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Mentor Committee


In support of the SCAA mission, The Mentor Committee plans to educate students about careers and opportunities for growth in aviation. Specifically, with a large workforce replacement in aviation expected over the next decade, the mentor committee will develop an educational resource of great minds to pass along best practices and to ensure the progress of Business Aviation in Southern California.  

The committee will facilitate channels and opportunities for that connection.

Objectives & Tasks

  • Develop relationships with institutions and aviation professional to drive membership to the SCAA
  • Create and maintain a website and potentially published directory of Mentors
  • Keep record of success stories and mentee growth
  • Organize an annual Mentor and Career Day
  • Provide Charitable Donations to Aviation Schools and programs

Mentor Committee Members

Phil Derner

E-mail: pderner@nbaa.org
Cell Phone: 202-597-4061

Joe Barber
Board Liaison
Director of Business Development, Aircraft Charter

Email: jbarber@claylacy.com
Cell phone: +1.805.915.9980

Kyle Kerekffy
Committee Member
Pilot & ISBAO Auditor

Email: kyle@rillc.com
Cell phone: +1.760.755.5500

Paul Scurio
Committee Member

E-mail: pscurio@qualcomm.com
Cell Phone: 619-227-1616

Alfredo Garcia
Committee Member
General Manager - Aircraft Maintenance

Email: agarcia@wcas.aero
Cell phone: +1.949.412.0358

Elena Monroe
Committee Member
Pilot, STA Jets

E-mail: elena.monroe@stajets.com
Cell Phone: 619-922-4812

Benjamin Lipson
Committee Member

Cell Phone:

Caleb Taylor
Committee Member

E-mail: ctaylor.wings@gmail.com
Cell Phone: 760-519-6658

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