Board of Directors
The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) is led by a Board of Directors selected from among the body of NARA Certified Aircraft Brokers/Dealers. NARA Brokers/Dealers are among the most respected and most experienced business aircraft brokers and dealers in the country, specializing in the acquisition and sale of previously-owned business aircraft of all makes and models.
“Johnny” is President & CEO of OGARAJETS, based in Atlanta, and offering aircraft brokerage, acquisition, sales and leasing services worldwide since 1980. Johnny joined O’Gara in 1991, and was named President in 2005. During his tenure, the company has purchased and sold in excess of $3 billion of business aircraft. Johnny, his father John, and brother David, all remain active in the day-to-day business. He has served on various committees and boards for the Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA), and National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA). Johnny is an active member of the Southern 7 Chapter of YPO.
Sabrina was born into the aviation industry, learning the aircraft sales and acquisition business from her father, Jack Prewitt. Today, she is Senior Vice President of Jack Prewitt & Associates, Inc. As a young girl, she spent countless hours with her father at local airports, radio shops and completion centers. Sabrina has worked side by side with her father in all aspects of corporate aircraft sales. Her focus is primarily on the administrative and operational side of the business.
Matt is the co-owner of Axis Jet, providing services in aircraft sales, management and charter. Axis Jet is headquartered in Sacramento, with aircraft based throughout the West Coast. Matt’s aircraft sales and acquisition career began as Beech Aircraft Rookie of the Year. Since co-founding Axis Jet in 1994, he has completed more than 500 transactions of jet, turboprop and piston aircraft. Throughout his career, Matt has served on the Board of Directors for the independent West Coast Beechcraft sales and service center. He is an Airline Transport Pilot with multiple type-ratings.
Brian Proctor is a founder and President of Mente Group, LLC and has been serving private aviation clients for 10 years. Having been involved in over $3.5 billion in aircraft transactions and over $5 billion in aviation business planning, Brian's experience is sought by corporations and individuals, worldwide. After serving for six years in the US Army as an infantry Ranger and intelligence officer, Brian left the military to pursue a career in the private sector. After working at Transamerica Corporation, Mr. Proctor served as consultant, COO and President of CAAP and later Leading Edge. Brian serves on several industry boards and is involved with the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. He holds a BA degree in International Studies in Politics and Diplomacy from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Todd Jackson started at Elliott Aviation in 1988 as an Aircraft Sales Manager and has been with Elliott Aviation as an Aircraft Sales Manager and Vice President of Acquisitions for the past 18 years, during that span Todd has completed over 250 aircraft jet and turbo prop transactions. Today, he is responsible for the used aircraft acquisitions for Elliott Jets. Todd graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1997 with a degree in Aeronautical Studies and is an active pilot with over 1,500 hours, he holds a private, commercial, instrument and multi-engine ratings.
Mitch is a Partner and President of Corporate Fleet Services, a comprehensive aircraft sales and acquisition company. Quite literally born into the business, he has since facilitated in excess of 300 aircraft transactions both domestically and internationally. Known as a valued resource and strategic partner for leading financial institutions, manufacturers, and the dealer community, Mitch has earned the respect of his colleagues and Corporate Fleet’s discerning clientele. As one of the largest stocking dealers in the industry, he has forged relationships with numerous Fortune 500 companies and continues to represent both buyers and sellers in today’s evolving market. Mitch is an industry thought leader, sought after to speak and offer his opinion on industry matters. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from UNC-Charlotte and is a commercial pilot with 20+ years flying experience.
Brad is the founder and CEO of Dallas Jet International, LP. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aviation and Airway Science and a master’s degree in Human Relations and Supervision/Industrial Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. Brad entered the aviation industry as a corporate pilot. Four months later, in addition to his flying duties, Brad started an aircraft leasing business. In 1993, he began his career in aircraft sales. In 2002, he created Dallas Jet International specializing in aircraft sales, consulting, management and brokerage. Dallas Jet has since grown to four locations with clients across the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition to chairing the NARA Board of Directors, Brad currently sits on the boards of General Electric Capital Corporation, Corporate Aircraft Finance, and CAE Simuflite. He holds ten different business jet type ratings and flies his Beechcraft Bonanza for business and pleasure.
Our Resource Member Advisory Council consists of leaders focused on those services offered by NARA-Certified Products and Services Members, including Analysis and Data; Financing and Leasing; Hourly Cost Maintenance; Insurance; IRS 1031 Like-Kind Exchange; Legal, Tax and Title; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Maintenance Tracking and Training and Publishing
Paul is Vice President of Sales for JETNET and has been with the company since its founding in 1988. He started in the research department, where he learned the business of JETNET as well as the trade of business aviation resale. He became Sales Director in 1994. Today, he oversees a sales staff of thirteen with responsibility for all JETNET sales worldwide. Paul has served on the Leadership Council of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and is a member of the Business Aviation Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. He has been a Private Pilot since 1981.
Stephan, who has a 42 year aircraft industry background including 30 years in aircraft financing began his career with Cessna Finance Corporation where he served in various capacities from 1974-1990, rising to the position of Director, Marketing 1990-1995. Subsequent experience has included Senior Aircraft Financing Management positions with Bank One, United National Bank and IAM Aircraft Finance Group. Stephan joined Aero Records &Title; Company in 2004 as Vice President, Marketing and served as their President from 2008-2010. In June 2010, Stephan joined AIC Title Service, LLC as Sr. V.P. Marketing responsible for New Business Development on both National and International levels, Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations. Stephan has been a long standing member of National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) for which he served as a member of the Board of Directors from 1999-2003 as well as serving 2 terms as Board President in 2001 & 2002. Since 1990, Stephan has been an Associate Member of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA). Stephan is currently serving on the HAI Finance and Leasing Committee, NAFA & NARA membership committees. Stephan is a licensed Private Pilot with Instrument Rating and over 1500 hours of flight time.
Devri Pitts works closely with the NARA Board and Resource Member Advisory Council to provide Association management, membership services, administrative support, to plan NARA meeting functions and to oversee and coordinate NARA’s marketing efforts. Devri has a background in graphic design and event design. She joined NARA in 2004 as Meeting Planner and Assistant to the President.