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Trent J. Corcia is the Chief Executive Officer for the Citation Jet Pilots Association. He is an accomplished aviation leader with executive experience in the U.S. military, major airline, and large aviation training company.
He was previously an officer in the U.S. Air Force and served from 1998 to 2005 as a C-130 instructor/evaluator navigator and mission commander. He deployed throughout the world numerous times including flying combat missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. He joined American Airlines and held a variety of tactical and strategic planning and leadership positions for 5 years. At FlightSafety International for 9 years, he served roles in Marketing, Operations and Sales including as Orlando Center Manager, responsible for running the operations of 170+ employees, 12 Textron Aviation Citation simulators, and welcoming thousands of Clients each year.
Trent has over 4,000 total hours (military and GA) and holds three type ratings which are the Citation Mustang (single pilot), Gulfstream GV and Hawker 800XP. He is an ATP, CFI, CFII and MEI. Trent earned a BS from Texas A&M University, an MBA from SMU’s Cox School of Business, and completed the Harvard Business School Executive MBA (equivalent). He and his wife Michelle reside in Orlando, Florida, have four school aged children, and spend their weekends by the water at a crew regatta or on a soccer field. They enjoy flying their Navajo Chieftain throughout the southeast US as often as they can.
Cheryl currently serves as the COO and Executive Administrator for the Citation Jet Pilots Association. She brings over 33 years of experience in the association management business handling all aspects of association activities and Executive Director leadership. Prior to these roles she served as the Vice President of a multi association management company for 28 years.She is actively involved with aviation and aviation safety as a Lead FAASTeam Representative and is a member of the General Aviation Awards Program Committee. She was honored as the National FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year by FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey.
Bill Alberts, Sr., coordinated his first aircraft owner convention in 1998 and currently manages the Citation Jet Pilots, TBMOPA, EJOPA and TTCF owners’ conventions.
Bill retired from the office furniture retail/wholesale/manufacturer’s representative business in 1994 after selling his company. He had 3 distribution centers in Pittsburgh, PA, Cincinnati, OH, and Nashville, TN, representing 9 office furniture lines in 6 states in addition to 7 retail outlets in the Pittsburgh area.
Bill flew a Malibu/Mirage for 7 years to assist in his business and has about 1,000 hours.