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VISION

IADA NextGen is dedicated to inspiring and uplifting the careers of young professionals in the aviation Industry.

MISSION

Our mission at IADA NextGen is to harness the collective strength of IADA with the objective of cultivating tomorrow’s aviation leaders. Our goal is to provide unparalleled networking opportunities, foster professional development through mentorship, and spread the innovative ideas of NextGen throughout the IADA membership.

CORE PILLARS

NETWORKING

NextGen facilitates peer-to-peer connections and organizes industry events and meetups. The IADA directory enables NextGen to discover fellow members in their vicinity and during travel, fostering meaningful connections. We also provide a forum for open communication.

FUTURE LEADERS

NextGen empowers members through education via webinars, professional development opportunities, and the recognition of emerging leaders.

MENTORSHIP

IADA leaders actively mentor NextGen members, providing invaluable education and guidance. This program helps to ensure a transfer of experience and knowledge.

PAYING IT FORWARD

NextGen pays it forward by connecting with incoming university students, serving as liaison to universities & IADA member companies. This includes facilitating internships, organizing events, and more. NextGen collaborates with the IADA Foundation on this initiative.

INDUSTRY PROGRESS

NextGen is dedicated and mindful of future industry progress including sustainability, identifying roadblocks and challenges as well as supporting actionable solutions to technology, fuels, manufacturing, and other pivotal elements of aviation.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jessica Belcher

Exclusive Aircraft Sales
Chair

Richard A. McEachin

Aviation Legal Group, P.A.
Vice-Chair

Sam Gilchrist

Gilchrist Aviation Law, PC
Mentorship- Education Committee

Kyle Wagman

Leading Edge Aviation Solutions, LLC
Mentorship- Education Committee

Preston Jasper

Jetcraft
Networking - International

John Bowman

Hatt & Associates, LLC
Future Leaders

Spencer Bloomer

JetTransactions
Networking - Social Media

Jordan Scales

Clay Lacy Aviation
Paying it Forward - Foundation | Scholarship | Universities

Patrick Bradley

Global Wings, LLC