Over four decades experience in various sectors of the aviation industry make Leonard a considerable asset to the Hawthorne Global Aviation Service’s Board of Directors.

Charleston, SC. April 10, 2018 --- Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, a premier provider of general aviation services, announced today that Glenn Leonard has been appointed as the newest member of the Board of Directors. 

“We coordinated an extensive search for someone who would strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and experience, and we are delighted to have found such an exceptional individual,” said Bill Koch, Hawthorne Global Aviation Service’s Board Chairman. “I’m confident that Glenn is going to make an important and positive impact on our company.”

“I am extremely proud and honored to be asked by the great team at Hawthorne to take a position on their Board,” Leonard said. “The company has demonstrated a commitment to growth and has earned an enviable reputation for customer service in the highly-competitive aircraft services and maintenance industries.”

“I have always admired Hawthorne for their unwavering dedication to safety and unsurpassed service,” he said. “I have tremendous respect for all of the Hawthorne board members, and I look forward to working with them.”

Over his 45-year career in the aviation industry, Leonard has held key positions in commercial, charter, scheduled Part 135 and, for the past 30-years, Part 121 scheduled air carrier operations. He has vast knowledge and understanding of flight, maintenance and engineering operations, which he will bring to his new position.

Most recently, Leonard was the co-founder of CAVOK, a global aviation services and consulting firm, which is now operated by Marsh McClennan as part of Oliver Wyman. During his employment, he was deeply involved with three mega airline mergers that have occurred in the last decade. 

Throughout his career, Leonard has advised clients on the operational and regulatory aspects associated with air carrier maintenance and engineering as well as flight operations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Aloft AeroArchitects in Georgetown, DE.

Leonard is a licensed pilot holding an Airline Transport Pilot License with several type ratings and approximately 10,000-hours. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Business Administration. With their sons now grown, Leonard and his wife divide their time between Port Aransas, TX and Ruidoso, NM.



Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is a premier provider of general aviation services, with a rich history in the industry dating back to 1932. Hawthorne operates six premier Fixed Based Operators (FBO), including Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY (KISP), Cobb County International Airport in Atlanta, Ga. (KRYY), Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, Ill. (KPWK), Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, Wis. (KEAU), Tuscaloosa Regional Airport in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (KTCL) and Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa (KSUX).  Its Long Island MacArthur Airport FBO in Islip, NY (KISP) offers private jet charter, maintenance and avionics; the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, Wis. (KEAU) FBO offers private jet charter and maintenance; the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport FBO in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (KTCL) offers private jet maintenance and the Sioux Gateway Airport FBO in Sioux City, Iowa (KSUX) offers private jet maintenance and avionics. For more information on Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, please visit www.hawthorne.aero.  

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