Wheels Up taps Hilton Hotels for Chief Legal Officer

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After plucking a former Amazon and Airbnb executive to lead its Wheels Up marketplace at the end of December, and a GE and eBay alum as human resources boss last week, today Wheels Up tapped Hilton Worldwide. Laura Heltebran joins the diversified private aviation provider as the chief legal officer. She will oversee all legal, corporate governance, privacy, IP, compliance, and risk, reporting to Wheels Up founder and CEO Kenny Dichter.

Wheels Up makes another executive appointment

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Wheels Up has named former eBay and Adobe leader Francesca Molinari as Chief People Officer

Wheels Up earlier today made another senior executive announcement. Former eBay, Adobe, and GE executive Francesca Molinari joins in the newly created Chief People Officer position.

Wheels Up acquires private jet operator Mountain Aviation

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Wheels Up has acquired Mountain Aviation, the 10th largest U.S. Part 135 private jet operator, adding 59 private aircraft to its fleet

The deal makes Wheels Up the world’s largest Citation X operator and sets it up to be a major player in transcontinental private jet flights

Add Mountain Aviation to the list. After acquiring Delta Private Jets, Gama Aviation Signature, and TMC Jets over the past 19 months, Wheels Up has acquired the 10th largest private jet charter operator in the country.

Wheels Up named Top Flight Awards winner

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Wheels Up named winner in Aviation International News’ inaugural Top Flight Awards

Industry trade publication Aviation International News debuted its inaugural Top Flight Awards, a selection by its editors. For the category of Charter, Fractional, and Jet Card Innovation, the winner is Wheels Up.

Wheels Up appoints former Amazon, Airbnb exec as chairman of its marketplace

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Greg Greeley, a former Amazon and Airbnb exec, joins Wheels Up as chairman, marketplace

Greg Greeley, a longtime exec at Amazon and president of Airbnb Homes until this past August, is chairman, marketplace at Wheels Up.

Wheels Up’s Firestone establishes aviation scholarship

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Co-founder of Wheels Up Justin Firestone has launched a scholarship at Arizona State University

Justin Firestone, a co-founder of Wheels Up, has established a scholarship at Arizona State University.

The Justin and Natalie Firestone Scholarship for Entrepreneurship in Aviation is designed to encourage students to pursue aviation careers.

Wheels Up’s Dichter named to 2020’s Responsible 100 list

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The founder and CEO of private jet provider Wheels Up was named to the list of leaders who are actively seeking to help New Yorkers and make the city and state a better place

Wheels Up founder and CEO Kenny Dichter was named to City & State’s Responsible 100 list.

The recipients had previously been limited to the private sector. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s honors were extended to leaders n government, health care, education, and nonprofits.

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