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.
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.
Chad is President of Jetcraft Corporation, where he has overall sales and marketing responsibility with specialties in transaction structuring, aviation finance and tax. Chad came to Jetcraft in 2005 from Bank of America Leasing (formerly Fleet Capital Corporation), where he was national asset manager and business development officer in the corporate aircraft finance division. Chad also held positions at Regent Aviation and Cessna Finance Corporation, and was an aviation underwriter for American Eagle Insurance Company. Chad earned a BBA degree in Aviation Administration from the University of North Dakota. He is also a commercial pilot (single and multi-engine) with certified flight instructor certification.
Vice President Mike "Doc" Dwyer, who is based in Connecticut, is focused on growing Guardian Jet’s presence throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Guardian Jet, Doc worked as a flight instructor for Monarch Air in Addison, Texas. Doc is a 1,000-hour pilot and has earned his CFI, CFII, and Multi-Engine Commercial ratings. Doc was born into the aviation industry, following his father’s and uncle’s life-long industry involvement. In 2009, Doc joined Guardian Jet, providing data input for the consulting products. Doc grew in his consulting role until he eventually became head of the company’s consulting efforts. In 2013, Doc transitioned into selling all of Guardian Jet’s services, and now fills the role of Vice President of Sales and Account Manager for many of Guardian Jet’s large accounts throughout the U.S. As a pilot, he brings many skills and, most importantly, a vast knowledge of the business aviation industry to share with Guardian Jet’s existing clients. Doc earned a degree in Economics from the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colorado, and is a member of NBAA, NARA, and AOPA.
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.
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“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.
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
Jonathan Levy is a board certified expert in aviation law who serves as the Legal Director of Advocate Consulting Legal Group, PLLC, a law firm that dedicates itself exclusively to the general aviation industry, with particular focus on assisting aircraft owners and operators in legal compliance with federal and state taxes, FAA issues, audit defense, and business law.
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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.