Conklin & de Decker
Nel Stubbs is a Vice President of Conklin & de Decker, the industry leader in aviation research, consulting and education, and Director of Consulting Services at Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI).
Nel has been in the business aviation industry for more than 30 years and has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies and high-net-worth individuals on aviation tax-related matters at both the federal and state levels. Nel is considered one of the foremost tax experts in the industry and has extensive experience in the areas of tax planning, cost and financial analysis, budgeting, aircraft ownership and operating structures and tax audits.
Over the course of the last 32 years, Nel has worked with the Internal Revenue Service and various state departments of revenue and taxation regarding tax issues associated with general aviation aircraft. She is also an active participant in industry-related tax activities, a frequent speaker at seminars and industry forums, and has been widely published in the aviation trade press.
Nel is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Tax Committee, National Air Transportation Association Air Charter Committee, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Industry Advisory Board, and Business Aviation Advisor’s Advisory Board. She has also served on the Helicopter Association International Finance and Leasing Committee; NBAA Associate Membership Advisory Council; National Aircraft Finance Association’s Board of Directors; and Arizona Business Aviation Association’s (AZBAA’s) Board of Directors, where she also served as President.
Prior to joining Conklin & de Decker, Nel was with the NBAA from 1987 to 1999, where she was instrumental in the development of their tax program. She also played a key role in developing NBAA’s first comprehensive aircraft cost comparison program.
Nel has a bachelor’s in mathematics from California State University, San Bernardino, and a master’s in aeronautical science/aircraft operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Nel works from Conklin & de Decker’s regional office in Prescott, Arizona.
Conklin & de Decker, founded in 1984, is a JSSI company. Conklin & de Decker’s primary focus is fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft operating cost data, performance and specification databases, maintenance management software, financial management, fleet planning, market research, aviation tax issues and management seminars. The company also consults with and serves numerous high-net-worth individuals, corporations and government agencies worldwide. Nel is responsible for the management of Conklin & de Decker’s State Tax Guide for general aviation and developing and supporting Conklin & de Decker’s educational seminars and programs.