IADA focuses on next generation with new committee


The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) has launched a NextGen Committee to encourage young professionals involved in aircraft transactions.

The NextGen Committee held its first meeting in Las Vegas in October.

“IADA is delighted to unveil the establishment of our young professionals committee, IADA NextGen,” said Wayne Starling, executive director, IADA. “We look forward to supporting their initiatives and eagerly await the promising influence of their voices within our association.”

Jessica Belcher of Exclusive Aircraft Sales is chair of the NextGen Committee. Other members comprise: Richard McEachin, Aviation Legal Group; Patrick Bradley, Global Wings; Kyle Wagman, Leading Edge Aviation Solutions; and Sam Gilchrist of Gilchrist Aviation Law.

The five core pillars of IADA NextGen are: networking; future leaders; mentorship; paying it forward; and industry progress.