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Leadership

Officers

Gerry Butler
President - Until March 2021
Chief Marketing Officer
Merx Aviation Finance
Dublin, Ireland

Kostya Zolotusky
Vice President - Until March 2021
Managing Partner
BGC Insurance
Seattle, WA, USA

 

Dean Gerber
Treasurer - Until March 2021
General Counsel
Orix Aviation Group
Dublin, Ireland

Mary Prettyman
Secretary - Until March 2021
Head of Customer Marketing
Pratt & Whitney
East Hartford, CT, USA

 

Position Holders

Douglas W. Runte
Immediate Past President - Until March 2021
Managing Director & Head of 
Aviation Research
Deutsche Bank
New York, NY, USA

Jep Thornton
ISTAT Foundation Chair - Until March 2020
Managing Partner
Aerolease Aviation, LLC
Miami, FL, USA

Bryson Monteleone
Chairman, ISTAT Appraisers Program Board of Governors
Until March 2021

Senior Advisor
Aviation Finance Advisory Services
PwC Ireland
Dunn Long, VA, USA

 

Directors

Julian Balaam
Until March 2023
Director
Skytech-AIC
Hampshire, England

Peter Blakeney
Until March 2022
Vice President, Aircraft Trading
Carlyle Aviation Management Limited
Dublin, Ireland

Marilyn Gan
Until March 2020
Managing Director, Head of Origination-Asia Pacific Aviation
MUFG Bank
Singapore

Paul Geaney
Until March 2023
Head of OEM Team
Avolon
New York, NY, USA

Gerry Laderman
Until March 2021
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
United Airlines
Chicago, IL, USA

Richard Owen Walker
Until March 2020
Head of Investor Marketing 
Airbus
Blagnac, France

 

 

Daniel J. Pietrzak
Until March 2023
Director
BlackRock
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

Mylène Scholnick
Until March 2021
Principal
Amazon Air
New York, NY, USA

Ye Tian (Joe)
Until March 2022
Chief Executive Officer
Clover Aviation Capital Company Limited
Shanghai, China

John Vitale
Until March 2021
President & Chief Executive Officer
AVITAS, Inc.
Chantilly, VA, USA

Michael Warner
Until March 2023
Managing Director - Aircraft Programs and Valuations
Boeing Capital Corporation
Seattle, WA, USA

Michael Weiss
Until March 2021
Head of Aircraft Trading
SMBC Aviation Capital
Dublin, Ireland

Past Presidents

George Dutton – 1983 - 1985 

Ronald K. Anderson – 1985 - 1987        

Richard L. Spaulding – 1987 - 1989        

Anders Folkedal – 1989 - 1991        

Stephen J. Fortune – 1991 - 1993        

A. Oakley Brooks – 1993 - 1995        

Johannes Einarsson – 1995 - 1997        

Allen M. Oliver – 1997 - 1999        

James E. McMillen – 1999 – 2001

Bill Cumberlidge – 2001 – 2003

Michael A. Metcalf – 2003 – 2005

Thomas W. Heimsoth – 2005 – 2007

Michael Platt – 2007 – 2009

John Vitale – 2009 – 2011

Joseph Ozimek – 2011 – 2013

Jep Thornton – 2013 – 2015

Marc S. Allinson – 2015 – 2017

Douglas W. Runte – 2017 – 2019

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