Chris Hand

President, Northeast Region

Chris leads business development for Clay Lacy’s Regional Operations Center, headquartered in Oxford, Connecticut, expanding the company’s legendary business jet services to owners and operators in the Northeastern U.S. During more than two decades in aviation he has served clients ranging from Fortune 500 flight departments to the world’s most prominent individuals. Prior to joining Clay Lacy in 2016, Chris was president and director of operations at a leading charter and management company with a 30-year history, and director of operations at an air freight operator. He has also owned and operated his own aviation businesses, including aircraft leasing and owner/operator airshows

Chris has 12,000 hours in more than 90 aircraft models, and is typed rated in Gulfstream G650, Global Express, Falcon 2000, Falcon 50 and several other aircraft. He holds an ATP Multi-Engine Land and Sea Certification and is a certified flight instructor. As an FAA designated pilot examiner for multi-engine and seaplanes, Chris’ passion to mentor and certify young professional pilots exudes, while also contributing to the nationwide training system for future aviators. Chris graduated from the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota with a BS in Aeronautical Studies.