Executive AirShare Hires Ben Clouse, CPA as Vice President of Finance and CFO
Kansas City, MO-- September 27,2012- Regional fractional aircraft ownership company Executive AirShare today announced Ben Clouse, CPA has joined the Kansas City, Mo.-based company as vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Clouse, 39, joins Executive AirShare from H&R Block, where he served most recently as assistant vice president, audit services.
Clouse is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Missouri, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Accounting from Kansas State University. He has 16 years’ experience in finance, including work as an assurance and advisory services manager with the Kansas City office of Deloitte & Touche LLP, vice president of finance and corporate controller for Gold Bank Corporation, Inc., and ten years with H&R Block in various financial management roles.
“The rules governing business aviation become more complex every year and Executive AirShare has added new service offerings to help our shareowners and clients make the most of their investments in business aircraft,” said Robert D. Taylor, Executive AirShare chairman and chief executive officer. “Ben’s experience in risk management and in driving process improvement will be beneficial for both our company and for our customers.”
Executive AirShare recently introduced its Launch and Launch Premium aircraft leasing programs, which complement its existing EMBark 32 lease-equity, fractional ownership and aircraft management programs, offering business aircraft users a complete range of services to best meet their particular needs.
Taylor said Clouse’s experience offers tremendous value for Executive AirShare shareowners and other customers as they evaluate the options that work best for both their business and their travel requirements.
Executive AirShare serves shareowners in Kansas City, Mo., Wichita, Kan., Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Fort Worth and Dallas, and Buffalo, N.Y. Its subsidiary, Executive Flight Services, manages aircraft for owners from bases in Fort Worth, Dallas, Wichita, Kansas City and Buffalo.
Executive AirShare is the world’s leading operator of Embraer Phenom aircraft and currently serves the Central U.S. and Great Lakes region, operating a fleet of Phenom 300 and 100, Beechjet 400A, King Air 350 and C90B aircraft. Executive AirShare is the only established fractional aircraft ownership company in the U.S. to offer both the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 aircraft. Executive AirShare also offers aircraft management and charter services through its subsidiary, Executive Flight Services. For more information about Executive AirShare and its services, please visit www.execairshare.com.
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