Lance Phillips is a career aviator with roles in aircraft operations, management and sales and marketing leadership. He is a student of aviation history, earned a bachelor's degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has held roles as instructor and pilot, culminating in a Gulfstream G100 type rating and many hours in the Beechjet 400A. In addition to managing aircraft and flight operations, he has held management and executive positions for FlightSafety International, HawkerBeechcraft, Textron Aviation, Mooney Aircraft and lastly serving as vice president of sales and marketing for Lancair after its move to Texas. Lance also owns and manages Phillips Aero Services, an aviation consulting business, and Air & Asphalt, a small brand focused on motoring art.
He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife, Melinda, and their dogs, Gracie and Ben.
Lance joined the Pinnacle Air Network as Executive Director in June 2021.