Your WAMA Board of Directors


Interested in Joining the Board or volunteering?

Please speak to any of our board members and  we will invite you to one of our Board meetings. 

There are many reasons to get involved in a professional organization.  Career advancement visibility, networking, sharing your skill set to support a premier aircraft maintenance organization...and it's fun too!

Email any of us with your interests!

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Board Officers

 


WAMA  President, Jody Kerton

Dassault Falcon Jet- Customer Support Engineer


As a long standing member of WAMA since the mid 1980s, Jody has served on the WAMA board since 2004 as a volunteer, Membership Chair, Vice President, and now as President.  Jody is no stranger to Westchester County Airport.  Growing up 15 minutes from the airport, he started his aviation career at HPN pumping Avgas while attending college and studying for his A&P license.  He has since worked in General Aviation, an Avionics facility, fifteen years in a large corporate flight department,Chief of Maintenance for one aircraft and currently Engineering Support at Dassault Falcon Jet.  Experience includes part 91, 125 and 135 operations, King Air, Gulfstream, Boeing 737-400,Global Express and Falcon family of aircraft.

“Being an active member of a premier aircraft maintenance organization really benefits your career through networking and increases your exposure to industry professionals.”

  Contact: president@wamahpn.org


WAMA  Vice President, Dave Schiavone

Concorde Battery- Area Representative


Dave began his Aviation career by enlisting in the US Navy in 1979 as an Aviation Mechanic. He went to work for Aero Quality Sales and Aviall battery Shop. He joined the US Air Force Air National guard for a combined 22 years of service. He is an active member of American Legions helping other Veterans.  Dave has been part of W.A.M.A since 1983, he served on the board as treasurer, Membership chair, an active contributor and Training liaison.  Dave has developed the WAMA online spot Light and has written about our flight department members.  He is currently an Area Sales Manager for Concorde Battery Corporation,

His memberships include:  

Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association, Professional Aviation Maintenance Association and Long Island Business Aviation                                                              Association.

                                   

  Contact: vpwama@wamahpn.org


 

WAMA CoTreasurer, Joan Szemplenski

 

Joan brings over 35 years of aviation experience to the WAMA Board. Her aviation career started as an Assistant Manager of a flight school, at Central New Jersey Regional Airport (47N). The student pilot’s enthusiasm was contagious and it’s where her love of aviation began.

She has worked for Part 121, 135 but mostly at 91 operations, which includes several Fortune 50 companies as an Aircraft Scheduler. She retired from Verizon’s Corporate Flight Department after 16 years of service. Currently Joan schedules Demo flights for Dassault Falcon Jet.

Joan holds a BS Degree in Business Administration from Concordia College  Bronxville, NY, and has her Private Pilot’s License.

  Contact: treasurer@wamahpn.org


WAMA CoTreasurer, Jennifer Riegel


Jennifer started her aviation career at Signature flight Support in MMU as the Customer Service Manager. She was promoted to Duty Manager by working both the customer service desk and outside fueling, towing and marshalling aircraft. She continued her aviation career at Jet Aviation TEB as Customer Service Manager/Client Liaison. Currently Jennifer is the East Coast Sales Manager for Air Culinaire Worldwide. 

 

 

 



  Contact: treasurer@wamahpn.org

 



WAMA Secretary, Kate Lawrence

CCP Industries- Area Sales Representative


 


 


 

  Contact: secretary@wamahpn.org



WAMA Social Media /Events Coordinator, Kate Lawrence



 

WAMA Web/Technical Chair, Jody Kerton



 

  Contact: president@wamahpn.org

 

NBAA Advisor/Communications, Brittany Davies

NBAA Northeast Regional Representative