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We are a team of business aviation experts.

The team at VanAllen is comprised of individuals who have devoted their careers to all aspects of the business aviation industry. Collectively, they operate to provide unparalleled insights with integrity.

We are committed to the success of our clients and work to build strong, lasting relationships.

Jeff Agur

Chief Executive Officer

Colby McDowell

Managing Director

Don Henderson

Managing Director

Caycee Bradley

Managing Director

Peter Zeeb

Managing Director

Jena Mattison

Program Manager

Sue Vandiver

Office Administrator

Pete Agur

Chairman and Founder

Sam McMillan

Business Analyst

Andy Mawdsley

Director

Jeff Agur

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Agur

Chief Executive Officer

Along with his leadership role, Jeff Agur spearheads projects such as strategic fleet planning, aircraft selection and acquisitions. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and completed his Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) at Georgia State University. Jeff served as the Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA), was the Chair of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Access Committee, is currently a member of the NBAA’s Tax Committee, as well as a member of the National Aircraft Finance Association. Prior to joining VanAllen in 2003, Jeff had a successful career in engineering and manufacturing. His analytical, management, and problem-solving skills continue to be the foundation of his work with VanAllen’s clients. He is also a private pilot and guest speaker on many aviation-related topics across the country.

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VanAllen Insights

Podcast – NBAA Flight Plan

Listen as Jeff Agur, VanAllen CEO and Lori McGee, partner, Jetstream Aviation Law speak with NBAA about important aircraft transaction considerations. With business aircraft inventory at all-time lows, some buyers may feel pressured to cut corners in transactions. Don’t take shortcuts with your pre-purchase inspection, say two experts – that part of the transaction is critical in ensuring no unpleasant surprises await.

20:04 min

VanAllen Insights

Podcast – Reduce Financial Risk

Jeff Agur and Don Henderson spoke with Gil Wolin of Business Aviation Advisor Magazine about minimizing the financial risks of your aviation department. Jeff and Don talk about the equations that work best to create value, increase revenues and reduce financial risks.

47:16 min

VanAllen Insights

Business Aviation 101

What is Business Aviation? What does it mean to “fly private” and who’s doing it? VanAllen CEO Jeff Agur helps break down the basics with Managing Directors Colby McDowell and Don Henderson in less than ten minutes! Find out if on-demand travel is the right fit for you or your organization by learning about different types of ownership, aircraft and reasons people chose to fly private. Current trends in the industry and special considerations regarding how on-demand travel can fit your needs are discussed.

8:03 min

VanAllen Insights

Aviation Fleet Planning

During this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss the importance of a well-timed Aviation Fleet Plan. Jeff and Colby address the basics of Aviation Fleet Planning, who should be involved, when to conduct an Aviation Fleet Plan and common pitfalls during the process. For more information, visit vanallen.com…

9:08 min

VanAllen Insights

Buying Aircraft

In this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss Buying Aircraft. Together they break down the details of what a prospective buyer should know when it comes to ownership, the market and making important decisions. Contact us to discuss your needs vanallen.com…

10:44 min

Colby McDowell

Managing Director

Colby McDowell

Managing Director

Colby McDowell is primarily responsible for strategic solutions consulting, aircraft selection, contract negotiation, and simplifying the process of aircraft acquisition projects.  Prior to joining VanAllen in 2016, Colby held senior sales roles with fractional providers Flight Options and Citation Shares. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Business Development at FlightWorks, Inc. leading Corporate Charter Sales, Owner Services and Marketing departments. Colby completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation/Airway Management at Auburn University. He is a member of Georgia Business Aviation Association, Greater Washington Business Aviation Association, and National Business Aviation Association. Colby also serves on the National Air Transportation Association’s Aircraft Management working group.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Giving Thanks in 2022

This year in lieu of mailing greetings, we’ve partnered with two incredible organizations that are inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts – Challenge Air For Kids & Friends and The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP).

1 min

VanAllen Insights

Professional Development

Leadership is key to running a successful Aviation Team and Don Henderson can speak to this from his personal experience as a pilot and from years of experience working with Aviation Teams to strenthen their organizations. In this video, Don speaks specifically about some of the challenges Aviation Leaders face and how individuals can overcome these obstacles. Professional Development is a fantastic way for Directors of Aviation to grow in their skills and Don highlights some of the pros as well as where to find the best resources.

6:42 min

VanAllen Insights

Maintenance Service Plans

Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell discuss aricraft Maintenance Service Plans in our latest video. Peter addresses the advantages of having a plan in place – especially for resale, risk mitigation, predictability and financing. Selecting the best options for your plan requires research to determine what is the best fit for your operation.

7:47 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Skills and Strategies for Hiring

Don Henderson of VanAllen and Roman Sheremeta discuss the importance of negotiating as it applies to staffing your aviation department. Sheremeta discusses how successful negotiating can reveal what really appeals to a person and how you can best match your needs to the best candidate. This topic, along with important discussions in Critical Thinking, Strategic Decision Making and Communication will all be addressed in an upcoming, week-long, in-person class.

2:14 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Finding your Style

VanAllen has partnered with Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University to present a week-long, in-person class this April. The sessions are tailored to Aviation Leaders, and will focus on building skills in critical thinking, strategic decision making, and negotiating. In this video, one of the session instructors, Roman Sheremeta, Phd discusses how negotiating will be examined by placing participants in real-life scenarios, challenging them to try new techniques and addressing behavorial biases.

2:17 min

Don Henderson

Managing Director

Don Henderson

Managing Director

Don Henderson is responsible for consulting activities ranging from the C-Suite to the hangar floor. As a practitioner, he spent 25 years with KeyCorp; his roles included Captain, Training Captain, Chief Pilot, and the Director of Aviation. He is a former Chairman of the NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee and  NBAA’s Professional Development Program Approval Committee.  He is currently a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Don holds an EMBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, is a former Certified IS-BAO auditor, and teaches interpersonal communication classes. He is also a certified administrator for the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Hogan Development Survey (HDS), and the Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) assessments with advanced interpretation.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Giving Thanks in 2022

This year in lieu of mailing greetings, we’ve partnered with two incredible organizations that are inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts – Challenge Air For Kids & Friends and The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP).

1 min

VanAllen Insights

Professional Development

Leadership is key to running a successful Aviation Team and Don Henderson can speak to this from his personal experience as a pilot and from years of experience working with Aviation Teams to strenthen their organizations. In this video, Don speaks specifically about some of the challenges Aviation Leaders face and how individuals can overcome these obstacles. Professional Development is a fantastic way for Directors of Aviation to grow in their skills and Don highlights some of the pros as well as where to find the best resources.

6:42 min

VanAllen Insights

Maintenance Service Plans

Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell discuss aricraft Maintenance Service Plans in our latest video. Peter addresses the advantages of having a plan in place – especially for resale, risk mitigation, predictability and financing. Selecting the best options for your plan requires research to determine what is the best fit for your operation.

7:47 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Skills and Strategies for Hiring

Don Henderson of VanAllen and Roman Sheremeta discuss the importance of negotiating as it applies to staffing your aviation department. Sheremeta discusses how successful negotiating can reveal what really appeals to a person and how you can best match your needs to the best candidate. This topic, along with important discussions in Critical Thinking, Strategic Decision Making and Communication will all be addressed in an upcoming, week-long, in-person class.

2:14 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Finding your Style

VanAllen has partnered with Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University to present a week-long, in-person class this April. The sessions are tailored to Aviation Leaders, and will focus on building skills in critical thinking, strategic decision making, and negotiating. In this video, one of the session instructors, Roman Sheremeta, Phd discusses how negotiating will be examined by placing participants in real-life scenarios, challenging them to try new techniques and addressing behavorial biases.

2:17 min

Caycee Bradley

Managing Director

Caycee Bradley

Managing Director

Caycee Bradley joined VanAllen in 2014 as Managing Director of Business Services. She is responsible for ensuring operations are conducted efficiently and effectively for our team and our clients. In addition, Caycee supports client projects by offering analytical and human resource expertise. Caycee is a Certified Birkman Consultant and provides insight for Aviation Leadership and team building. Caycee’s extensive background includes human resources, team building, and standard operating procedure design. She attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate degree and received her Masters’ degree from Vanderbilt University.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Giving Thanks in 2022

This year in lieu of mailing greetings, we’ve partnered with two incredible organizations that are inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts – Challenge Air For Kids & Friends and The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP).

1 min

VanAllen Insights

Professional Development

Leadership is key to running a successful Aviation Team and Don Henderson can speak to this from his personal experience as a pilot and from years of experience working with Aviation Teams to strenthen their organizations. In this video, Don speaks specifically about some of the challenges Aviation Leaders face and how individuals can overcome these obstacles. Professional Development is a fantastic way for Directors of Aviation to grow in their skills and Don highlights some of the pros as well as where to find the best resources.

6:42 min

VanAllen Insights

Maintenance Service Plans

Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell discuss aricraft Maintenance Service Plans in our latest video. Peter addresses the advantages of having a plan in place – especially for resale, risk mitigation, predictability and financing. Selecting the best options for your plan requires research to determine what is the best fit for your operation.

7:47 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Skills and Strategies for Hiring

Don Henderson of VanAllen and Roman Sheremeta discuss the importance of negotiating as it applies to staffing your aviation department. Sheremeta discusses how successful negotiating can reveal what really appeals to a person and how you can best match your needs to the best candidate. This topic, along with important discussions in Critical Thinking, Strategic Decision Making and Communication will all be addressed in an upcoming, week-long, in-person class.

2:14 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Finding your Style

VanAllen has partnered with Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University to present a week-long, in-person class this April. The sessions are tailored to Aviation Leaders, and will focus on building skills in critical thinking, strategic decision making, and negotiating. In this video, one of the session instructors, Roman Sheremeta, Phd discusses how negotiating will be examined by placing participants in real-life scenarios, challenging them to try new techniques and addressing behavorial biases.

2:17 min

Peter Zeeb

Managing Director

Peter Zeeb

Managing Director

Peter Zeeb’s proven expertise allows him to lead a wide variety of managerial, technical, and operational projects for our clients. Prior to joining VanAllen, Peter managed the maintenance for both Fortune 100 and high net worth individuals’ fleets for 33 years. He served on Gulfstream’s Customer Advisory Board, as well as their Advanced Technology Committee.  He has been a board member for both Dassault and Cessna maintenance committees, and is the former chairman of the AMT Society. Peter currently is the Chairman of the Honeywell Global Customer Committee. Among other accolades, Peter was awarded the AMT of the year for the Eastern Region of the FAA. Peter earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Maintenance Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Florida, and holds both an I/A and A&P licenses.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Giving Thanks in 2022

This year in lieu of mailing greetings, we’ve partnered with two incredible organizations that are inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts – Challenge Air For Kids & Friends and The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP).

1 min

VanAllen Insights

Professional Development

Leadership is key to running a successful Aviation Team and Don Henderson can speak to this from his personal experience as a pilot and from years of experience working with Aviation Teams to strenthen their organizations. In this video, Don speaks specifically about some of the challenges Aviation Leaders face and how individuals can overcome these obstacles. Professional Development is a fantastic way for Directors of Aviation to grow in their skills and Don highlights some of the pros as well as where to find the best resources.

6:42 min

VanAllen Insights

Maintenance Service Plans

Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell discuss aricraft Maintenance Service Plans in our latest video. Peter addresses the advantages of having a plan in place – especially for resale, risk mitigation, predictability and financing. Selecting the best options for your plan requires research to determine what is the best fit for your operation.

7:47 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Skills and Strategies for Hiring

Don Henderson of VanAllen and Roman Sheremeta discuss the importance of negotiating as it applies to staffing your aviation department. Sheremeta discusses how successful negotiating can reveal what really appeals to a person and how you can best match your needs to the best candidate. This topic, along with important discussions in Critical Thinking, Strategic Decision Making and Communication will all be addressed in an upcoming, week-long, in-person class.

2:14 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Finding your Style

VanAllen has partnered with Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University to present a week-long, in-person class this April. The sessions are tailored to Aviation Leaders, and will focus on building skills in critical thinking, strategic decision making, and negotiating. In this video, one of the session instructors, Roman Sheremeta, Phd discusses how negotiating will be examined by placing participants in real-life scenarios, challenging them to try new techniques and addressing behavorial biases.

2:17 min

Jena Mattison

Program Manager

Jena Mattison

Program Manager

Jena Mattison joined the VanAllen team in 2018 and serves as Program Manager. She coordinates internal projects and events from concept to completion and supports Business Services. Jena also provides Managing Directors with assistance, including Leader Search candidate communications and scheduling. Jena built her career in one of the world’s largest advertising agencies in Chicago and New York. Her prior experience in creative marketing roles gives her a unique perspective on all projects. She earned a Bachelor of Business degree in Advertising from Ferris State University.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Giving Thanks in 2022

This year in lieu of mailing greetings, we’ve partnered with two incredible organizations that are inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts – Challenge Air For Kids & Friends and The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP).

1 min

VanAllen Insights

Professional Development

Leadership is key to running a successful Aviation Team and Don Henderson can speak to this from his personal experience as a pilot and from years of experience working with Aviation Teams to strenthen their organizations. In this video, Don speaks specifically about some of the challenges Aviation Leaders face and how individuals can overcome these obstacles. Professional Development is a fantastic way for Directors of Aviation to grow in their skills and Don highlights some of the pros as well as where to find the best resources.

6:42 min

VanAllen Insights

Maintenance Service Plans

Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell discuss aricraft Maintenance Service Plans in our latest video. Peter addresses the advantages of having a plan in place – especially for resale, risk mitigation, predictability and financing. Selecting the best options for your plan requires research to determine what is the best fit for your operation.

7:47 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Skills and Strategies for Hiring

Don Henderson of VanAllen and Roman Sheremeta discuss the importance of negotiating as it applies to staffing your aviation department. Sheremeta discusses how successful negotiating can reveal what really appeals to a person and how you can best match your needs to the best candidate. This topic, along with important discussions in Critical Thinking, Strategic Decision Making and Communication will all be addressed in an upcoming, week-long, in-person class.

2:14 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Finding your Style

VanAllen has partnered with Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University to present a week-long, in-person class this April. The sessions are tailored to Aviation Leaders, and will focus on building skills in critical thinking, strategic decision making, and negotiating. In this video, one of the session instructors, Roman Sheremeta, Phd discusses how negotiating will be examined by placing participants in real-life scenarios, challenging them to try new techniques and addressing behavorial biases.

2:17 min

Sue Vandiver

Office Administrator

Sue Vandiver

Office Administrator

Sue Vandiver joined the VanAllen team in 2021 as our Office Administrator and brings over 20 years of valuable experience in office administration. She possesses a strong dedication to maintaining effective workflow processes and supporting consultant and client needs. Sue worked with the Atlanta Braves for most of her career, gaining experience in sports administration, marketing, sponsorship, events, broadcasting and public relations. Her unique background in the sports industry, non-profit and private sectors helps support all aspects of Business Services.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Giving Thanks in 2022

This year in lieu of mailing greetings, we’ve partnered with two incredible organizations that are inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts – Challenge Air For Kids & Friends and The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP).

1 min

VanAllen Insights

Professional Development

Leadership is key to running a successful Aviation Team and Don Henderson can speak to this from his personal experience as a pilot and from years of experience working with Aviation Teams to strenthen their organizations. In this video, Don speaks specifically about some of the challenges Aviation Leaders face and how individuals can overcome these obstacles. Professional Development is a fantastic way for Directors of Aviation to grow in their skills and Don highlights some of the pros as well as where to find the best resources.

6:42 min

VanAllen Insights

Maintenance Service Plans

Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell discuss aricraft Maintenance Service Plans in our latest video. Peter addresses the advantages of having a plan in place – especially for resale, risk mitigation, predictability and financing. Selecting the best options for your plan requires research to determine what is the best fit for your operation.

7:47 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Skills and Strategies for Hiring

Don Henderson of VanAllen and Roman Sheremeta discuss the importance of negotiating as it applies to staffing your aviation department. Sheremeta discusses how successful negotiating can reveal what really appeals to a person and how you can best match your needs to the best candidate. This topic, along with important discussions in Critical Thinking, Strategic Decision Making and Communication will all be addressed in an upcoming, week-long, in-person class.

2:14 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Finding your Style

VanAllen has partnered with Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University to present a week-long, in-person class this April. The sessions are tailored to Aviation Leaders, and will focus on building skills in critical thinking, strategic decision making, and negotiating. In this video, one of the session instructors, Roman Sheremeta, Phd discusses how negotiating will be examined by placing participants in real-life scenarios, challenging them to try new techniques and addressing behavorial biases.

2:17 min

Pete Agur

Chairman and Founder

Pete Agur

Chairman and Founder

Pete Agur founded VanAllen in 1993, following a consulting career at Mescon Group. He found his love of aviation in 1968 as an Army aviator and safety officer during the Vietnam era. Pete’s industry involvement is extensive – served as the Flight Safety Foundation’s Corporate Advisory Committee as Vice-Chairman, a member of the National Business Aviation Association’s Corporate Aviation Management Committee and Corporate Aviation Safety Committee, and on the Business Aviation Advisory Board for The Robb Report.  Pete was chairman of NBAA Convention local committee, was instrumental in the start of the Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, and founded the NBAA Leadership Conference.  His articles have been published or cited in several industry and business magazines including FORTUNE, The Wall Street Journal, Business Aviation Management Journal, AeroSafety World, Business Aviation Safety Journal, and Professional Pilot. Pete holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a BS in Aeronautical Sciences from Denver’s Metropolitan State College.  In the fall of 2006, Pete received his Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) designation from the National Business Aviation Association.  After retiring from consulting in 2017, Pete became the Expert in Residence at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. In 2018, Pete was honored by NBAA with the John P. “Jack” Doswell award for his history of service in business aviation.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Giving Thanks in 2022

This year in lieu of mailing greetings, we’ve partnered with two incredible organizations that are inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts – Challenge Air For Kids & Friends and The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP).

1 min

VanAllen Insights

Professional Development

Leadership is key to running a successful Aviation Team and Don Henderson can speak to this from his personal experience as a pilot and from years of experience working with Aviation Teams to strenthen their organizations. In this video, Don speaks specifically about some of the challenges Aviation Leaders face and how individuals can overcome these obstacles. Professional Development is a fantastic way for Directors of Aviation to grow in their skills and Don highlights some of the pros as well as where to find the best resources.

6:42 min

VanAllen Insights

Maintenance Service Plans

Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell discuss aricraft Maintenance Service Plans in our latest video. Peter addresses the advantages of having a plan in place – especially for resale, risk mitigation, predictability and financing. Selecting the best options for your plan requires research to determine what is the best fit for your operation.

7:47 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Skills and Strategies for Hiring

Don Henderson of VanAllen and Roman Sheremeta discuss the importance of negotiating as it applies to staffing your aviation department. Sheremeta discusses how successful negotiating can reveal what really appeals to a person and how you can best match your needs to the best candidate. This topic, along with important discussions in Critical Thinking, Strategic Decision Making and Communication will all be addressed in an upcoming, week-long, in-person class.

2:14 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Finding your Style

VanAllen has partnered with Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University to present a week-long, in-person class this April. The sessions are tailored to Aviation Leaders, and will focus on building skills in critical thinking, strategic decision making, and negotiating. In this video, one of the session instructors, Roman Sheremeta, Phd discusses how negotiating will be examined by placing participants in real-life scenarios, challenging them to try new techniques and addressing behavorial biases.

2:17 min

Sam McMillan

Business Analyst

Sam McMillan

Business Analyst

VanAllen eagerly welcomed Sam to the team in 2022. Sam brings a background in Naval Aviation and data forecasting to his role as Business Analyst. His time in the military exposed him to many aspects of technology and aviation. Sam has also collected stories from interesting places around the world. He earned a Bachelors of Science from Regis University in Denver and will support VanAllen Managing Directors with operational data, financial statistics and market research.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Giving Thanks in 2022

This year in lieu of mailing greetings, we’ve partnered with two incredible organizations that are inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts – Challenge Air For Kids & Friends and The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP).

1 min

VanAllen Insights

Professional Development

Leadership is key to running a successful Aviation Team and Don Henderson can speak to this from his personal experience as a pilot and from years of experience working with Aviation Teams to strenthen their organizations. In this video, Don speaks specifically about some of the challenges Aviation Leaders face and how individuals can overcome these obstacles. Professional Development is a fantastic way for Directors of Aviation to grow in their skills and Don highlights some of the pros as well as where to find the best resources.

6:42 min

VanAllen Insights

Maintenance Service Plans

Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell discuss aricraft Maintenance Service Plans in our latest video. Peter addresses the advantages of having a plan in place – especially for resale, risk mitigation, predictability and financing. Selecting the best options for your plan requires research to determine what is the best fit for your operation.

7:47 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Skills and Strategies for Hiring

Don Henderson of VanAllen and Roman Sheremeta discuss the importance of negotiating as it applies to staffing your aviation department. Sheremeta discusses how successful negotiating can reveal what really appeals to a person and how you can best match your needs to the best candidate. This topic, along with important discussions in Critical Thinking, Strategic Decision Making and Communication will all be addressed in an upcoming, week-long, in-person class.

2:14 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Finding your Style

VanAllen has partnered with Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University to present a week-long, in-person class this April. The sessions are tailored to Aviation Leaders, and will focus on building skills in critical thinking, strategic decision making, and negotiating. In this video, one of the session instructors, Roman Sheremeta, Phd discusses how negotiating will be examined by placing participants in real-life scenarios, challenging them to try new techniques and addressing behavorial biases.

2:17 min

Andy Mawdsley

Director

Andy Mawdsley

Director

Andy Mawdsley is responsible for consulting activities with an emphasis in aviation operations supporting the Utilities sector. Prior to joining VanAllen, Andy served for over 15 years in a variety of corporate aviation leadership roles in Part 91, 133 and 135 operations. Andy brings a unique blend of operations and leadership experience, from having been an Operations Control Center Manager for a leading Aircraft Management and Charter company, to more recently serving as the Aviation Safety and Governance Manager for Entergy Services, LLC., where he was responsible for overall safety and compliance oversight of all aerial services (internal and contracted) from UAV’s to Helicopters and Fixed Wing aircraft. Andy is a licensed FAA Dispatcher, holds a Commercial Pilot’s license (AMEL) with Instructor ratings (CFI and CFII) and obtained his CAM certification from NBAA in 2014. He attended Harding University for his undergraduate degree, Abilene Christian University and then the Florida State University where he obtained his Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Giving Thanks in 2022

This year in lieu of mailing greetings, we’ve partnered with two incredible organizations that are inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts – Challenge Air For Kids & Friends and The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP).

1 min

VanAllen Insights

Professional Development

Leadership is key to running a successful Aviation Team and Don Henderson can speak to this from his personal experience as a pilot and from years of experience working with Aviation Teams to strenthen their organizations. In this video, Don speaks specifically about some of the challenges Aviation Leaders face and how individuals can overcome these obstacles. Professional Development is a fantastic way for Directors of Aviation to grow in their skills and Don highlights some of the pros as well as where to find the best resources.

6:42 min

VanAllen Insights

Maintenance Service Plans

Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell discuss aricraft Maintenance Service Plans in our latest video. Peter addresses the advantages of having a plan in place – especially for resale, risk mitigation, predictability and financing. Selecting the best options for your plan requires research to determine what is the best fit for your operation.

7:47 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Skills and Strategies for Hiring

Don Henderson of VanAllen and Roman Sheremeta discuss the importance of negotiating as it applies to staffing your aviation department. Sheremeta discusses how successful negotiating can reveal what really appeals to a person and how you can best match your needs to the best candidate. This topic, along with important discussions in Critical Thinking, Strategic Decision Making and Communication will all be addressed in an upcoming, week-long, in-person class.

2:14 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Finding your Style

VanAllen has partnered with Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University to present a week-long, in-person class this April. The sessions are tailored to Aviation Leaders, and will focus on building skills in critical thinking, strategic decision making, and negotiating. In this video, one of the session instructors, Roman Sheremeta, Phd discusses how negotiating will be examined by placing participants in real-life scenarios, challenging them to try new techniques and addressing behavorial biases.

2:17 min

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VanAllen Insights

Giving Thanks in 2022

This year in lieu of mailing greetings, we’ve partnered with two incredible organizations that are inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts – Challenge Air For Kids & Friends and The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP).

1 min

VanAllen Insights

Professional Development

Leadership is key to running a successful Aviation Team and Don Henderson can speak to this from his personal experience as a pilot and from years of experience working with Aviation Teams to strenthen their organizations. In this video, Don speaks specifically about some of the challenges Aviation Leaders face and how individuals can overcome these obstacles. Professional Development is a fantastic way for Directors of Aviation to grow in their skills and Don highlights some of the pros as well as where to find the best resources.

6:42 min

VanAllen Insights

Maintenance Service Plans

Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell discuss aricraft Maintenance Service Plans in our latest video. Peter addresses the advantages of having a plan in place – especially for resale, risk mitigation, predictability and financing. Selecting the best options for your plan requires research to determine what is the best fit for your operation.

7:47 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Skills and Strategies for Hiring

Don Henderson of VanAllen and Roman Sheremeta discuss the importance of negotiating as it applies to staffing your aviation department. Sheremeta discusses how successful negotiating can reveal what really appeals to a person and how you can best match your needs to the best candidate. This topic, along with important discussions in Critical Thinking, Strategic Decision Making and Communication will all be addressed in an upcoming, week-long, in-person class.

2:14 min

VanAllen Insights

Negotiating: Finding your Style

VanAllen has partnered with Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University to present a week-long, in-person class this April. The sessions are tailored to Aviation Leaders, and will focus on building skills in critical thinking, strategic decision making, and negotiating. In this video, one of the session instructors, Roman Sheremeta, Phd discusses how negotiating will be examined by placing participants in real-life scenarios, challenging them to try new techniques and addressing behavorial biases.

2:17 min

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I have worked with VanAllen for over 3 years now and they have been instrumental in helping our part 91 Aviation department in several areas. We went through an aircraft acquisition, SMS vendor selection and migration of data, ISBAO stage 3 certification, leadership development, and day-to-day consultation as needed. They have a team of very experienced and talented aviation experts to help in any area of an operation.”

William P.