Meet Our Leadership Team

Gerald Gitner, Chairman

Gerry has served as Chairman and CEO of TWA, Chairman of Kitty Hawk, Inc., co-founder and President of People Express, President of Texas Air (Continental Airlines), Vice Chairman Pan Am World Airways, Chief Financial Officer of Pan American World Airlines, CEO of Pan Am World Services, and has served as director in over thirty publicly traded and privately owned corporations.

Steven Markhoff, Director, President & CEO

Steve has over 22 years executive experience in the airline industry having served in executive roles including, General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, President, and Vice President at airlines including: ValuJet, Mesa Air Group, Hawaiian Airlines, Kitty Hawk, Inc. and as a division VP at Caesars Entertainment. Most recently Steve led the FAA 121 certification of the first airline to be certificated under the FAA’s Safety Management System rules. Steve is also type rated in the Boeing 737 and holds Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructors certificates.

James Sturgis, Director

Jim recently retired from Southwest Airlines where he was a corporate officer in the maintenance and engineering departments. Prior to Southwest Jim was President and a founder of CAVOK a global aviation consulting firm acquired by Oliver Wyman, a division of Marsh & McLennan. Prior to Cavok, Jim served as Director of Operations for American Eagle