Premier Private Jets announces leadership appointments

Florida-based charter operator Premier Private Jets bulks up leadership as it prepares for growth initiatives.

By Doug Gollan, April 23, 2024

Stuart, Florida-based Premier Private Jets, has announced several leadership appointments.

“We’ve grown this company methodically and prudently for 11 years, becoming a trusted charter provider. Now we are ready to take the company to the next level, and we have put in place an exceptional team to lead this growth,” says Premier’s Founder and CEO Josh Birmingham.

Jeff Lee has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer after serving seven years as VP of Operations.

Bethesda Hospital finance executive Joanne Aquilina has joined as CFO.

John O’Neill has joined as SVP of Operations after stints with Private Jet Services Group and CitationAir.

Former Airshare and Skyshare sales executive Darren Blackett is now VP of Sales.

Kyle Eiserer is VP of FBOs overseeing the Waterford, Michigan, and Dayton, Ohio locations.

Ron Jennings is the VP of Sales and MRO after holding positions at C&L Aviation Group in Bangor, King Aerospace, and Constant Aviation.

Steve Purvis was appointed VP of Maintenance, moving up from Director of Maintenance.

Steve O’Neill, who founded and led CitationAir for Textron Aviation in the early 2000s, is a strategy advisor.

Last month, Premier Private Jets announced it was acquiring Stevens Aerospace Defense’s MRO and FBO in Dayton, Ohio.

Premier operates the MRO under Premier Aviation Services Dayton and the FBO as Premier Jet Services.

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