Nielsen is currently the Director of Aviation for Avalon Capital where
he operates a Global Express and a Eurocopter 145. Mr. Nielsen has over
45 years in corporate aviation experience. He retired from Yum Brands
after 21 years as their aviation director. He is a former member of the
National Business Aviation Association board of directors and NetJets
advisory board. Mr. Nielsen served in the United States Marine Corps
from 1966 - 1970.
Debi Carpenter is the founder and leader of
DC Marketing, which offers a full-service network of business, design, advertising and marketing
professionals to the aviation industry.
has more than 20 years of business development and marketing
experience, with the last 16 years being spent in all aspects of
business aviation. She has served as Director of Sales and Marketing
with companies offering aircraft sales,
aircraft management, charter, fuel, avionics and maintenance. Debi has
also worked closely with aircraft and
avionics manufacturers, and flight training companies.
Currently, Debi also serves as the Executive Director of Southern
California Aviation Association (SCAA), in which capacity she presides over several aspects and events on
behalf of the 800-plus-member organization. A volunteer with SCAA since its inception in 2006, Debi later
ascended to the Marketing and Event Chair position in 2008 before being named Executive Director in 2012.
Debi also serves on the National Business Aviation’s (NBAA) Local
and Regional Group Leadership Committee. Previously, Debi has a served as a volunteer for the
American Heart Association (AHA) and launched a North San Diego County Make-A-Wish event to raise money
for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Truly passionate about and entrenched in the aviation industry and
community, Debi learned to fly the Cirrus SR20 in 2011.
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President, Spectrum Aeronautical
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Dave Ryan Director-at-Large
Ryan is the Director of Flight Operations for MedImpact Healthcare
Systems in San Diego. Ryan brings over 30 years of aviation experience
in corporate and OEM sectors of the industry and has held various
positions as a Program Director, Adjunct Professor, Corporate Pilot,
Senior Air Safety Investigator, Safety Captain/Demonstration Pilot,
Chief Pilot and Aviation Safety Consultant to name a few. In addition,
Ryan has served on the Bombardier Learjet Advisory Committee, Bombardier
Challenger Advisory Committee, Center for Aerospace Safety Education
Industry Committee (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), General
Aviation Air Safety Investigators Committee, SCAA Safety Committee
(previous Chairman), and the NBAA Safety Committee.Prior to joining
MedImpact and Crownair Aviation Ryan was the Chief Pilot for Bombardier
Aerospace / Learjet in Wichita, KS. During his tenure there, he managed
the daily operations of the Learjet Flight Demonstration Team. Ryan was
also responsible for department Safety programs and served on the
design, development, and flight test team for the Challenger 300
Certification Program. He was also instrumental in the development and
execution of the Bombardier Safety Standdown programs.
Area Director, Signature Flight Support
Julie Broderick is a seasoned general aviation industry veteran with more than twenty-five years of progressive FBO management experience. Ms. Broderick is presently the Area Director of Signature’s Southern California operations at Orange County, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, and Thermal airports. Ms. Broderick is well known to the industry, having been named a “Best FBO Employee” by Professional Pilot magazine six times. Ms. Broderick has successfully managed the transition of numerous FBOs from former FBO Operators to Signature Flight Support.
Director of Aircraft Management Sales, Clay Lacy
Barber works with individuals and corporations to tailor an aircraft
management program for their jet and their objectives, providing the
personal, professional client service. Joe has more than seven years of
industry experience, including flight logistics coordination as well as
charter sales. He has also helped develop marketing and sales programs
for aircraft management companies. Joe has a B.A. in Communication
Studies from California State University, Northridge, where he minored
in Business Marketing.
President SoCal Jets, Inc.
decades working in aviation might slow anyone down, especially in this tough
economic environment. Yet with the energy and drive that has propelled Robert
to success in the past, he revamped SoCal Jets into becoming the premier
corporate aircraft maintenance facility at the Van Nuys Airport. Robert’s drive
for success, high energy level, and amiable persona encourages loyalty among
employees because Robert guides them to develop and grow to their utmost
potential. Clients have full confidence in Robert’s ability to get things done,
manage their aircraft’s needs with precision and detail, and communicate
effectively the progress of a work scope. He has an ability to negotiate with
those of contrasting perspectives: clients, employees, vendors, and investors.
Colleagues and customers alike always look to Robert to get on the same page:
that being of superior value, a strong work ethic, and open
the coach to a strong team, Robert builds a solid foundation of teamwork that
impresses the clients of SoCal Jets and encourages them to return for service
on their aircraft. Robert's knack for energizing and encouraging employee
career advancement provides a great place to work yielding enormous benefits
for the clients of SoCal Jets.