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Your 2018 CABAA Board of Directors

President (Term Expires Jan. 31, 2020)

rogergatesRoger Gates, President – Archer Daniels Midland Company


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)

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Ray Sauter, Vice President

Ray is Assistant Director of Operations at Executive Jet Management.  His work experience spanning 37 years includes Lead Pilot in Command for EJM, Director of Aviation for Molto Capital, Chief Pilot for Camden Aviation, Inc., and General Manager of Morgan Aircraft LLC.  Ray is an honors graduate of University of Illinois – Institute of Aviation. He is type rated in ten corporate jets including Gulfstream, Challenger and DA900/50 and as such Ray has wide experience in global flight operations.  Ray also has an ATP Single Engine Sea rating.  He holds a FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic’s certificates, but does not currently exercise the privileges of those certificates.

Ray has served on Safety Committee for 5 years and as Chair for 2 years.  In the capacity as Chair he took charge of the highly successful Safety Day.  He served on the first Air Traffic Committee. He has been on the Board of Directors since 2013 and Vice President since May 2017.

Executive Jet Management, 4556 Airport Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. (630) 815-3777. rsauter@ejmjets.com.

 

Secretary (Term Expires Jan. 31, 2021)

Pam Kavanaugh, Signature Flight Support

Pam has been involved in the travel industry for over 30 years. She came to business aviation in 2002 after a 20-year career as a travel agent back when airplane tickets were still handwritten. She began her business aviation career as a Customer Service Representative for North American Jet at PWK and is now Duty Manager at Signature Flight Support at Chicago Executive.


Pam has been involved with CABAA since 2005. She has been on the Scholarship Committee as a member since 2005 and Co-Chair for several years. She has also served on the Golf Committee as the Volunteer Chair and Day of Operations Chair. Pam understands the importance of the networking and mentoring that CABAA offers those who are seeking to enter the business aviation community. She remarks that “you will not leave the golf outing with any twenty dollar bills in your pocket” but she will ensure that all funds are spent judiciously on scholarships and promoting business aviation careers.


Signature Flight Support, 1100 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090. (847) 561-4045. Pam.kavanaugh@signatureflight.com

Treasurer (Term Expires Jan. 31, 2019)

michaelprahlMichael Prahl, Old Republic Aerospace

Mike is Senior Vice President/Chicago Branch Manager of Old Republic Aerospace, Inc. He is and has been responsible for overseeing the underwriting and operations of the Chicago Branch office for the past nine years. His territory covers Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Mike graduated from Lewis University with a B.S in Aviation Flight Management. At Lewis he was a Flight Team Coach and Member.

Mike served as a First Officer on the Boeing 717 for AirTran Airways in 2008. Since that time, he has been involved in aviation insurance first with Travelers as an underwriter and now with Old Republic. He has been CABAA’s Treasurer since January 2016 and a Director from January 2013.


Old Republic Aerospace, Inc., 2300 Cabot Drive Suite 150 Lisle, IL 60532. · 331-229-4289 mprahl@oraero.com

  

2018 CABAA Directors

David Adams - HPS Law (Jan. 31, 2019)

David AdamsDave 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. dadams@hpslaw.com

 

Tom Cleveland - City of DeKalb (Jan. 31, 2019)

Tom ClevelandTom is the Airport Manager for the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport and has been for the past 17 years.  He served as Field Superintendent for the DuPage Airport Authority from 1981 to 2001. Tom is an Airline Transport Rated Pilot.  More importantly he was inducted into the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame in 2013. Besides recognizing his official duties and position, he is lauded for being a “great supporter of local aviation activities and numerous aviation groups.”  Notably those include EAA Breakfasts and Young Eagles events, Illinois Pilots Association Conventions, 99s Air Meets and the Fly-In Drive-In Veterans Weekend. Finally Tom was recognized as contributing to “the formation . . . of the high school aviation education program offered by the Kishwaukee Education consortium.” Tom has been actively involved with CABAA for many years and a director since 2013.

DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. (815) 748-8102. tcleveland@cityofdekalb.com

 

 

 

markdolesMark 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. mdoles@dupageairport.com

  

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Jim Guerin - Gulfstream (Jan. 31, 2020)

Jim is Regional Vice President Sales for Gulfstream.  He has both a BA and an MBA. Jim has been involved in aviation on the sales side for the past 20 years.  He worked for Bombardier Aerospace as Vice President, Sales - Flexjet; HeliFlite as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer; Flight Options as Senior Vice President, Sales. Jim has been with Gulfstream since 2004 where he was recognized as one of two Top Performing Sales Directors worldwide in 2013.  Jim is serving his first term as a CABAA director. 

Gulfstream Aerospace, 472 Quail Drive, Naperville, IL 60565. (912) 398-3392. Jim.guerin@gulfstream.com

 

 

markjacksonMark 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.

Boeing Executive Flight Operations, 6309 Industrial Hwy, Gary, IN 46406. (630) 229-8478

 

 Norah LenardicNorah Lenardic - EJM (Jan. 31, 2021)

Norah is Vice President, Aircraft Management Sales for Executive Jet Management, Inc. She was born and educated in the UK, a graduate of Seafield College, Lancashire with a degree in architecture and accounting. Norah’s aviation career has spanned decades, across both Part 135 and Part 91 structures including management roles varying from VP Aviation Services (91), President (135) and now to a Vice President position at EJM.

She is an active member of CABAA having been Chair of the Safety and the Government Affairs Committees and a past director. Norah is a member of the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago), NBAA, CBTA, GBTA, and Toastmaster International.  Perhaps most rewarding, however, has been her opportunities to mentor aviation students. She also speaks Serbo-Croatian, Italian and French.

Executive Jet Management, Inc., 1450 Lexington Lane, Downers Grove, IL 60516. (630) 310-1871. nlenardic@ejmjets.com

 

 

Bio PicMark 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. mquandahl@solairus.aero

 

Guido Visconti - Allstate Insurance Company (Jan. 31, 2021) 

Guido ViscontiGuido 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. gvisc@allstate.com

 

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George Yundt, Dassault Falcon Jet (Jan. 31, 2021)

George is Regional Sales Director for Dassault Falcon Jet. With over 30 years as an aircraft salesman working for Beech Aircraft and Dassault Falcon Jet he has accumulated approximately 12,000 hours and has personally owned at least 12 different small GA aircraft, flying them for personal use and in pursuit of business. George is a CFI, holds an ATP certificate and has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

For the past 20 years George has served CABAA in many varied roles: most years as a Director, but also as Treasurer, Secretary, the original CABAA Webmaster, Nominating Committee, Program Co-Chairman, and Membership Co-Chairman. He currently serves both as a Director and Treasurer for the CABAA Educational Foundation (CEF).

Dassault Falcon Jet, 10750 West 143rd, Suite 55, Orland Park IL 60464-1927. (312) 371-7551. George.yundt@falconjet.com

  

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Sandy Frentz – Administrative Assistant CABAA

Sandy Frentz has been in the aviation industry as an aircraft scheduler for 17 years.  Before working for The Duchossois Group flight department as trip coordinator, she worked at Allstate Insurance Companies flight department. Sandy has been CABAA’s Administrator for 12 years. 

The Duchossois Group. 325 Sumac Road, Wheeling, IL 60090.  (847) 537-3770.  sfrentz@duch.com

 

 

 

 

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