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NBAA Announces the 2020 Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today unveiled the 2020 Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes rising leaders who are driving innovation within the industry.

“In all segments of our industry, young people across the world are breaking down barriers and leading business aviation into a bright future,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “We’re privileged to shine a light on these exceptional individuals who exemplify professional success, innovative thinking and commitment to their communities.”

This year’s third annual Top 40 Under 40 list was selected by NBAA’s Young Professionals (YoPro) Council, a group of business aviation professionals and NBAA staff liaisons working to build relationships between the industry’s emerging leaders.

This year’s Top 40 Under 40 recipients are:

Airport Business

Mike Husehk, Naples Aviation

Keli Mielke, Stein’s Aircraft Services

Abigail VandePlanck, Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Broker/Sales

David Byers, Universal Weather and Aviation

Grant Conley, Modern Aviation

John Farrish, InFlight Law

Mike Francis, First Republic Bank

David Gitman, Monarch Air Group, LLC

Business Management

Tracie Carwile, Universal Weather and Aviation

Nafin Eyoub, Modern Aviation

Lori McGee, Jetstream Aviation Law, P.A.

Jessie Naor, GrandView Aviation

Cabin Attendant

Christina Brown, Corporate Flight Attendant

Jamie Gibson, Flightess

Innovation

Nabila Abbas, Aviation Literacy Forum

Devin Howes, Wyvern Ltd.

MacKenzie Kelly, Tuvoli

Jamie Santiago Munoz, World Fuel Services

Joshua Olds, Unmanned Safety Institute

Erik Parnell, Gogo Business Aviation

Maintenance

Kevin Flynn, CAM, AbbVie

Jennifer Kempsey, AVMATS

Joe Ortiz, DCJet Services, LLC

Wilson Otero, Jet Ease Corporate Aviation

Peter Stodolski, MassMutual

Justin Sutter, Executive Jet Management

Marketing

Jessica Belcher, Exclusive Aircraft Sales

Grant Boyd, Boyd Aviation Group, LLC

Dylan Frederick, Public Affairs Counsel

Justin Kinckle, FlightSafety International

Samantha Lohse, Corporate Angel Network

Pilot

Taylor Butterfield, Cutter Aviation

Jeff Duncan, CAM, Discount Tires

Anthony Hurst, The Williams Companies

Kim Kissh, Tailwind Air

Kevan “Will” Leveille, Auburn University Air Transportation

Kimberly Perkins, Mente, LLC/Aviation for Humanity

Scheduler/Dispatcher

Corey Cusick, CAM, MassMutual

Corinne McCune, The Home Depot

Pamela Province, CAM, Berry Aviation

Reviewed by: Jessie Naor

Jessie Naor was named President of GrandView Aviation in 2022 after serving as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. In addition to her leadership of GrandView, she was elected to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Board of Directors and serves as Vice Chairman of the Air Charter Safety Foundation Board of Governors and former Chairman of the Part 135 Committee; she was a member of the FAA’s Duty & Rest Aviation Rule Making Committee; sits on the Board of Governors’ for the Air Charter Safety Foundation; writes a monthly aviation safety column for Aviation Week and a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Top 40 under 40 in 2020. Jessie’s speaking engagements include presentations at Women in Aviation International (WAI) and the Organization for Donation and Transplant Professionals (NATCO). Jessie holds an Associate’s Degree in Air Traffic Control (Summa Cum Laude), CCBC Catonsville, and a BA in Aviation Business Administration (Cum Laude), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and an MBA in Management & Finance from The Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School.

About Jessie Naor

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