Joe Barber, CAM

Chief Commercial Officer

Joe directs the strategic marketing and sales initiatives across Clay Lacy’s aircraft management, jet charter, maintenance and FBO business units. With over 10 years at the company, his range of knowledge comes from a grass-roots career, having worked in many facets of the business, including charter sales, aircraft management, and most recently Senior VP of Commercial Operations.

Joe began his aviation career in 2004 as an intern at an aircraft management and charter company, and credits his excellent mentors for his continuous learning opportunities and career trajectory. Joe is a committed business aviation professional, dedicated not only to improving Clay Lacy’s product and service offerings and the legendary aviation experience, but excelling the industry through his contributions. He’s an NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM), and was named to NBAA’s inaugural class of “Top 40 Under 40” in 2018. He holds an MBA from California Lutheran University and a B.S. in communications from California State University at Northridge.


  • Chair to the NBAA’s Business Aviation Management Committee, producing the NBAA Management Guide, and the NBAA Leadership Conference.
  • Southern California Aviation Association Board Member