Our Leadership

Airlink’s Board of Trustees, Governors Council, and Ambassadors are an expansive group of volunteers lending their expertise to the organization. Their experience and advocacy helps Airlink increase its capacity to serve humanitarian organizations and positively impact communities recovering from crisis.

Board of Trustees

James Hnat

Chair, Airlink Board of Trustees

Robyn Mandel

Secretary, Airlink Board of Trustees
Founder, Law Office of Robyn Mandel

Todd Freeman

Treasurer, Airlink
Special Advisor, Nordic Aviation Capital

Robert Brown

Founder and Immediate Past Chair, Airlink Board of Trustees
CEO, Vmo Aircraft Leasing

Pat Dowling

President and CEO, Seabury Corporate Finance and Senior Managing Director, Seabury Capital

George Fenton

Chief Executive and Co-Founder of the Humanitarian Logistics Association

Nicole Huque

Managing Director, Krauthamer & Associates

Ken Gazzola

President, Four Stars Aviation

Mary Ellen Jones

Vice President – Asia-Pacific Sales,
Pratt & Whitney

Niklas Lund

Director, Rockton

Mark Packard

Executive Director – Equipment Finance -JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Steve Rimmer

CEO, Altavair

Tom Ruth

President and CEO, Edmonton Airports

Jennifer Villa

Executive Director & Group Head, Ashland Place Finance LLC

Lars Winkelbauer

Aviation Executive

Governors Council

Peter Davies

Governors Council Chair
CEO, Airline Management Group

Enrique Beltranena

President and CEO,
Volaris

Alec Burger

Former CEO, GECAS

Chris Cholerton

President – Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce

Robert Crandall

Former President and Chairman
American Airlines

John Dietrich

President and CEO,
Atlas Air Worldwide

Christina Foerster

Executive Board Member,
Lufthansa Group

Robin Hayes

CEO, JetBlue Airways

Pedro Heilbron

CEO, Copa Airlines

Peter Ingram

President and CEO, Hawaiian Airlines

Ben Minicucci

President & Chief Executive Officer, Alaska Airlines

Oscar Munoz

Former CEO, United Airlines

Doug Parker

Chairman and Former CEO, American Airlines

John Slattery

Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, GE Aviation

Andre Viljoen

CEO and Managing Director, Fiji Airways

Ambassadors

Robyn Mandel

Board Member Lead, Ambassador Program
Founder, Law Office of Robyn Mandel

Sarah Aoun

Head of Aircraft Investors -Capital Markets, Airbus

Julian Balaam

Board Member Emeritus
Director, Skytech-AIC

Helane Becker

Managing Director, Industrials; Consumer -Airlines, Airfreight & Aircraft Leasing, Cowen

Toby Bright

Operating Partner and Principal, ITE Management

Virginia Connolly

Former Senior VP and Strategic Marketing Leader, GECAS

Mehtap Cevher Conti

Partner, Hogan Lovells

Chris Dailey

President & Chief Commercial Officer, Jackson Square Aviation

Joe Dunne

Executive Director, Boeing Global Services – Commercial

Simon Goodson

CEO, AerFin Limited

Peter Harbison

Chairman Emeritus, CAPA Centre for Aviation

Alan Hedge

Principal at Hedge & Associates Aviation Consulting

JJ Hornblass

President and CEO, Royal Media

Barry Humphreys

Board Member Emeritus
Former Director, Virgin Atlantic

Michael Inglese

Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Board Aircastle Limited

Joey Johnsen

CEO, Zeevo Group LLC

Todd Kallman

Board Member Emeritus
President, TK Advisory Services

Ben Leon

Founder, Bravo Lima

C.J. Lorio

President, Petrus Aviation

Tim Lynes

Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Mari Mesri

Airline Marketing Director, Airbus

John McMahon

Managing Director, M.J.McMahon & Company Ltd.

William McNulty

Board Member Emeritus
Cofounder, Team Rubicon

Jane Middleton

Managing Director,
Authentic Travel Company
Former Chairman, British Air Transport Association

Meghan Montana

Vice President and Treasurer, American Airlines

John Mowry

Managing Director, Alton Aviation Consultancy

Michael Mulitz

Partner (Retired) at Arnold & Porter LLP

Jose Mateo Naguiat

First Officer, JetBlue Airways

Rose Neale

Assistant General Counsel,
Sun Country Airlines

Tetsuya "Ted" Nozaki

Board Member Emeritus
Managing Director, Asahi Aviation

Mike Platt

CEO, Lease Corporation International

Michael Rettig

Executive Director and Cofounder, LIFT
Board Member Emeritus

Murrae Ross-Eskell

Managing Director, Horizon Executive Search

Brian Rynott

Senior Vice President Marketing, Americas, ALTAVAIR L.P.

Lisa J. Savitt

Partner, The Axelrod Firm, P.C.

Mylène Scholnick

Board Member Emeritus
Principal, Amazon

Joe Schreiner

Executive Vice President, Aircastle Limited

Michael Steen

Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide

Susan Thompson

Partner and Head of Aviation Practice, Odgers Berndtson

David Tokoph

President & CEO, mba Aviation

Joël Wagner

Analysis and Marketing, Skytech-AIC

Andrea Wilson

Vice President of Insurance, BOC Aviation