Next Meeting Thursday, November 21, 2019 Capitol City Club, Downtown

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Steven Boecker, Sales Executive Delta TechOps MRO Services

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CELEBRATING35 YEARS: 1984 - 2019

The Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta was founded in 1984 by Lockheed Aircraft Company executives and local business people to serve the aviation community.

Meet Our November 21, 2019 Speaker: Steven Boecker, Sales Executive, Delta TechOps MRO Services.

Steven Boecker is a 30+ year veteran of the commercial aviation industry. Current serving as Sales Executive for Delta TechOps / MRO Services at Delta Air Lines, Steve graduated from The Citadel in 1984 with a BS degree in Business Administration and subsequently graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a MS degree in Aviation Management in 1986. Upon graduation from The Citadel, Steve was commissioned as an officer in the US Army Reserve in the Transportation Corps with a specialty in Air Mobility. Steve would serve in the Army Reserve for ten years having participated in numerous multi-national campaigns.

Steve’s career has spanned a wide spectrum within the commercial aviation industry. He has demonstrated a proven track record of increasing levels of responsibility within the airline operations, MRO sales / sales management and OEM sales / sales management sectors of the industry.

Commencing his professional career in 1986 at the former Presidential Airways, based at Washington-Dulles International Airport and then moving onto FedEx Express in 1989, his various management positions in airport system operations provided a solid foundation of hands-on experience for his career in commercial aviation.

Steve further enhanced his career during his 7 year tenure at Pemco World Air Services, having culminated his role there as Director of European Sales based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Steve then subsequently served over 17 years at Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines and International Aero Engines. During his time at PW and IAE, Steve served in numerous sales management capacities, including, Director of Aftermarket Sales for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Russia, based in Paris, France; and Director-Sales, Leasing Markets, based in Hartford, Connecticut.

Steve served two, two-year terms as a member of the ISTAT Appraisers - International Board of Governors (as a non-Appraiser). Steve is likewise serving in his 11th year as a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Business in Daytona Beach, Florida. Steve is a licensed pilot with an ASEL rating and an Eagle Scout.

From Our September 20, 2019 Meeting: Todd Simmons, President, Customer Experience, Cirrus Aircraft.

We viewed the Cirrus Jet and SR-22 Aircraft on Static Display at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant at PDK!

Todd Simmons is President of Customer Experience at Cirrus Aircraft. He is responsible for leading all Customer Experience activities at Cirrus Aircraft including sales, marketing, personalization, delivery, service and support, flight training, flight operations and the opening of the Vision Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Todd joined Cirrus in early 2008 as vice president of marketing and during his tenure has led a number of innovative growth initiatives aimed at both the current owner community and penetration into new segments. In spite of challenging overall economic conditions in recent years, in that time the SR22 has continued to be the best-selling airplane in its class and worldwide market share has reached an all-time high

With more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and business leadership, Todd has held positions in marketing development, international marketing communications, revenue management and sales team leadership at a range of companies from boutique businesses to Fortune 500 firms. His recent aviation experience includes work at Delta Air Lines and at CubCrafters where he led sales and marketing efforts and later presided over the company.

An active pilot, Todd holds a Bachelor of Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

The EPPS Award for Outstanding Aviation Achievement was Presented to Major General George Harrison, USAF (Retired).

George Harrison retired as Associate Director, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia in 2016. Before his retirement from the U.S. Air Force in July 1997 as a Major General, he was Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. George began his Air Force career as an F-4 pilot at MacDill AFB, Florida in 1963. Since then, he has flown combat in Republic of Vietnam (RVN), Iraq and Bosnia. He commanded the 4485th Test Squadron, the 479th Tactical Training Wing, the USAF Air Warfare Center, Joint Task Force Southwest Asia and served as the Director of Operations for U.S. Air Forces in Europe.

The EPPS Award for Outstanding Aviation Achievement is given in the name of Pat Epps, a Georgia Tech alumnus, and his family who have made such a positive impact on aviation in the Atlanta Area. Ben Epps, Pat’s father, flew a powered aircraft of his own design at Athens, Georgia in 1907, just three years after the Wright Brothers’ first successful powered flight.

Thank you, Mr. Epps, for making this honor possible!

About the Atlanta Aero Club

The Atlanta Aero Club is dedicated to providing a forum for matters affecting aviation in the Atlanta area, both commercial and general; recognizing and awarding those making the greatest contribution to furthering aviation in the Atlanta area; communicating and disseminating information affecting aviation; and promoting all aviation and recognizing its importance to the metropolitan area and to the State of Georgia.

Please take a few moments to browse the site and see what the Aero Club has to offer. If you would like to attend one of our great events, keep an eye out to the right in the Upcoming Events section for information.

Individual Memberships are only $55 a year. Business memberships are $250 per year and allow up to 10 named individuals. Support the Atlanta Aviation Industry by joining or renewing now!

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Next Aero Club Event

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Steven Boecker, Sales Executive, Delta TechOps MRO Services at the Capitol City Club, Downtown. Events are subject to change due to speakers' schedule.

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Air Harbor LZU

Air Harbor, Inc. at LZU is an exclusive facility that leases secure individual storage hangers for small aircraft. It is owned and operated by fellow pilots who understand and appreciate better than anyone, the required care necessary to protecting and preserving our aircraft investments.

CLICK to VIEW the AIR HARBOR VIDEO!

2018 EPPS Award Winner

Congratulations, Daniel J. Christman!

The Atlanta Aero Club, a Chapter of the National Aeronautic Association will present Daniel J. Christman, President of Aero Atlanta Flight Center, with the 2018 Annual Epps Award for outstanding achievement and contributions to the Aviation Community in Georgia and the Southeast region. Pat Epps will present the award at the Atlanta Aero Club’s luncheon, March 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Epps Award is given to an individual, Company, or Government agency, determined to have made significant contributions to the aviation community.

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