Your 2018 CABAA Board of Directors
President (Term Expires Jan. 31, 2020)
Roger Gates, President – Archer Daniels Midland Company (Jan. 31, 2020)
Roger Gates is the Aviation Department Manager for the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Chicago IL, a position he has held since 2008. Roger began his career at ADM in 1985 and has held the positions of Pilot, Captain, International Captain, Chief Pilot and General Manager. Prior to ADM he was a pilot for Beckett Aviation, Chicago Midway and Decatur Aviation, Decatur IL. He has been a member of CABAA since 2008, elected to the Board in 2014, served as Vice President of the board from 2016 until he was elected President of the board in May 2017. He is also a member of NBAA and AOPA.
Roger attended the University of Illinois, Institute of Aviation and graduated from the Commercial pilot curriculum in 1981. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Frederick Taylor University in 1997. Roger resides in Forsyth, IL with his wife Becky. They have 3 grown children.
Archer Daniels Midland, 1050 Airport Road, Decatur, IL 62522. (217) 412-1370.
Vice President (Term Expires Jan. 31, 2020)
Ray Sauter, EJM
Secretary (Term Expires Jan. 31, 2021)
Pam Kavanaugh, Signature Flight Support
Treasurer(Term Expires Jan. 31, 2019)
Michael Prahl, Old Republic Aerospace
2018 CABAA Directors
David Adams - HPS Law (Jan. 31, 2019)
Dave is a partner in the law firm of Hall, Prangle & Schoonveld, LLC. He graduated with a JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1976 and earned a BA degree cum laude from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN in 1966. Dave served as an F-4 fighter pilot in the USAF (1966-1973) completing two combat tours in Viet Nam and in the Michigan ANG (1979-1980). He holds an ATP certificate and is type rated in Learjets. His legal practice emphasizes the defense of aviation airframe and component part manufacturers in product liability litigation and he regularly provides risk management and loss prevention advice to aviation clients.
Dave has been a CABAA board member since 2012. He served as the lawyer faculty member for the NBAA ERP Workshop and has made presentations on aviation-related topics at CABAA, Lewis University, Flight Safety Foundation, and to aviation Underwriters, Insurers and Brokers in Europe. He is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell, a "Leading Lawyer" in peer reviewed statewide surveys, one of Illinois’ leading practitioners by the International Bar Association, and listed in Who’s Who Legal Illinois.
Hall, Prangle & Schoonveld LLC, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606. (312) 320-1945. email@example.com
Tom Cleveland - City of DeKalb (Jan. 31, 2019)
Mark Doles-DuPage Airport (Jan. 31, 2020)
Mark is the Director of Aviation Facilities and Properties and the Director of the DuPage Flight Center for the DuPage Airport Authority. He started with the Airport Authority on the Summer Crew while attending Augustana College. After he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business with concentrations in Finance, Management and Marketing he was hired full-time progressing through the ranks to his current responsibilities. In his more than 28 years with the Flight Center he has been involved with all facets of the Authority including operations, maintenance, airfield and building construction, land acquisition, real estate & leasing, business development, finance and added responsibility for the award winning FBO in December 2007.
Mark is an active participant with numerous aviation associations including NBAA, NATA, and AAAE. He has been a member of the Illinois Public Airport Association his entire career and is a past Chairman along with being a board member since 1996. Mark is a member of the CABAA’s Governmental Affairs Committee. Mark brings to CABAA both an airport management and operations perspective coupled with business aviation support and customer service through his extensive experience and contacts in the industry.
DuPage Flight Center, 2700 International Drive, West Chicago, IL 60185. (630) 464-6211. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Frentz – Administrative Assistant CABAA
Jim Guerin - Gulfstream (Jan. 31, 2020)
Mark Jackson - Boeing (Jan. 31, 2021)
Mark is the director for Boeing’s Executive Flight Operations, an operation that supports over 6,000 flight hours annually to over 200 airports worldwide. He received an Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technologies from Southern Illinois University, a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University, and a Masters in Business Administration through Southern Illinois University. He is a rated airplane mechanic, as well as, multi- engine fixed wing / rotor wing pilot.
Mark began his career in 1988 as an Army Aviator flying multiple types of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. His civilian aviation career began by overhauling aircraft propellers, then transitioned to Great Lakes Helicopter as a pilot/mechanic supporting Part 135 flight/maintenance operations and helicopter rebuilds. He was deployed in 1996 for Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia) and upon his return he joined Sears, Roebuck and Company as a corporate pilot. Since 2011 with Boeing, Mark flies BBJs and Bombardier Challengers. In addition to his Board of Directors duties he also serves as a liaison with the Education Foundation and works closely with the Scholarship Committee.
Norah Lenardic - EJM (Jan. 31, 2021)
Michael Partin - Gary Jet Center (Jan. 31, 2019)
Michael is the General Manager for the Gary Jet Center at KGYY. In his 12 years with the company, he has filled many roles including, Aircraft Maintenance Technician on the Boeing Executive Flight Operations Aircraft, Director of Aircraft Tear-Down Operations, and General Manager overseeing all FBO operations.
Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Maintenance Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He started his career in the USAF as a Crew Chief on KC-135 tankers. He obtained his Airframe & Powerplant License while in the Air Force. After his military service, Michael worked for American Trans Air (ATA) as an A&P mechanic on the Boeing 757, 727, and 737 at Midway where he was responsible for maintaining the majority of ATA’s fleet focusing on structural and avionics problems.
As a CABAA Director he works tirelessly to make sure that business aviation is promoted and recognized for the economic engine that it is. During his term, Michael has mentored Lewis University A&P students giving them hands on experience with real commercial jets. Michael was recognized as one of the “Top 40 under 40” in Airport Business Magazine and also featured in Airways Magazine for his Aircraft Maintenance work.
Gary Jet Center, 5401 Industrial Hwy, Gary, IN 46406. (219) 712-1648. Mike.email@example.com
Mark Quandahl-Solairus (Jan. 31, 2021)
Mark is a 1992 graduate of Hawkeye Community College earning FAA Airframe / Powerplant license and Associate of Applied Science degree. He was employed as a Technician Assistant and Line Service Rep at Sweiter Aircraft in Waterloo, IA while attending Hawkeye. He is a private pilot.
Mark’s first full time A&P position involved inspection, repairs and alterations made during DC-3 turbo prop conversions at Basler’s Oshkosh, WI. He gained extensive jet maintenance experience at KC Aviation Appleton, WI and Westfield MA. He moved to Chicago in 1998 as a Field Service Representative for Dassault Falcon Jet. From 2000 to 2013 Mark was a Lead Technician, International Flight Engineer, and Repair Station Repairman working on a several Falcon and Gulfstream models at Motorola’s corporate flight department. Mark accepted a Maintenance Manager’s position with EJM at Midway in 2013 and is now a maintenance supervisor for Solairus Aviation at Midway.
Mark is an active member of the Gulfstream Large Cabin Sustaining MSG3 Industry Steering Committee. In 2013 he formed the CABAA Maintenance Committee. Beginning in 2017 CABAA offered a dedicated Maintenance Scholarship with the net profits produced by the annual Maintenance Day instituted by Mark.
Maintenance Supervisor, G450 N238MH, Solairus Aviation, 5923 S. Central Avenue, Chicago IL, 60638. (847) 341-7543. firstname.lastname@example.org
Guido Visconti - Allstate Insurance Company (Jan. 31, 2021)
Guido Visconti is a sixteen-year veteran of the Allstate Insurance Company, serving as its Director of Aviation and Chief Pilot since 2015. Guido is a graduate of Concordia University-Wisconsin in Business Administration and Aviation Science, and earned his MBA with an emphasis in Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He also has led an accomplished team of cutting edge medical researchers as Managing Partner at Allegiance Research Specialists from 2009- 2015 while earning his MBA in 2014.
Guido is infectiously positive, team oriented and a well-balanced leader, shaping high expectations of himself while empowering those he leads to pursue new heights. He truly believes there are no limits to what he and his team can achieve when expectations are set high, founded on unifying core values, guided with consistent vision, and supported by steadfast leadership.
Guido also is a Director of Tuskegee Next, an Invited Advisor to Dassault Aviation’s Airmanship Working Group, and a Swim Official with USA Swimming. He has served as the Standards Chair for the Society of Clinical Research Sites and Director with the Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation.
Allstate Insurance Company, 285 Sumac Road, Wheeling, IL 60090. (262) 212-4448. email@example.com
George Yundt, Dassault Falcon Jet (Jan. 31, 2021)