Digital Journal: Verna Kay Joins ExcelAire as Vice President of Marketing and Administration


RONKONKOMA, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2014) - ExcelAire, one of the nation's leading private jet charter and aircraft management companies, today announced that Verna Kay has joined the firm as Vice President of Marketing and Administration. Ms. Kay will be responsible for the operations, human resources and marketing efforts of ExcelAire's charter and aircraft management business. ExcelAire has a fleet of more than 20 jets, including one of the largest Embraer Legacy fleets in North America.
"Verna is a highly accomplished senior level aviation professional, with extensive experience at Jet Blue, and American Airlines, and a deep expertise in human resources and operations," said Bob Sherry President of ExcelAire. "As our firm continues to grow, Verna is ideally suited to help us to continue to raise our level of excellence for our clients and our employees."
Ms. Kay has more than 25 years experience in the aviation industry, with American Airlines, Jet Blue and CLEAR. Before joining ExcelAire, she was Director Human Resources for CLEAR (known as the Easy-Pass of airport security), where she developed and oversaw all human resources systems and processes. At Jet Blue, she served as Director of Recruitment during the rapid-growth years with specific responsibility for pilot hiring. She spent 20 years at American Airlines, starting out with the company as a flight attendant in Chicago, and among her many jobs and promotions, she most recently served as JFK Base Manager, Flight Service.
"I am thrilled to join ExcelAire to promote an employee-centric corporate culture that is dedicated to exceeding our client's needs through unsurpassed safety, service and responsiveness," said Verna Kay, VP of Marketing and Administration.
ExcelAire provides unmatched levels of service to aircraft owners and charter customers. With a team of private jet travel professionals, ExcelAire exceeds even the highest expectations and ensures that each trip is executed flawlessly.
About ExcelAire
A Hawthorne Global Aviation Services company, ExcelAire is one of the nation's leading private jet charter firms, specializing in worldwide jet charters, aircraft management, maintenance and sales. The company maintains office and hangar space at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) and White Plains, NY with aircraft based throughout the Northeast and Midwest available for worldwide charter. Further information about the ExcelAire fleet, including downloadable photos and individual aircraft specifications, is available at, or by calling 631-737-0477.
About Hawthorne Global Aviation Services
Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is a premier provider of general aviation services, with a rich history in the industry dating back to 1932. For more information, please visit
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