Clay Lacy


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

With over 10,000 hours of flight experience as a captain in Learjet and Gulfstream aircraft to more than 75 countries around the globe, and holder of four world aeronautical speed records, Brian ...

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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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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

Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Scott leads business development activities, directs the marketing and communications strategy, and manages new market development for Clay Lacy Aviation’s diverse line of business jet services...

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Justin Rosen

Vice President, Aircraft Management & Business Strategy

Justin leads our aircraft management team and guides our strategic initiatives that create greater value for our clients, drive continuous improvement in service offerings, and position Clay Lacy...

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Joe Barber, CAM

Vice President of Fleet Development

Joe brings a consultative, problem-solving approach to his position as Vice President of Fleet Development. He works closely with aircraft owners, C-level executives, family offices, and flight d...

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Henry Thomas

Director Aircraft Management

Henry Thomas has more than a decade of business aviation experience, and wide-ranging knowledge of aircraft management and operations. Clients rely on the uncompromising professio...

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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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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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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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Mark Herzog

Director Aircraft Management

Mark has exceptional expertise in aircraft management, flight operations, and client services. He ensures every aircraft owner receive maximum value, comprehensive safety, superior maintenance an...

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Ken Webster

Director Business Development

Ken works with aircraft owners, C-level executives, family offices, and flight department personnel to increase efficiency and improve the safety of their flight operation. In addition, he assist...

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Daniel Murphy

Director of 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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Veriar Collins-Jenkins

Vice President, Charter and Managed Services

Veriar has more than three decades of wide-ranging experience, deep industry knowledge, and exceptional management and client service skills. Among her vital responsibilities, she ensures the smo...

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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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Tony Kvassay

Director Of Operations

Joining Clay Lacy as Director of Operations in 1990, Tony boasts more than 25 years of experience in corporate flight department and charter operations. He holds an ATP certificate with Learjet t...

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Daniel Harris

Regional Sales Manager

Daniel is a key member of our charter sales team, working closely with corporate flight departments and charter clients throughout Southern California. His consultative approach delivers unsurpas...

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Valerie Kracht

Director of 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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Steven Lee

Vice President, FBO Services

Steve leads our award-winning FBO Services team, from day-to-day operations to strategic growth initiatives, government and community relations and the continual development and professional trai...

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Ed Mirzakhanian

Vice President, Maintenance and Business Development

Ed Mirzakhanian directs our company’s maintenance, repair and overhaul services across all locations, with a focus on exceeding customer expectations. He is also responsible for expanding these...

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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, KOXC 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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