 30 years in Aerospace and Aviation
  • Leadership roles with FlightSafety International, Honeywell International’s Aerospace Academy and MedAire
  • Scottsdale Airport Commissioner
  • Vice President of Arizona Business Aviation Association
  • Board Member of NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee
  • Published Author, “Building a Customer Service Culture”

Events:

  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Capitalize on Human Resources
    Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ann Holmes

Company: Bloomer deVere

Events:

  • Presenter
    Operating and Doing Business in China
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Honeywell

Events:

  • Presenter
    Teachers' Day Workshop
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

John Hoover

Company: Dow Lohnes PLLC

Events:

  • Presenter
    Federal Excise Tax on Aircraft Management Companies
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Barrington Irving

Company: Sponsored by The Mitsubishi – Barrington Irving Dream & Soar Program

Events:

  • Presenter
    Careers in Business Aviation Day General Session
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Grant Johnson

Company: Airframe Resolution LLC

About: Grant Johnson is the Founder of Airframe Resolution. Grant has more than 17 years of aerospace engineering and aircraft maintenance experience. He served in the Canadian Air Force and has held engineering positions at Dassault Falcon Jet and Goodrich Corporation. In these positions, Grant gained expertise in aircraft design, testing, modification, overhaul, repair and certification. Grant has extensive understanding of structural fleet problems with business jets from supporting the western hemisphere falcon fleet of over 1200 aircraft. He also provided engineering expertise for business jets with substantial damage resulting from major collisions, lightning strikes, fatigue, fires and extensive corrosion. Grant earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. He also earned an Industrial Mechanics and Industrial Control certificates from Winnipeg Technical College and an Aviation Technology certificate from the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Engineering.    

Events:

  • Presenter
    Fleet Issue Collaboration; Improving Safety, Operating Cost And Reliability Through The Sharing Of Aircraft Operational Data
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Kevin Johnston

Company: FAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    Collaborative Decision Making Weather Evaluation Team Update on Supporting NextGen Concepts
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Kevin Johnston

Company: FAA ATO

Events:

  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 1 of 2)
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 2 of 2)
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chris Jones

Company: FAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    Transport Aircraft Performance Planning (TAPP)
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Anthony Kioussis

Company: Asset Insight Inc.

About: Anthony (Tony) Kioussis has more than 35 years’ experience in corporate & general aviation, major airlines, fixed-wing & rotary OEMs, technical services providers, and financial services companies. As President and founder of Asset Insight, Inc., Mr. Kioussis leads the company’s programs which provide innovative asset evaluation and financial optimization service to all entities with a financial interest in a capital asset’s technical condition via easy-to-understand, actionable financial information.
 
Prior to spearheading the launch of Asset Insight, Inc., he served as Vice President, Strategic Marketing with GE Capital’s Corporate Aircraft Finance group. His previous experience includes senior management  positions with Jet Aviation, Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI)
 
He is a published author, experienced industry speaker, and active industry association member, serving  as Secretary on the Board of the National Aircraft Finance Association, and he is also on the Associate  Member Board of the National Aircraft Resale Association. Mr. Kioussis has a Bachelor of Air Commerce Degree from the College of Aeronautics at Florida Institute of Technology.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Business Aircraft Appraisals and Evaluations – Facing the Changes
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Brian Koester

Company: NBAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown
    Monday, October 21, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

John Kosak

Company: NBAA

About: John Kosak has over 6 years working in the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center as an Air Traffic Management Specialist for NBAA. His previous experience includes Operations Training and Management for a Part 91/135/Fractional operator.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Reduce Your Odds of Delay - Learn More About Traffic Flow Management
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Collaborative Decision Making Weather Evaluation Team Update on Supporting NextGen Concepts
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Walter Kraujalis

Company: AeronomX

About: Walter Kraujalis is President of AeronomX LLC, an aviation consulting firm providing advice in business jet and helicopter acquisitions, travel analysis, ownership structure, aircraft management, aircraft appraisals, flight department start-ups, operational safety audits, safety engineering, loss control procedures, and IS-BAO audits.

He is an IBAC Approved IS-BAO Auditor with over 30 audits performed for jet, helicopter, and piston operations both domestically and internationally.

Walter is the founder and former President of CharterX, the charter industry standard for the exchange of information via an Internet ASP application. His previous employment includes Director of Safety for USAIG and Aviation Department Manager for Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

He currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate for airplane multi-engine land and rotorcraft-helicopter, is type rated in eight business jets and has over 10,000 of flight time.

Walter is a graduate of the Pepperdine University School of Law and a Business Graduate of the University of South Florida.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Ask the IS-BAO Auditor
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop (Day 1 of 2)
    Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop (Day 2 of 2)
    Monday, October 21, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop – Employing the International Standards-Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) (Day 1 of 2)
    Friday, October 25, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop – Employing the International Standards-Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) (Day 2 of 2)
    Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Jim Krieger

Company: FAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    What's On Your Runway?
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

David Labrozzi

Company: GE Capital Solutions-Corporate Aircraft

About: David M. Labrozzi is the president of GE Capital, Corporate Aircraft, one of the world's leading providers of aircraft leases and loans to public and private companies and high net-worth individuals. In this role, he is responsible for managing a global business that has financed more than $30 billion of corporate aircraft since its inception.   GE Capital has locations throughout the United States, as well as offices in Asia, Canada, Europe and Latin America. In addition to his primary responsibilities, Labrozzi advises GE's non-financial businesses that are focused on corporate aviation.   A 32-year GE veteran, Labrozzi has held various assignments with responsibility in sales, risk, business development and general management in different GE Capital businesses.   He received his bachelor's degree in public administration from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and is an instrument-rated private pilot.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Business Aircraft Appraisals and Evaluations – Facing the Changes
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sean Lancaster

Company: Bristol Associates

About: Sean Lancaster is Vice President of Sales at Bristol Associates Inc, a multinational aircraft consulting firm that operates in both the commercial and executive aircraft markets.  He joined Bristol in 1990 managing the day-to-day operations of the executive aircraft and commuter aircraft sector divisions.  He also participates in the remarketing of large cabin commercial aircraft for aircraft equipment owners and leasing companies.

Between 1985 and 1990, Lancaster managed the sales research department
and worked in aircraft sales for Universal Jet Sales/Consolidated Airways, a company offering worldwide executive aircraft charter and
aircraft sales.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Targeting the Current Transaction Market
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Paul Lange

Company: Law Offices of Paul A. Lange, LLC

About: Paul A. Lange is the managing member of the Law Offices of Paul A. Lange, LLC, with offices in Stratford, CT and New York, NY. The four lawyers and four staff in his boutique firm focus their practice on representing businesses and individuals in:

  • Aviation regulatory and commercial matters;
  • Aircraft sales and leasing;
  • FBO/airport disputes; and
  • Insurance defense and coverage litigation.
Paul has over 27 years of experience practicing aviation law, having begun his legal career with the FAA. He has successfully represented numerous air carriers, pilots and mechanics in accident litigation, FAA enforcement matters, and commercial disputes arising from aviation transactions and airport lease/access disputes. He is also heavily involved with structuring aviation transactions to avoid litigation. Among his leadership activities in a variety of aviation and legal organizations, Paul Chairs the National Business Aviation Association Regulatory Issues Advisory Group and is a member of the National Air Transportation Association Air Charter Committee. In those roles, he is engaged in advocacy efforts on behalf of aviation businesses, typically before the FAA, DOT, NTSB and Congress. He also serves as a director leading the audit committee of the New England Air Museum. Paul is an active pilot holding an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and three flight instructor certificates issued by the FAA. He is widely published in aviation regulatory matters applicable to air carriers, repair stations, FBOs/airports, pilots and mechanics, and is also published in various legal journals on litigation and insurance topics.

Events:

  • Presenter
    An Immediate Post Accident Time Bomb: Properly Completing NTSB Form 6120.1
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    How to Structure "Charter Management" Arrangements to Comply with the FAA Requirements
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

James Lara

Company: Gray Stone Advisors

About: Founder and Principal of Gray Stone Advisors, James (Jim) Lara has been passionate about aviation since childhood. Since 1996, Jim has transformed Gray Stone into a full-service business aviation consulting firm. Combining his 40+ years as a pilot with his corporate experience, Jim speaks the language of business as well as the business of aviation. His vast expertise and hands-on approach have helped Business Aviation leaders to develop high-performing individuals and teams, align those teams with their enterprise’s goals, and enable operations to regain stability, traction and profitability.

Born in Germany, Jim’s introduction to aviation began at age 10 when he took his first flight. In the 1950’s, he began building and flying line-controlled model airplanes and earned his own wings in 1972. Since then, he has logged over 12,000 hours worldwide.

Jim entered the corporate arena in 1968 as a Manager of Marketing Systems Development at Levi Strauss & Co. At this time in his life, aviation remained a passion and, during the last few months he was at Levi, he continued his flying pursuits with a part-time night job flying checks from Oakland to Reno and back, allowing him to both progress in his career while honing his skills as a pilot at the same time.

Jim left Levi in 1974 to become VP and General Manager for Detroit-based Handleman Company. In this role, he reported directly to the CEO where he gained first-hand C-level experience for the first time. In 1986, Jim was recruited to lead the business aviation and travel operations for Brunswick Boat Group. It was here that he had the idea of founding Gray Stone Advisors, seeing an opportunity to tackle intractable situations and develop innovative solutions for the business aviation industry.

In 2004, he was recruited as President & COO of MedAire. While at the helm, Jim turned it into a global leader of fully integrated medical and health services to remote travelers worldwide. After MedAire’s rebound under Jim’s leadership, he left in 2007 to dedicate his time to further growing Gray Stone Advisors.

Since 1996, Gray Stone has grown from a small firm that worked with just one company at a time for a period of one-to-three years each, to a purely aviation-focused consultancy that now focuses on a number of clients simultaneously for a more limited duration, utilizing multiple practitioners. This allows Gray Stone to reduce its dependence upon any single client and provide a diversity of focus. Jim himself continues to travel to corporate clients across the globe.

In addition to his degree from San Francisco State University, Jim performed post-graduate studies at Stanford University, Southern Methodist University, Northwestern (The Kellogg School), Thunderbird University and the University of Virginia. Jim is a member of the ABS, AOPA and NBAA, where he serves on the Leadership Team of the NBAA Safety Committee.  He is also a member of several professional societies and community organizations.

While Jim travels to corporate locations across the globe, he maintains his business headquarters, and family home, in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Creating High Performance Business Aviation Teams though Transformational Leadership
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    NBAA Safety Town Hall Meeting - Addressing Business Aviation's Top Safety Challenges
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown
    Monday, October 21, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mark Larsen

Company: NBAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    Streamlining the RVSM Authorization Process
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Debbi Laux

Company: MedAire

About: Debbi Laux has worked within the corporate aviation industry for almost 20 years.  She actively participates in a number of influential committees, including the NBAA Safety Committee (member), NBAA International Operator Committee (member) and NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee Advisory Council (Chair).  In addition, she is Past President of the Arizona Business Aviation Association and is a member of Women in Corporate Aviation.   She represents MedAire as part of the implementation support for flight operations that are developing and utilizing Safety Management Systems.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Off the Grid and On Alert: Managing the Dangers of Business Travel to Remote and High-Risk Locations
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Charlie LeBlanc

Company: FrontierMedex

Events:

  • Moderator
    NBAA Security and Customs Review
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jeff Lee

Company: The American Express Company

Events:

  • Moderator
    Operating and Doing Business in China
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Peter Lemme

Company: AirCloud, Chairman, AEEC Ku/Ka-band Satcom Subcommittee

Events:

  • Moderator
    Using Satcom to Communicate with Air Traffic Control and Wireless Broadband Passenger Services
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Chris Lutat

Company: Convergent Performance

About: Chris Lutat is the President, Government and Aerospace, of Convergent Performance, headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO. Convergent Performance is a veteran owned company formed and dedicated to reducing human error in high risk environments. Chris has been a leader in helping organizations world-wide adapt to the demands of highly automated aircraft, originated the concept of “Automation Airmanship®” in 2004, and is the co-author of “Automation Airmanship: 9 Principles for Operating Glass Cockpit Aircraft” (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013). He has presented the concept at industry forums in North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia.

Chris is a 1985 graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, and served aboard cutters and air stations across the US during his 10 years of service. As a Coast Guard Search and Rescue pilot, instructor and check airman, he accumulated over 3,000 flight hours in the Dassault Falcon 20G “Guardian.” He was among the initial cadre of Coast Guard Aviators to bring Crew Resource Management to Coast Guard Aviation. Chris has been a commercial pilot and Captain for a large global airline since 1995, where he currently serves as a Captain, Instructor and Check Airman on the Boeing MD-11. He has experience operating the B-727 (First Officer) and DC-10 (Flight Engineer). He has designed safety courseware, advanced technology flight crew interfaces and procedures for civil and military customers since 1995. In 2003 he was among the original founding partners of Convergent Performance, LLC. Chris is an avid health and fitness enthusiast, enjoys all outdoor sports, and resides in Memphis, Tennessee.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Automation Airmanship for the 21st Century
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sydney Macca

Company: Law Offices of Paul A. Lange, LLC

About: Sydney L. Macca focuses her practice on aviation regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. She represents clients before state and federal courts and state and federal administrative agencies in matters such as FAA safety enforcement, DOT economic enforcement and airport lease and access disputes. She also represents purchasers and sellers of aircraft in the buying, selling, financing, registration and leasing of air carrier, business, and personal aircraft of all sizes, including creating and registering aircraft holding entities. Included in her transactional practice is helping clients achieve their business goals while minimizing regulatory risk when forming Part 91 and Part 135 ownership structures, minimizing sales and use tax, and negotiating aircraft management and charter/services agreements.

Prior to attending law school, Sydney served as Manager of Flight Operations and Security Officer for a Part 91 flight department with operations in over 100 countries. During her tenure as Manager of Flight Operations, Sydney was in charge of the flight department’s Emergency Response Plan and management of that plan. She worked extensively with the corporation’s Risk Management, HR, and Business Continuity departments, and was appointed to the Corporate Pandemic Planning and Corporate Crisis Management Teams. Sydney was also a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Security Council and a member of Gulfstream's G650 Customer Advisory Board (CAB) and Advanced Technology Customer Advisory Team (ATCAT).

Sydney is a licensed pilot with experience in both fixed wing and rotary aircraft. She is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
(LPBA).

Events:

  • Presenter
    An Immediate Post Accident Time Bomb: Properly Completing NTSB Form 6120.1
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Al Mann

Company: Reynolds Jet Management

About: Al started flying gliders at the local club in Scotland when he was 10 years old. Since then he has experienced a broad range of flying including military, airline, charter, corporate and general aviation.  That experience has seen him operate in over 65 countries throughout the world in aircraft ranging from King Airs to Gulfstreams.

Al takes over the vice chair duties of the NBAA’s Domestic Operations Committee at this year’s BACE, moving over from the committee’s Part 135 Working Group Lead, and is currently the Director of Operations for Reynolds Jet Management in Cincinnati, OH, and owner of International Business Aviation Solutions Group.

Events:

  • Moderator
    Working with Training Providers and Your FSDO for Part 135
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Six Shades of Gray--FAA and DOT Regulatory Compliance
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Judy Mathieson

Company: Denise Zaporzan & Associates

About: Judy Mathieson, CMA, MBA, CACE, FCMA

A facilitator, coach and strategist, Judy's work with organizations includes all aspects of strategic planning and implementation, communication and change readiness, performance metrics and goal setting. She also guides clients in the development and sustainment of customized learning centres.

Judy leads workshops and speaks on a variety of topics including succession development, presenting with confidence, difficult conversations, the art of SMART goals, team optimization and creating a high performance culture in a multi-generational workforce.

Prior to joining DZA in 2012, Judy enjoyed over three decades of executive leadership and general management experience in both the private and public sector. She combines this real world experience with adult learning principles to create a highly interactive experience for participants that is both challenging and energizing.

Judy is an active volunteer in her community. In 2003, she was named a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants in Canada.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Succession Development in Leading Organizations
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Melissa McCaffrey

Company: AOPA

Events:

  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 1 of 2)
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 2 of 2)
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunshine McCarthy

Company: Baldwin Aviation

Events:

  • Presenter
    SMS - Not Just for Pilots!
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Presenter
    Safety Management Systems: Energizing Your Safety Assurance with Tools and Guidance for Small Operators
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jim McClay

Company: NBAA

About: Jim McClay has over 6 years working in the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center as an Air Traffic Management Specialist. He has previous experience as a licensed Part 121 Aircraft Dispatcher and as a Scheduler for a Fortune 500 flight department.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Don't Leave it to Chance - FileSmart
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Reduce Your Odds of Delay - Learn More About Traffic Flow Management
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bruce McGray

Company: FAA

About:  

Events:

  • Presenter
    Transport Aircraft Performance Planning (TAPP)
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sue McKeon

Company: Global Aviation, Inc.

About: Sue McKeon is General Counsel/Risk Manager for Global Aviation, Inc., an aviation services business based at the Hillsboro Airport near Portland, Oregon. Global Aviation provides aircraft support services for aircraft operators, is an FAA Part 135 Air Carrier, holds an FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certificate and is an Authorized AOG/Line Maintenance Facility for Bombardier aircraft (Global Express, Challenger and Learjet). In addition, Global Aviation provides pilot services for customers' Part 91 flights, hangars corporate jet aircraft and is a full-service FBO.

Ms. McKeon is licensed to practice law in the States of Oregon, Missouri and Kansas and in various federal courts. Prior to joining Global Aviation in March of 2007, she was Senior Counsel with the Kansas City, Missouri law firm of Cooling & Herbers, P.C. for more than twelve years. During that time, she represented aviation insurers and policyholders as defense counsel in accident and products liability litigation, and acted as counsel for aviation insurers in insurance coverage matters. She also represented aviation businesses and aircraft owners and operators in various facets of aviation transactions, such as aircraft and hangar space leases, management agreements, and insurance coverage issues.

Before attending law school, Ms. McKeon was an underwriter with Associated Aviation Underwriters (now Global Aerospace) in Kansas City for approximately six years. Prior to that, she was Claims Manager for Crump Aviation Underwriters in Memphis, Tennessee for three years.

Ms. McKeon is a past Chair of the Aviation Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. She is a member of the International Aviation Women's Association, the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, the American Bar Association and AOPA.

Ms. McKeon has been a speaker at various forums sponsored by the National Business Aviation Association, at the annual conferences of the Aviation Insurance Association, at the Pacific Northwest Aviation Law & Insurance Seminar sponsored by the King County Bar Association, at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium, at the SMU Air Law Symposium, and at seminars sponsored by the Strategic Research Institute.

Events:

  • Presenter
    How to Structure "Charter Management" Arrangements to Comply with the FAA Requirements
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tim McSwain

Company: Allianz

Events:

  • Moderator
    Risk Management 101
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Jay Mesinger

Company: J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales

About: Jay Mesinger is the CEO and Founder of J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales, Inc., with 39 years of experience in the aviation industry. Jay founded J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales, Inc. (JMCJSI) and has developed it into a successful international aircraft brokerage firm. Jay is a Member of the Board of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and the Chairman of the Associate Member Advisory Council (AMAC). He is the first aircraft broker to serve on the NBAA Board. Jay served on the Duncan Aviation Customer Advisory Board for two terms and currently serves on the Jet Aviation Customer Advisory Board and the Airbus Corporate Jets Business Aviation Advisory Board. Jay is also a member of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and is a member of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) as well as a member of the Colorado Airport Business Association (CABA).

Events:

  • Moderator
    Operating and Doing Business in China
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

James Meyer

Company: Harper Meyer

About: Mr. James Meyer has numerous years of experience in the aviation industry and has assisted clients in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe with all aspects of their transactional aviation needs, both complex and routine, foreign and domestic. Mr. Meyer has had the opportunity to represent lenders, airlines, manufacturers, high-net worth individuals, flight departments and suppliers in connection with the acquisition, sale, structuring (including tax), financing and leasing of private and commercial aircraft, engines and aircraft parts. Mr. Meyer is active in a number of aviation-related organizations including the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA), the Latin American Aviation Lawyers Association (ALADA), the Ibero-American Institute of Aviation and Space Law, and several others. He serves as a member of the Planning Group of the NBAA Tax Committee which focuses its efforts in the area of taxes affecting business/corporate aircraft and the impact of State and Federal Internal Revenue Service laws and regulations, Securities and Exchange Commission rules and the Federal Aviation Regulations. Mr. Meyer has been named Vice Chairman of the L2B Group, which is the world’s largest international network of aviation law firms which specialize in providing legal advice to the aviation industry. He also has been elected to the Executive Council of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar. Mr. Meyer speaks frequently at aviation law conferences on a variety of aviation matters ranging from Cape Town, aircraft finance, ownership and structural issues, the integration of the international aviation industry, space law, and similar topics. Most recently, for example, he was a guest lecturer at the NBAA 2013 Finance, Registration & Legal Conference on the topics of “Managing and Operating Your Aircraft” and “Aviation Taxes in Mexico and Elsewhere in Latin America.” He also spoke at the ALTA Aviation Law Americas Conference for Legal and Finance Issues Facing the Aviation Industry on September 14, 2012 regarding “How the U.S. Bankruptcy Code might impact a Latin American Airline?” as well as the NBAA 2011 Aircraft Registration Conference on February 4, 2011, regarding U.S. Registered Aircraft Operating in Latin America. In June 2009, Mr. Meyer spoke at the 14th Annual Corporate Aircraft Transactions conference in New York regarding the state of alternative world markets. Law & Politics Magazine has repeatedly recognized him as a Florida Super Lawyer®. He has also been named on several occasions as one of Florida’s “Top Lawyers” by South Florida Legal Guide® as well as Florida’s Who’s Who Legal. Mr. Meyer is also listed in The Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers, named by Latin Lawyer as one of the "leading Miami-based Latin America focused practitioners.” He has been repeatedly named by Florida Trend Magazine as one of the state’s Legal Elite. Mr. Meyer serves on the Host Committee for Dwyane Wade's charitable organization Wade's World Foundation, and its Night at the RunWade. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association and is fluent in Spanish.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Engaging in Aircraft Transactions Abroad - Key Issues Confronted in Buying, Selling, Leasing or Financing Aircraft Outside of the US
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Scott Moore

Company: Luck Companies

Events:

  • Presenter
    NBAA Safety Town Hall Meeting - Addressing Business Aviation's Top Safety Challenges
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Charlie Mularski

Company: Representing AsBBA; Universal Weather and Aviation Asia Pacific

Events:

  • Presenter
    Operating and Doing Business in China
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

James Murray

Company: Delta Private Jets

About: James currently serves as Managing Director, Fleet Programs & Procurement for Delta Private Jets.  In this role, he is charged with bringing value and cost reduction to large scale procurement activities, oversight of the risk management function, as well as responsible for the growth, strategic direction and tactical oversight of the Delta Private Jets Fleet.  He joined Delta Private Jets  in 2000 through an internship program and has since served the company in several capacities, most recently as Director of Flight Control where he led a 24/7/365 operation comprised of 25 employees and was responsible for fleet efficiency, daily tactical and strategic oversight of aircraft operations, client services and vendor relations.
James is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, holding a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics with a minor in Business Administration.  He obtained his private pilot certificate in 1996 and currently holds a commercial pilot certificate with single engine, multi-engine, and instrument privileges.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Risk Management 101
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tom Myers

Company: Aircell

Events:

  • Presenter
    Using Satcom to Communicate with Air Traffic Control and Wireless Broadband Passenger Services
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NBAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop (Day 1 of 2)
    Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop (Day 2 of 2)
    Monday, October 21, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop – Employing the International Standards-Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) (Day 1 of 2)
    Friday, October 25, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop – Employing the International Standards-Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) (Day 2 of 2)
    Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

David Norton

Company: Shackelford, Melton, & McKinley, LLP

About: David Norton is the industry co-chair of the FAA/Industry RVSM Action Team.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Streamlining the RVSM Authorization Process
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mark Novak

Company: FAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    Control Your Route Destiny - Learn How to Make CTOP Work for You
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Brian Pemberton

Company: Iridium (invited)

Events:

  • Presenter
    Using Satcom to Communicate with Air Traffic Control and Wireless Broadband Passenger Services
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

John Peters

Company: Airframe Resolution LLC

About: John Peters is Vice President and General Manager of Airframe Resolution. John has more than 18 years of diversified engineering, aircraft maintenance, and nondestructive testing experience. Prior to joining AR, he held engineering positions at American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Technologies. He also worked as a research scientist at the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation. In these positions John gained expertise in aircraft repair, modification, and overhaul as well as acoustic and ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation. John has one patent in NDT technology. John earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from Iowa State University.    

Events:

  • Presenter
    Fleet Issue Collaboration; Improving Safety, Operating Cost And Reliability Through The Sharing Of Aircraft Operational Data
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mike Raab

Company: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida

Events:

  • Presenter
    IS-BAO, The Gold Standard
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Charles Reagan, Ph.D.

Company: Kansas State University

Events:

  • Presenter
    The Perfect Storm: Continuing to Address the Business Aviation Talent Shortage
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mark Ringel

Company: Zuckert Scoutt & Rasenberger LP

About: MARK RINGEL primarily focuses his practice on business aviation and aircraft matters.  Mark represents a wide range of clients in commercial transactions involving the purchase, sale, lease, financing and operations of business aircraft. In addition, his clients include aircraft management companies and charter operators, and his practice includes providing advice on regulatory compliance issues as well as aircraft ownership structures that comply with relevant Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation regulations.  Mark and the aviation team take a collaborative approach to resolving issues that arise in the context of business aircraft ownership, including corporate matters and tax issues.  Mark’s aviation experience includes working as an engineer at The Boeing Company, where he was responsible for large project management activities, including major refurbishment projects and managing aircraft deliveries for Boeing's Program Management Office. After law school, Mark negotiated and administered a variety of corporate jet sales, leases, and acquisitions at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Savannah, Georgia. Mark was responsible for the contracting process in support of the pre-owned aircraft sales team, as well as several domestic and international new aircraft sales teams.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Targeting the Current Transaction Market
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lars Ringertz

Company: Inmarsat

Events:

  • Presenter
    Using Satcom to Communicate with Air Traffic Control and Wireless Broadband Passenger Services
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mike Robinson

Company: AvMet

Events:

  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 1 of 2)
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 2 of 2)
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Scott Rose

Company: Pepsico

Events:

  • Presenter
    Roadmap to CAM
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bob Sharman

Company: NCAR

Events:

  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 1 of 2)
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 2 of 2)
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Timothy Shaver

Company: FAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    Streamlining the RVSM Authorization Process
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Betty Shotton

Company: Liftoff Leadership

About: Betty Shotton is a nationally recognized leadership and motivational Keynote Speaker. She is dedicated to elevating leadership and professional perspectives above the routine towards innovation and possibility. She encourages her audiences to move beyond limitations and get to work on increasing their capacity to work with purpose and passion. With 35 years as a CEO and entrepreneur she has been and continues to be passionately committed to elevating human potential in the pursuit of common purpose.

Betty is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she was in the first class of women to be admitted, breaking a 150 year old tradition of men only.  She went on to receive her MBA, and joined Philip Morris USA as an Organizational Consultant.  She left the corporate world to follow her calling as an entrepreneur. From high end resort real estate to aviation, she has started and led six companies, one of which went public in 1998 and is known today as ResortQuest International, a part of Wyndham Worldwide.

Betty has been a pioneer for women in business, an avid aviator, a proponent for conscious capitalism and a mentor and coach to thousands of aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs. She is an ATP, commercially rated pilot. Her book “Liftoff Leadership”, 10 Principles for Exceptional Leadership has provided inspiration, direction and guidance to leaders, from aspiring young professionals to seasoned CEOs.

She invites your interest and comments on the usual array of social media; Google Betty Shotton or her company Liftoff Leadership. 

Events:

  • Presenter
    Six Stages to High Altitude Leadership
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jeff Shutrump

Company: Airframe Resolution LLC

About: Jeff Shutrump is Airframe Resolution’s Chief Engineer. Jeff has more than 28 years of engineering experience with expertise in composite and metallic structural repairs. Prior to Airframe Resolution, he held positions in structural analysis and aircraft design for Rohr Industries and Rockwell International. He has DER delegation from the Federal Aviation Administration and has been granted RAS approval authority by Airbus Industries. Jeff has a patent for a sophisticated nacelle design for the Boeing 787. Jeff earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.    

Events:

  • Presenter
    Fleet Issue Collaboration; Improving Safety, Operating Cost And Reliability Through The Sharing Of Aircraft Operational Data
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

David Siewert

Company: FAA

About: David Siewert is currently the Air Traffic Manager at the John F. Kennedy Air Traffic Control Tower. He has 30 years of Air Traffic experience with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Dave has held several positions within the Air Traffic Organization. He first became a Tower Manager in 1991 and has held managerial positions in several facilities including the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control and the Philadelphia ATCT. Dave also worked in the Eastern Region Air Traffic Division office as a Branch Manager, and was Assistant Air Traffic Division Manager during the post – 9/11 period. He helped lead a team to reopen the complex New York Airspace.    David is a private pilot, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He serves on the Dowling College Advisory Board, and has also served as a Crash-Fire Rescueman and Fire Inspector. He is a founding member of the Airport Construction Advisory Council (ACAC).

Events:

  • Presenter
    What's On Your Runway?
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

John Slieter

Company: Duncan Aviation

About: John Slieter has been teaching Leadership Development at Duncan Aviation and other organizations for 15 years.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Leadership - The Soft Stuff Doesn't Have To Be The Hard Stuff
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Ashley Smith

Company: Jet Logistics

About:

W. “Ashley” Smith Jr. started in the aviation industry at the age of 16 working part-time as a lineman at the local airport for the town where he grew up. He earned his Private Pilot’s Certificate at the age of 17 after having earned money as a lineman to pay for it.

After graduation from high school Ashley worked as a mechanic to earn money for college, and to complete the work on his Instrument, Commercial, and Flight Instructor Ratings, a well as his Airframe and Powerplant certificates (A&P). He also worked for two airlines as a ramp agent, ticket agent, and ticket counter supervisor before graduating from college with two degrees, an Associate in Applied Sciences in Aviation Management, and the second a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology. Ashley earned his first corporate flying position right after college. He served as a flight crewmember for various companies, some operating under 91, and some under 135. Eventually Ashley made the jump to a 121 scheduled airline, serving as a Captain for several years until the operator eventually failed after 9/11.

Going back to his roots Ashley returned to the on-demand charter world working in various positions such as Chief Pilot, Director of Operations, and Director of Maintenance before starting Jet Logistics Inc in November of 2002. Starting with one aircraft, and one pilot, the business has now grown to 15 aircraft and over 50 employees. Ashley serves the company as President, Director of Operations, and Check Airman in the Hawker 800 aircraft. He holds a multi-engine Airline Transport Certificate, five type ratings, CFI, CFII, and MEI, and an Airframe and Powerplant Certificate with Inspection Authorization (IA). Ashley also earned his Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credential from NBAA, and his Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE) through AAMS.

Ashley is active in NBAA, NATA, and AAMS, and is the incoming Chairman of the NBAA’s Domestic Operations committee. He also serves as Treasurer on the Executive Board of the Commission on Accreditation for Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).

Events:

  • Presenter
    Working with Training Providers and Your FSDO for Part 135
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Quay Snyder, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Company: Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS)

About: Quay C. Snyder, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Dr. Snyder is President/CEO and co-founder of Virtual Flight Surgeons, Inc. and its division, Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS), an organization dedicated to aviation safety, pilot health and career preservation. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and Duke University School of Medicine. He has completed medical residencies in Family Practice and Aerospace Medicine and is board certified in these specialties, as well as Occupational Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Snyder received his Master’s of Science Degree in Public Health from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He was named as the Air Line Pilots Assn Int’l. (ALPA) Aeromedical Advisor in January 2010.

He spent 17 years in the active US Air Force as a flight surgeon and family practice physician. He was selected as his command’s Flight Surgeon of the Year on three separate occasions. Dr. Snyder also spent five years in the Colorado Air National Guard as a flight surgeon and Colorado State Air Surgeon. He retired from the USAF after a three year tour as the senior physician/flight surgeon at the USAF Air Reserve Personnel Center following his demobilization from Operations Noble Eagle/Enduring Freedom.  Dr. Snyder is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in the in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics and at the National Jewish Medical Center and Research Center in the Department of Occupational Medicine. He is also on the associate clinical faculty at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, TX and the Boonshoots School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

Dr. Snyder is a commercial pilot, FAA certified flight instructor since 1975, an Aviation Safety Counselor for the FAA Denver FSDO and a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. He has 2800+ flying hours in 48 types of aircraft from gliders to F-16’s. He formerly served as a glider instructor pilot and aerobatic / spin instructor at the US Air Force Academy’s 94th Flying Training Squadron. He is the recipient of the US Air Force Academy's award for the 94th Flying Training Squadron's Attached Instructor Pilot of the Year, 2000 and the FAA Denver FSDO’s FAAST Meritorious Achievement Award in 2012. He currently is the Chief CFI for the Black Forest Soaring Society and owns a Schleicher ASW-24B that he flies for long distance cross country glider flights. Quay has also earned the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)/Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Master CFI Designation since 2003.

Dr. Snyder is the author of more than 70 scientific papers and articles on medical issues in various scientific and professional pilot journals. He is the 1985 recipient of the Howard Unger Award given by the Society of USAF Flight Surgeons (Aerospace Medicine Association) for the outstanding published research paper in aerospace medicine and its 2008 General George Schaefer Award for lifetime achievement in Aerospace Medicine. In 2012, he was awarded the Aerospace Medicine Association’s Marie Marvingt for leadership and innovation in the field of aerospace medicine. He is a member of the Flight Safety Foundation's Business Advisory Committee and the NBAA’s Safety Committee. Dr. Snyder is a reviewer for the internationally renowned journal Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine of the Aerospace Medicine Association.

Events:

  • Presenter
    NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown
    Monday, October 21, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pat Somersall

Company: FAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    Control Your Route Destiny - Learn How to Make CTOP Work for You
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Peter Stein

Company: Johnson Controls

Events:

  • Presenter
    NBAA Safety Town Hall Meeting - Addressing Business Aviation's Top Safety Challenges
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Larry Steinkraus

Company: Mayo Clinic

About: Dr. Larry Steinkraus previously served in the US Air Force before becoming a Senior FAA Aviation Medical Examiner within the Section of Aerospace Medicine at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Steinkraus serves as the Education Chairman of the flight surgeon training program and has extensive clinical experience evaluating pilots with medical conditions that require specialized waivers.

Events:

  • Presenter
    The Business Aviation Pilot and the Flight Physical: Top 10 Causes for Disqualification
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bill Stone

Company: Garmin

Events:

  • Presenter
    Aviation Apps for iPads and Smartphones
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jamie Stone

Company: ConocoPhillips

About: Jamie Stone is the Director of Shuttle Operations for ConocoPhillips in Bartlesville, OK. He is an active Member of the NBAA Domestic Operations Committee as its Corporate Shuttle Work Group lead.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Best Practices in Corporate Shuttle Operations
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

David Strauss

Company: UBS Investment Research

Events:

  • Presenter
    Targeting the Current Transaction Market
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

David Streitwieser, M.D., FACEP

Company: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

About: David R. Streitwieser, M.D., FACEP, is Chair of Emergency Medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Dr. Streitwieser earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in 1979. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Valley Medical Center in Fresno, Calif. He is a Life Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Upon completing his residency in 1982, Dr. Streitwieser joined Banner Good Samaritan’s Emergency Department.  He has served on numerous hospital committees and was Chief of the Medical Staff from 2007-2008. He was a medical director for PHI AirEvac air ambulance service for 25 years.

As a Board Certified Emergency Physician in active practice for over 30 years, Dr. Streitwieser has served as a Medical Director for MedAire, Inc., which operates the MedLink 24/7 Global Response Center at Banner Good Samaritan for more than 25 years, reviewing or participating in over 150,000 telemedicine calls.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Off the Grid and On Alert: Managing the Dangers of Business Travel to Remote and High-Risk Locations
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Roger Sultan

Company: FAA Flight Standards

Events:

  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 1 of 2)
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (Day 2 of 2)
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lisa Swartzwelder

Company: NBAA Corporate Shuttle Working Group

Events:

  • Presenter
    Best Practices in Corporate Shuttle Operations
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Keith Swirsky

Company: GKG Law

About: Keith Swirsky is President of GKG Law, P.C. Keith is also Chair of the law firm’s Business Aircraft Group and Tax Group. With over 27 years of private law practice experience, Keith has now planned and structured over 4,000 aircraft transactions.

GKG Law's Business Aircraft Group is one of the leading practices of its type in the world, primarily devoted to aircraft acquisitions and sales, federal and state taxation, financing, and tax-free exchanges.

Keith counsels clients on a wide variety of aviation matters, including:

  • tax efficient structures;
  • business terms and documentation pertinent to aircraft purchases and sales (both new and used);
  • external aircraft management arrangements;
  • aircraft financing;
  • tax-free exchanges of aircraft; and
  • fractional aircraft ownership and operations.
Keith also provides general corporate counsel advice, and has structured and documented numerous corporate mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations.
Civic & Professional Activities
  • Founding Member, Chairman of the Transactions Working Group, Past Chairman of the Federal Tax Working Group, Tax Committee, National Business Aviation Association
  • Past Chairman, Associate Member Committee, National Aircraft Resale Association
  • Member, National Aircraft Finance Association
  • Member, Helicopter Association International
  • Past Co-chairman, North American Section of Taxation, Interlaw
  • Past Chairman, Section of Taxation, Fairfax County, Virginia Bar Association

Events:

  • Presenter
    Federal Excise Tax on Aircraft Management Companies
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dodie Thomas

Company: Altria Client Services, Chair of NBAA Flight Attendant Committee

Events:

  • Moderator
    SMS - Not Just for Pilots!
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Jay Van Der Werff

Company: Garmin

About:

Jay Van Der Werff is currently Garmin’s Aviation Support Manager for Training and Warranty Services.  Jay retired as a Marine Corps lieutenant colonel in 2012, and as a Marine aviator flew the UH-1N “Huey” holding all instructor pilot designations in the airframe.  He is a former assistant professor at the US Army’s Command and General Staff College, serves as an adjunct faculty member with Central Michigan University and Liberty University, and is a doctoral candidate at Kansas State University. 

Events:

  • Presenter
    NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown
    Monday, October 21, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Harvey Vaught

Company: American Express

Events:

  • Presenter
    IS-BAO, The Gold Standard
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Justin Vena

Company: Duncan Aviation

About: Justin started at Duncan Aviation in 1999 as an avionics bench technician and later moved to avionics line. He spent one year as a professional development specialist and two years as a systems engineer. He transferred to his current position in 2010. Prior to Duncan Aviation, Justin served in the U.S. Navy and worked for Xcel Communications and Lockheed Martin.

Justin has an Associates degree in Avionics and a Federal Communications Commission license; elements 1 & 3.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Understanding FANS
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Michelle Ventker

Company: ServiceElements

About:

  • 25 (+) years  experience of Service and Aviation background, including:
    • Aviation Degree – The Ohio State University
    • The Ohio State Flight School
    • Front desk of local FBO at Port Columbus Airport
    • USCheck
  • 19 years with NetJets in various roles working with the Crews, Owners, and Leadership Team
  • With ServiceElements for over 4 years

Events:

  • Presenter
    PDP Course: Capitalize on Human Resources
    Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Richard Walsh

Company: Hewlett-Packard Co

Events:

  • Presenter
    Operating and Doing Business in China
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Presenter
    The Perfect Storm: Continuing to Address the Business Aviation Talent Shortage
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Madison Walton

Company: FAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    Streamlining the RVSM Authorization Process
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Earl Weener

Company: National Transportation Safety Board

About: Earl F. Weener, Ph.D. took the oath of office as the 41st Member of the National Transportation Safety Board on June 30th, 2010. He was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate for a term that expires December 31, 2015.
Member Weener has an accomplished career in aviation as an engineering executive, safety advocate, industry safety spokesperson, engineer and pilot. He has given numerous presentations on aviation safety in airline operations, as well as corporate, business and general aviation safety. Most recently, he was a Foundation Fellow for the Flight Safety Foundation, where he led international industry teams to develop means to reduce accidents through coordinated industry programs in areas such as ground operations and runway excursions.
Prior to his appointment to the Board, Member Weener enjoyed a twenty four year career with the Boeing Company. During his time with Boeing he held a series of Chief Engineer positions, including the Airworthiness, Reliability and Maintainability, and Safety organization, the System Engineering organization, and Safety Technology Development. He also served four years in Washington, D.C., as Boeing's Manager of Engineering and Technical Government Affairs. As well, Member Weener was integrally involved in the initial development of the Boeing two-crew 747 flight deck concept and the development of the 757/767 flight decks, the initial advanced technology commercial transport glass cockpit.
Aside from his professional career in aviation, Member Weener is an experienced commercial licensed general aviation flight instructor and charter pilot, in addition to owning a Beechcraft Bonanza and remaining an active general aviation pilot.
Member Weener also has extensive marine experience. He obtained his U.S. Coast Guard Master's License in 2000. In addition to navigating the waterways of the Pacific Northwest, he spent four years cruising both the inland waterways and coastline of the U.S., living aboard a specially built steel hull trawler. His travels included the East Coast Intracoastal Waterway, the Great Lakes, the waterways from Chicago to Mobile, Alabama, the West Coast, as well as the inside passage to Alaska.
Member Weener earned all three of his academic degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan - his bachelor's degree summa cum laude, master's degree and doctorate.
Among his awards is a 1994 Laurels Award from Aviation Week and Space Technology, and in 2005 he was awarded the Honeywell Bendix Trophy for Aviation Safety. He has served on the Flight Safety Foundation Board of Governors and on the Foundation's Icarus Committee, and International Advisory Committee. He was also a director of the Northwest Bonanza Society.
Member Weener and his wife, Linda, currently reside in Northern Virginia.

Events:

  • Presenter
    NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown
    Monday, October 21, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tyson Weihs

Company: ForeFlight

Events:

  • Presenter
    Aviation Apps for iPads and Smartphones
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Leigh White

Company: Alertness Solutions

Events:

  • Presenter
    Fatigue Countermeasures for Business Aviation
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

John Williams

Company: ABCI

About: John has been in the consulting business for twenty years. He has managed startup companies and started major divisions of large international corporations. He has spent forty-five years in the aviation industry, several as a Part 135 pilot. He recently retired as a Senior Aviator from the United States military, where he served as a helicopter pilot in the Air Force and the U.S. Army. John has an Executive MBA from the University of Utah with an emphasis in International Business and Finance, and a degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University in Business Administration with additional studies in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics and Physics.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Is Sales Phobia Impacting Your Bottom Line?
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Paula Williams

Company: ABCI

About: Paula has been the the featured presenter and/or panelist for several events such as the Tooele County Board of Realtors, Aviation Pros Live (Cygnus), NBAA, and others.

Paula has worked as a marketing consultant, project manager, product manager, staff writer, ad designer, marketing manager, process engineer, and trainer. She has recently received her Private Pilot Rating and plans to move on to Instrument training soon. Her education includes a Masters in Adult Education and BA in Mass Communication.

She has taught "very entertaining" courses on "very dry" topics such as documentation standards, Business English and Time Management for Franklin Covey (then Franklin Quest,) Shipley Associates, and Wells Fargo.

She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Events:

  • Presenter
    Is Sales Phobia Impacting Your Bottom Line?
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ken Wilson

Company: FltPlan.com

Events:

  • Presenter
    Aviation Apps for iPads and Smartphones
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jed Wolcott

Company: Wolcott and Associates,. P.A.

About: Jed Wolcott is a CPA, pilot, and is president and owner of Wolcott and Associates, P.A., a leading aviation CPA firm. He earned his MBA from the University of Dayton.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Tax Issues for Owner-Pilots
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sarah Wolf

Company: NBAA

Events:

  • Presenter
    NBAA/UAA Career Seminar for College Students
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Don Wolford

Company: United Airlines

Events:

  • Presenter
    Control Your Route Destiny - Learn How to Make CTOP Work for You
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Gil Wolin

Company: Wolin Aviation Consulting

About: Gil Wolin has more than forty years of aviation marketing and management experience in corporate aviation. He began his aviation career in 1972 with Gates Learjet, and joined Executive Jet Aviation (known today as NetJets) in 1975. As Vice President Sales & Marketing he assisted in the introduction of Arab Wings, the first Middle East-based business jet charter service. He lead Marketing for Combs Gates, then the world’s #1 FBO and ground services chain, from 1984 through its acquisition by AMR Services.

Mr. Wolin served as President of Denver-based Mayo Aviation prior to joining McGraw-Hill as Publisher of McGraw-Hill’s Business & Commercial Aviation (B/CA) and Show News magazines in 1999.

In 2004 he joined aircraft management company TAG Aviation USA, as Vice President Corporate Communications and Client Responsible Officer. He resumed his consulting career in early 2009.

Mr. Wolin contributes a monthly column to World Aircraft Sales magazine (www.avbuyer.com). He is a past director of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and is a current member of the Corporate Angel Network and GE Capital Solutions-Corporate Aviation Advisory Boards. Mr. Wolin holds a BA in Economics from Lafayette College.

Events:

  • Moderator
    Business Aircraft Appraisals and Evaluations – Facing the Changes
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Robert Wright

Company: Wright Aviation Solutions, LLC

About: Robert A. Wright is President of Wright Aviation Solutions LLC.  Mr. Wright formed his company in 2005 to provide specialized solutions for complex aviation safety, training, and regulatory problems for a variety of clients. 
From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Wright served as Director of Flight Training and later as Director of Regulatory Affairs at Eclipse Aviation.  While at Eclipse, he developed the single-pilot training and type rating program for the Eclipse 500. In early 2008, Mr. Wright returned to his consulting practice to pursue innovative safety, training, and regulatory solutions for other clients.
Prior to forming his company, Mr. Wright had a distinguished 22 year career with the FAA, retiring in April 2005 as the chief FAA executive for general aviation flight standards.  He also served as the FAA executive for developing new flight technologies and procedures and he held a variety of other field and headquarters positions in Flight Standards and in the FAA research and development organization.
Mr. Wright holds Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor certificates, has more than 9500 flight hours, and holds four jet type ratings, including single-pilot for the Eclipse 500. He is a regular contributor to Aviation Safety magazine. He has also developed a course on single-pilot resource management that was developed for Crew Resource Management LLC (www.criticalcrm.com) and is offered by TrainingPort.net (www.TrainingPort.net).

Events:

  • Presenter
    NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown
    Monday, October 21, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Denise Zaporzan

Company: Denise Zaporzan & Associates

About: Denise is the President of Denise Zaporzan and Associates who (prior to founding her Strategic Leadership Practice in 2002) successfully enjoyed over 20 years of corporate senior leadership involving financial and strategic planning, performance management & measurement, and change readiness and implementation across private and public sector industries.

As a facilitator, guide, coach and trusted advisor, Denise effectively
demonstrates her passion, energy and knowledge of strategy,
leadership development, culture, team optimization, customized learning
centres and multi-generational realities through the many clients she works with - some of which have included the Aviation Industry.

Relationships with her clients is the heart of Denise’s business focus. She ensures results are measurable with every engagement she supports.
Denise continues to facilitate in a variety of Strategic Leadership Programs as well as develop content for and facilitate in academic Executive Education Programs. In 2010, she was named a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants in Canada.

Events:

  • Presenter
    Succession Development in Leading Organizations
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Peng Zhang

Company: Hainan Airlines

Events:

  • Presenter
    Operating and Doing Business in China
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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