Desert Jet announced its founder and current CEO, Denise Wilson, will transition to the new role of chairman of the board for Desert Jet Holdings, the parent company of all Desert Jet entities.
The company also announced the appointment of business aviation industry veteran Jared Fox to the position of Desert Jet’s new chief executive officer which wll take effect from August 1st, 2019.
Denise Wilson founded Desert Jet in 2007 as an aircraft management company. The company added charter operations via part 135 certification in 2009.
“It’s been an incredibly fulfilling experience to have had the opportunity to grow these businesses – literally from nothing – and to also have played a part in the development of so many aviation careers,” said Denise. “Now that we are preparing to open the Desert Jet Center terminal, the time is right for me to announce my successor in leading Desert Jet. I’m thrilled to have Jared Fox come onboard as Desert Jet’s new CEO. I plan to be a resource for Jared as he leads Desert Jet and I look forward to seeing him continue our growth by adding to an already amazing team of aviation professionals.”
Jared Fox brings more than 20 years of broad experience in business and general aviation to Desert Jet having served in various leadership positions such as vice president, sales manager and airport manager.
He said, “The Desert Jet team and company culture are like no other in business and private aviation. I’ve been a big fan for years and jumped at the opportunity to lead the team. I look forward to growing the charter, maintenance and FBO businesses into the premier aviation service company on the West Coast.”
With its newly appointed CEO in place and nearing completion of its new FBO facility and headquarters, Desert Jet will be focused on expanding its workforce and accelerating the growth of all its business entities.