Chris Warton - President
Chris has spend all but 5 years of his career in corprate aviation. From the West coast, Pacific Northwest and eastern Canada.
Chris, wife Maria and two children moved to Dallas. After 17 years at Bombardier training, Chris moved to London to lead the CAE training centers in Europe and Asia.
Now back in Dallas since 2019, he is a Partner in Acquire Jets, a business aviation brokerage. Chris holds FAA Pilot type ratings in: Global Express, Challenger 604/605 and 300, Learjet 45, and 60XR. He is actively flying the Global when time permits.
Brent Schmenk - Vice President
Aviation Manager with over 25 years of domestic and international flight experience for global and regional companies. Background in leadership, crew management, safety, training program development, dispatch, flight instruction and policy/procedure implementation.
Adam Letts - Treasurer
Adam is the Aviation Manager in a flight department based at Dallas Love Field with over 20 years’ experience operating business aircraft in the 91, 91K, and 135 environments for both domestic and international theatres. Adam holds multiple type ratings in light, mid, and large cabin business aircraft as well as an A&P with IA and is an NBAA Certified Aviation Manager. Previous positions include Factory Demonstration Pilot, Aviation Manager for a publicly traded company in the restaurant industry, Director of Operations for a Fractional Aircraft Ownership Company, and Sr. Director for an Aircraft Management Company. Adam has lived in the DFW area for the past 7 years and has served on the board for the LFPA since 2014
Jason Pons - Love Field Airport Liaison
Jason Pons is the Manager of Operations at Business Jet Center FBO where he has served on their management team for over 20 years. As member of the board, Jason has severd in various roles including master of ceremonies at bi-monthly events. Jason also works directrly with various divisions of the Department of Aviation to promote relations, fellowship and communication with the Love Field flying community. He volunteers as a sofball coach In Wylie, TX and continues to serve as Chief of the White Buffalo Tribe as part of the Mighty Tatanka Nation (Father-Child Adventure Organization) where he served for over 4 years as Chaplain and Elder. Jason, his Wife Karri Ann, a teacher at Royse City Middle School, and daughter Lauren live in Lavon, Texas.
Lina Sabbah - Membership
Lina Sabbah graduate from the University of Kansas School of business with a bachelors in Marketing. She is a Dallas based Regional Sales Associate supporting new and preowned Beechcraft and Cessna sales.
Shelby Elkins - Events
Shelby Elkins has served as the Sales and Marketing Director at Aerosmith Aviation for the last 6 years. During her time at Aerosmith, Shelby has successfully managed over 300 interior and exterior refurbishment projects, involving a variety of different aircraft. Shelby’s involvement in several organizations outside of the office is a reflection of her passion and desire to learn more about the growing aviation industry.
Sean Lynch - Past President
Sean has 18 years of Finance, Customer Service, Aircraft Parts, Aircraft Consulting, and Aircraft Engine experience. Aviation has been in his family for three generations, starting with his Grandfather Marshall C. Britt who owned an Airport in Groton Massachusetts and helped train WWII Fighter Pilots. Sean is the Program Coordinator for the Engine Assurance Program.
Bob Chrampanis - Board Advisor-Past President
Bob Chrampanis is a former instructor pilot in the United States Air Force. Bob is the Chief Pilot and director of travel services at Richards Group in Dallas, TX, he has a long tenure with the agency and has even earned a conference room in his name. He has handled a multitude of agency operation initiatives. Bob is a leader in our industry and his business acumen is highly respected.
Jeff has managed many fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft through his career. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma Aviation flight school with studies in Business management with concentration in Aviation law and is a member of Alpha Eta Rho. and Pi Kappa Alpha. Jeff has spent 27 years at love field and loves Dallas. He holds certification in Aviation Safety from Stanford University, accredited IS-BAO Auditor and a NBAA Certified Aviation Manager. He has formally sat on many boards to include; Customer Advisory Board Gulfstream Aerospace, , President of LFPA board of Directors, Vice president of NTBAA,
NBAA FAR 125 Domestic Operations and Chairman of the DFW airspace redesign.