The SFBAA Board of Directors consists of 13 members who oversee the operations of the Association, define objectives and goals each year, and establish policies pertaining to association matters.  The Board of Directors are elected to two-year terms and are as follows:

Current Board of Directors

President - Jeff Ramsden, Ramjet Aviation

Jeff Ramsden is currently the President and Co-Owner of Ramjet Aviation, Inc.  He has dealt with all facets of the aviation industry, from sales to charter to maintenance.  He has gathered numerous areas of expertise throughout his 18 years of industry experience, most notably in aircraft sales & acquisitions.  Mr. Ramsden has a Bachelors of Arts from Davidson College, is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and has been the President of the South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) since 2007.  In 2009, Jeff became part of the NBAA Access Committee, which oversees local issues throughout the country, acting as a liaison between the NBAA and the numerous aviation regional groups.  He also became Chair of the Network of Regional Business Aviation Associations in 2010, representing all regional groups in NBAA and Access Committee matters.  Most recently in 2012, Jeff was awarded the “Silk Scarf Award” from NBAA, recognizing his dedication and contributions to the business aviation community.

Vice President - Chris Salley, National Jets

Coming to the Organization having worked with National Jets, Wyvern, Avinode/SchedAero, Dassault Falcon Jet and STS Component Solutions; Christopher has served the SFBAA Board since 2012 as an executive member and a year prior as an associate member. Bringing expertise in the technology sector of private charter and flight operations software Chris assists with organizing SFBAA General Membership Meetings, the Annual Charity Golf Tournament and assisting the Board President as matters arise.

Secretary - Anna Sweeney, Lundy Clark Insurance Group

Anna joined the SFBAA Board this year as a Member Rep after being an active member of the organization since 2010. Working as an aviation insurance broker with Lundy & Clark Insurance Group she provides personalized aviation insurance and risk management to the business aviation community.  Anna is looking forward to directly working with members of the organization on how the SFBAA can provide educational and professional development for all members through our events and networking opportunities.

Treasurer - Forrest Owens, Aviation Legal Counsel

Forrest is the founding partner of Aviation Legal Counsel and has served as Treasurer since 2012.  Mr. Owens’ practice concentrates on aircraft and aviation related transactions, cross-border transactions, airman defense before the FAA and Department of Transportation, airport real estate and land use, and civil litigation.

Events Chair - Eli Buford, PrivateFly

Eli Buford is a U.S. Flight Adviser at PrivateFly, a leading booking platform for on-demand private jet charter and part of Directional Aviation's OneSky group of companies. Eli joined the SFBAA Board in 2019 and serves as our Events Committee Chair — responsible for sourcing informative speakers for and assisting with various events for the year: General Membership Meetings, Target Breakfasts, Annual Charity Golf Tournament, and networking socials.

Liaison Chair - Hugo Cortes, Universal Aviation and Weather

Hugo is an aviation enthusiast, having been part of the industry since 2001.  He is the current FBO Account Manager for the Southeastern US & Central Canada for UVair, a division of Universal Weather and Aviation.  He has been a part of Universal Weather since 2007, and previously worked for Miami Executive Aviation.  He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he specialized in Professional Aeronautics and Aviation Management.

Advertising Chair - Claudia Arnold, AEG FUELS

As the Director of Marketing for AEGFuels, Claudia’s focus is to continually increase industry leadership and brand              awareness to help drive business results. In addition to strategic business development efforts, she directs media        relations, branding, advertising and website development. She manages and oversees sponsorship, events, charitable    contributions, marketing training and more. Claudia joined SFBAA Board in 2018 and serves as our Advertising Committee Chair. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the SFBAA Sponsorship and Advertising Program.

Membership Chair -

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Scholarship Chair - Laura Caterino, PNC Wealth Management

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Golf Tournament Chair - 

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Member Rep - Mark Mirin, Angel Flight Southeast

Mark Mirin Bio Coming Soon

Member Rep -
Alison Grimes, Universal Aviation and Weather

Being a part of the charter side of the industry, Alison comes to the SFBAA from UVair, a division of Universal Weather and Aviation. Working deeply in the southeast region, Alison works with the Airport Liaison team to assist in the regional exploring and providing the charter trends of the South Florida area. She joined the association in 2014 and participated in the local events and the Annual Charity Golf Tournament and has been instrumental in providing feedback from the general members to the SFBAA Board.

Member Rep - Ed McLean, Falcon Spares

Edward R. McLean, MBA

SALES AND MARKETING EXECUTIVE - with over 30 years of experience in aviation and a career that has spanned almost every spectrum of the aviation industry. This profession started out in private aviation and expanded to include military, commercial, and corporate aviation with positions either as a Technician, Flight Crew Member, Administrator, Director and now as a Sales Executive at Dassault Falcon Jet.

Executive Assistant - Dillon Wilson, Global Wings

Bio coming soon

Member Representatives are the general membership's voice at all Board meetings.  If you have any interests or concerns regarding the Association, please contact one of your member representatives.  If you would like to volunteer your time and effort, we are always in search of new faces.  Please visit the Committees page and decide where you'd like to contribute.

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