Thursday, May 22 Commemorative Air Force
at the 57th Fighter Group

 

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CELEBRATING30 YEARS: 1984 - 2014

The Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta was founded in 1984 by Lockheed Aircraft Company executives and local business people to serve the aviation community.

Meet Our August Speaker--Mason Holland

Mason Holland lives in Charleston SC with Mary (his spouse of 27 years), and their two boys Zachary and Tyson.

Over the past 25 years, Mr. Holland has created, operated, and reorganized businesses in several industries. The common element in all of his endeavors has been a strong focus on providing cost effective, value oriented service for customers while increasing shareholder value.

Currently, Mr. Holland serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board for Benefitfocus.com, Inc., a health care technology company Mr. Holland established in 2000. Benefitfocus is now the largest provider of online benefits enrollment software in the country. As a 'software as a service company', Benefitfocus has developed a network to electronically exchange and communicate benefits data with over 1,000 insurance and employee benefit providers to serve over 20 million consumers on the Benefitfocus platform.

Mr. Holland also serves as the CEO and Chairman of Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. In 2009, Mr. Holland created Eclipse Aerospace for the purpose of providing service and support for the fleet of 260 Eclipse twin-engine light jets and to re-introduce the Eclipse Jet back into production. In October of 2013, Eclipse Aerospace launched the new production and deliveries of the Eclipse 550 twin-engine light jets, the world’s most economical twin-engine light jet.

Mr. Holland also is the majority owner of North American Jet Charter, a jet charter and management services firm, as well as owner of Holland Properties, a real estate development firm that designs, builds, and manages commercial office buildings.

Upon moving to Charleston in 1988, Mr. Holland founded American Pensions, Inc., a full service pension administration and investment advisory firm where he served as Chairman and President until its sale to a Southeast Regional bank in 2003. Prior to 1988, Mr. Holland was employed with a Wall Street based investment firm after attending Old Dominion University in Norfolk VA.

In addition to his business endeavors, Mr. Holland currently serves as the Chairman of the Carolina Coastal American Red Cross, serves as a board member with the South Carolina Aquarium, and is a partner in Social Venture Partners of Charleston, SC. Previously, Mr. Holland has held past positions as President of the Exchange Club of Mount Pleasant, the President of the SC District Exchange Club, a Board Office for the Low Country Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and a founding board member for the Isle of Palms Run for the Child. In addition, Mr. Holland is a commercial rated aircraft pilot.

About the Atlanta Aero Club

The Atlanta Aero Club is dedicated to providing a forum for matters affecting aviation in the Atlanta area, both commercial and general; recognizing and awarding those making the greatest contribution to furthering aviation in the Atlanta area; communicating and disseminating information affecting aviation; and promoting all aviation and recognizing its importance to the metropolitan area and to the State of Georgia.

Please take a few moments to browse the site and see what the Aero Club has to offer. If you would like to attend one of our great events, keep an eye out to the right in the Upcoming Events section for information.

Our 2013 Guest Speakers were:

• January--Bruce Whitman, President of Flight Safety

• March--Mark Burns, President of Product Support, Gulfstream Aerospace

• May--Tom Hendricks, President of the National Air Transporation Association

• July--Steve Dickson, SVP of Flight Operations at Delta Air Lines

• September--Hal Shevers, Founder/Chairman of Sporty's

• November--Louis Miller, GM Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Individual Memberships are only $55 a year. Support the Atlanta Aviation Industry by joining or renewing now!

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May's Meeting with the Commemorative Air Force

The Atlanta Aero Club had a great meeting in May at the 57th Fighter Group restaurant, which included the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing's P-51 Mustang. Thanks, everyone, for the great turn-out and as always, thanks for supporting the Club!

January 2014

Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth
Adjutant General
Georgia National Guard

March 2014

Todd Simmons
Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Support
Cirrus Design Aircraft Company

May 2014

Jack Van Ness
Dixie Wing Executive Officer
Commemorative Air Force

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