Elevate Aviation Group has named Lezlea List as president of Private Jet Services (PJS), its US charter brokerage subsidiary. As an executive with an extensive career in private aviation, List will lead the PJS business and support the team's ongoing commitment to integrated and innovative solutions.
Most recently, List served as the chief service officer for XO, a Vista Global company. During her 18 year career there, she developed dynamic skills and provided foundational leadership that influenced the finance, sales, operations and customer service teams.
"Lezlea has proven leadership qualities that will further strengthen our world-class service, with a detailed focus on systems efficiency and talent development," says EAG president Randy McKinney. "Her career accomplishments and industry success on a large scale make her the ideal person to support PJS in delivering remarkable experiences."
List graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in finance. She began her career as a finance professional before starting her extensive tenure at XO.
"I am thrilled to join this impressive team and work alongside Greg Raiff," she says. "This is a great foundation, and I look forward to supporting the continued growth and the unwavering commitment to client-centric service at PJS and the integrated Elevate Aviation Group platform."
This summer's historic touring season has prompted PJS to further invest in aircraft and highly qualified touring professionals to support the continued growth of its music and entertainment clients. By making investments in staff, PJS can continue to deliver the same world-class planning services that tour and production managers have relied on for over 20 years. The company is thrilled to welcome Jordan Snyder and Collin Simek to its global touring team.
Snyder brings over a decade of touring and aviation experience to his new position as director of music and entertainment sales, allowing him to immediately leverage his work expertise with complex moves. He has toured globally, most recently as the road manager for duo Twenty One Pilots, and has spent the last few years learning the aviation sector, working for two well-known charter operators.
Simek was recently promoted to the music and entertainment team as executive account manager, having wrapped up another gig within PJS. In his prior role, he displayed his passion for serving clients with tireless engagement and meticulous attention to detail.
As the team strengthens its commitment to the touring industry, PJS has renewed its sponsorship of The Conference: Live at Lititz. Last year's sold-out event brought together veteran tour professionals and those just starting their careers. The multi-day conference, taking place this year on 6-8 December, provides a powerful venue for the team to listen and learn from the people who make tours come alive.