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LENEXA, Kan. – Executive AirShare announces personnel promotions and the creation of new positions within its organization to support the company’s anticipated growth. The changes are designed to create precise operational oversight and maximum scalability for the company and follows an internal review by the executive team.

The company promotes Brian Jewell to vice president of training, compliance and strategy. Jewell has served as chief pilot and director of operations in his 13 years at EAS. Alex Franz, formerly chief pilot who joined EAS in 2003, becomes vice president of flight operations and serves as director of operations FAR 119. He will oversee pilots, flight control and the newly created position of fuel purchaser. Ben Petersen, an 11-year EAS pilot, steps into the chief pilot role from assistant chief pilot and will oversee the company’s crewmembers.

Case May has been promoted to the newly created position of general manager of managed aircraft for Executive Flight Services, the company’s aircraft management and charter services subsidiary. He has worked for EAS for five years, within owner services and charter sales. Len Durr returns to his passion for flying and direct customer relationships and will become a full-time pilot after previously serving as director of managed aircraft.

“With these strategic realignments and the experience each person brings to his position, we are well positioned for growth and prosperity,” says Harry Mitchel, Executive AirShare chief operation officer. “These changes ensure that we maintain the highest level of operations within the industry, which helps provide the outstanding safety and service our customers expect and deserve.”

Executive AirShare serves EMBARK® members and fractional shareowners in the Kansas City metropolitan area (Kansas and Missouri); Wichita, Kan.; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Denver, Colo., and Buffalo, N.Y. Its subsidiary, Executive Flight Services, manages aircraft for owners from bases in Fort Worth, Dallas, Wichita, Kansas City and Buffalo. Executive AirShare currently serves the Central U.S. and Great Lakes regions, operating a fleet of Bombardier Learjet 45XR, Embraer Phenom 300 and Phenom 100 aircraft. Executive AirShare also offers aircraft management and charter services through its subsidiary, Executive Flight Services. For more information about Executive AirShare and its services, please visit