Leadership

Clay Lacy

Founder

Growing up in Wichita, Kansas—known as the air capital of the world—Clay Lacy began flying at age 12 and had 1,500 hours under his belt in January 1952 when he joined United Airlines as copil...

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Brian Kirkdoffer

President and CEO

Brian Kirkdoffer was fortunate to have our founder Clay Lacy as his flight instructor. Years later, in 1990, Brian joined Clay Lacy Aviation as a Learjet pilot and business development executive....

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Bradford Wright

Chief Financial Officer

Bradford’s financial and accounting management experience includes exceptional achievements in the distribution, service, manufacturing and Big Four public accounting industries. Before joinin...

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David G. Lamb

Chief Operating Officer

His executive career is highlighted by a host of achievements in the business aviation and aerospace industries. He joined Clay Lacy from Dassault Aircraft Services, where he was Vice President, ...

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Veriar Collins-Jenkins

Senior Vice President, Charter and Managed Services

Veriar oversees Clay Lacy’s aircraft management and jet charter customer service standards, ensuring industry-leading service to every client, every time. She also leads our Operational Control...

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Chris Hand

Senior Vice President, Northeast Region

Chris leads our Eastern U.S. operations, headquartered in Oxford, Connecticut, guiding the flight operations, maintenance, finance and aircraft management teams. During more than two decades in a...

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Scott Cutshall, CAM

Senior Vice President, Development and Sustainability

Scott leads strategic development activities and directs marketing and sustainability initiatives across Clay Lacy’s diverse line of business jet services. Scott also oversees operations at our...

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Justin Rosen

Senior Vice President, Business Operations & Strategy

Justin directs strategic initiatives and planning across our organization, with operating and financial responsibilities for the company’s aircraft management, charter, and FBO business lines. ...

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Joe Barber, CAM

Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations

Joe directs our company-wide strategic sales activities, providing consistent revenue for our aircraft management clients, and ensuring the continuing growth of our jet charter, aircraft manageme...

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Henry Thomas

Vice President, Aircraft Management

Henry brings a consultative, problem-solving approach to his work with aircraft owners, C-level executives, family offices and flight department personnel. His focus is on leveraging Clay Lacy’...

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Ken Webster, CAM

Director, Fleet Development and Integration

Ken works within our flight operations team to enhance safety and efficiency using new technologies and real-time data. He also helps first-time owners identify the right aircraft to purchase, an...

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Ann Holmes

Director, Aircraft Management

Ann has more than thirty years of experience in the business aviation industry. She brings to her role a profound understanding of the needs of aircraft owners, and the client service and executi...

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Anne Probst

Director, Aircraft Management

Anne provides expert insights and consistently superior service to our aircraft owners and their teams. She has extensive leadership, communication and negotiating skills, gained by managing comp...

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Jacob Vernezze

Director, Aircraft Management

Jacob is a trusted advisor to business jet owners who rely on his aviation expertise, financial acumen and proven ability to meet the exacting needs of individuals, family offices and leading cor...

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Brandi Muller

Director, Aircraft Management

Brandi ensures that each client enjoys a superior aircraft ownership experience, maximizing the value and enjoyment of their aircraft. Clients benefit from her wide-ranging knowledge of domestic ...

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Nicole LaVance

Director, Aircraft Management

Nicole brings a hands-on, client-focused approach to the management of every aircraft. She is a highly experienced resource for our aircraft owners in the areas of maintenance, operations, crew s...

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Mike Lewis

Director, Business Development

Mike delivers expert guidance to aircraft owners, flight departments, and first-time business jet buyers through an understanding of their ownership and operational objectives, while creating a p...

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Daniel Murphy

Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

Daniel leads our team of finance and accounting professionals, delivering comprehensive accounting, reporting and analysis for our clients on the performance of their aircraft. He spearheads init...

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Dondi Pangalangan

Vice President, Flight Operations & Safety

Dondi is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to Clay Lacy’s flight operations, control center functions, inflight services, and safety, security and regulatory compliance. He work...

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Steve Higgins

Chief Pilot

Steve oversees and directs the recruitment, training and mentoring of our nationwide team of pilots. Steve also manages compliance with Operational Procedures and our Safety Management System (...

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Valerie Kracht

Director, InFlight Services

Valerie leads our InFlight Services team responsible for designing and delivering an extraordinary experience onboard our aircraft for each and every passenger. The InFlight team comprises highly...

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Daniel Harris

Senior Director, Business Development

Daniel leads our talented group of aviation travel experts, delivering guidance, superior service and tailored solutions to meet the diverse flying needs of our corporate and private charter clie...

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Ed Mirzakhanian

Senior Vice President, Product Support & Van Nuys FBO

Ed provides strategic direction for our entire suite of product support services, including Clay Lacy’s Van Nuys FBO, FAA Part 145 repair stations, mobile response teams and all maintenance, re...

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David R. Anderson

Vice President, Maintenance

David Anderson serves as Director of Maintenance for Clay Lacy's Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate. An employee since 1987, David's knowledge, work ethic and abilities have positioned him as a hig...

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Richard Weishner

Maintenance Manager, Oxford, CT | FAA 145 Repair Station

Richard leads the team of factory-trained maintenance technicians at our FAA Part 145 Repair Station at Waterbury-Oxford Airport. Working closely with corporate flight department managers, direct...

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Ned Zolota

OEM/Embraer Project Manager

Ned leads Clay Lacy’s OEM fleet programs, including our Embraer Authorized Service Centers and Pratt and Whitney engine programs. With years of in-depth experience, he is an acknowledged expert...

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Pat Conroy

Director of Service Sales

Pat is responsible for maintenance, avionics, interior and parts sales. He is the main point of contact for all retail and transient maintenance customer service, and assists with business develo...

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Eddy Diaz

Avionics Manager

Eddy ensures that clients receive superior quality and service on every inspection, repair, installation or alteration of their avionics, cabin management and entertainment systems. He has decade...

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Hector Torres

Modifications Manager

Hector leads interiors, avionics and paint modifications teams at our Van Nuys Airport FAA Part 145 Repair Station. He works closely with each client’s team and with our department managers to ...

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Dan Tuinstra

Purchasing Manager

Daniel manages inventory and purchasing for our aircraft maintenance department, including our $3.4 million onsite parts rotables inventory with 6,000 line items and over 55,000 parts. He has mor...

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