Leadership

Clay Lacy

Founder and Chairman

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

Senior Vice President, Business Operations

David leads Clay Lacy’s strategic business development initiatives across our suite of business aviation services. His executive career is highlighted by a host of achievements in the business ...

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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

Vice President, Brand Development

Scott directs the marketing and communications strategy for Clay Lacy Aviation’s diverse line of private jet services. Scott is a third-generation pilot with in-depth expertise across a wide sp...

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Ryan Nyssen

Director of Safety

Ryan is an accomplished commercial pilot offering 10 years of international experience in the aviation safety field with a specific emphasis on training, education and Safety Management System (S...

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Chris Broyhill

Senior Vice President of Strategic Development

Chris leads key strategic initiatives that will further Clay Lacy Aviation’s leadership in business aircraft management services for corporate flight departments and individual owners. His proj...

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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

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 private jet owners, C-level executives, family offices as well ...

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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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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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Daniel Murphy

Senior Fleet Analyst

Daniel provides accurate and actionable financial data for our diverse and growing fleet of business jet aircraft, and helps ensure our management clients receive prompt, precise and transparent ...

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Brad Wollen

Vice President, Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions

Upon his return from Vietnam, Brad earned a BS in aviation management from Parson College. After graduation, Brad stayed on at the college for a year as chief flight instructor, running the fligh...

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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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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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Julie Necessary

Vice President of Client Relations

Julie leads a talented team focused on continuously improving the client experience across all our service areas. Joining Clay Lacy in 1990 in business development and project management, Julie's...

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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

General Manager - Van Nuys Airport

Steve oversees every aspect of our award-winning Van Nuys FBO facility, from day-to-day activities to strategic growth initiatives, government and community relations and the continual developmen...

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Suzy Duque

Customer Service Manager - Van Nuys Airport

Suzy leads the award-winning client services team at our Van Nuys Airport FBO in Los Angeles. Suzy has over 10 years of customer engagement experience working with corporate and private clients a...

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Chuck Kegley

General Manager - Seattle Boeing Field

During his successful career, Chuck has held key positions at fixed-base operations in four western states. Before joining the Clay Lacy team, he worked for 14 years at Seattle-based Galvin Flyin...

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Eric Schneider

Assistant General Manager - Seattle Boeing Field

With three decades of aviation experience and relationships around the world, Eric has led our team in Seattle to consistently rank as the #1 FBO in the Pacific Northwest. Eric joined our Seattle...

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Nafin Eyoub

Director of Business Development / Senior Charter Coordinator - Seattle Boeing Field

Nafin plays a key management role at our full-service operations center at Boeing Field in Seattle. She works closely with new and current clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, helping them t...

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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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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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Malcolm MacKenzie

Operations Manager, Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Malcolm oversees maintenance operations at our Oxford Airport facility in Connecticut. His 30 plus years of aviation experience, management skills, professional SMS training and commitment to cli...

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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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