38 Years of Service

Management Bios

Lynn M. Krogh - CEO & Founder

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Mr. Krogh graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University and went directly into professional aviation. He held management positions with several aviation firms and was an FAA Check Airman under Part 135 and Part 121 companies. He was a simulator instructor and eventually a senior captain for a major U.S. airline. Mr. Krogh co-founded International Jet in 1979 and served in various capacities including Director of Operations, President and most recently CEO. Mr. Krogh is an FAA-rated Airline Transport Pilot with additional ratings in gliders and seaplanes and has logged more than 16,000 hours. He has experience in many different aircraft including the following jet aircraft: Citation, Learjet, L-29 Delfin, DC-8, DC-10, Airbus 320, and Boeing 727, 737, 757, 767. In addition, Mr. Krogh is a current Certified Flight Instructor and an FAA-licensed Airframe and Powerplant (A & P) Mechanic. He owns and flies his own Cessna 172 for recreation and to introduce others to aviation. Mr. Krogh is a lifetime member of the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). He has given his volunteer time to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Boy Scouts of America, the All-American Boys Chorus and EAA Young Eagles.


Brian D. Smith - President

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Mr. Smith was given his first flying lesson at the age of 10 in southwestern Connecticut and started flying on his own at the age of 17. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science and a minor in Business Administration. He built most of his early aviation experience flying over 100 different types of single and multi-engine aircraft around the country. For the past 25 years he has been part of International Jet serving in many different capacities including: Director of Training & Standardization, Director of Safety, Check Airman, Chief Pilot and President. Brian has over 12,000 hours and 19 years of commercial airline experience flying to over 30 countries and making 50+ circles around the globe in various Learjets, Boeing 727, DC-10 and MD-11 aircraft. Brian and his family contribute to many charities including Pilots For Kids, Make-A-Wish Foundation, EAA and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.


H. William Wallace Milam, lll - Chairman Emeritus & Founder

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Mr. Milam graduated from San Jose State University in 1973 with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduating from college he went to work for Wells Fargo Bank in San Jose, California. In 1979 Mr. Milam co-founded International Jet where he has served as Company President, CEO and most recently, Chairman. Mr. Milam learned to fly while attending college and is an FAA-rated Commercial Pilot. He owns and flies his own Cessna 182RG and is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). He has been a volunteer member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Golf Tournament Advisory Board for the past several years and has also donated to many other charitable organizations including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, American Heart Association, Volunteers of America and the Arthritis Foundation. Mr. Milam served in the California Army National Guard from 1970 – 1976.

  • Management
  • Sam GillissSam Gilliss
    Vice President & GM
  • Operations
  • Gary R. AndersonGary R. Anderson
    Assistant Chief Pilot - Compliance
  • Rod ChampneyRod Champney
    Director of Technology
  • Donovan DeVasherDonovan DeVasher
    Director Of Safety
  • Justin P. Regan Justin P. Regan
    Chief Pilot
  • Adam SherakAdam Sherak
    Director of Maintenance
  • Doug StrangfeldDoug Strangfeld
    Vice President of Operations
  • John CeimetJohn Ceimet
    Facility Manager
  • Charter Services
  • Steve GondorcinSteve Gondorcin
    Flight Coordinator
  • Galiya LahtiGaliya Lahti
    Flight Coordinator
  • Irina HurleyIrina Hurley
    Flight Coordinator
  • Customer Relations and Marketing
  • Lisa VisinLisa Visin
    Director Of Customer Relations & Marketing
  • Customer Service / Sales
  • Adam Brown - SalesAdam Brown
    Director Of Business Development
  • Administration
  • Cindy HillCindy Hill
    Controller
  • Jovana MirkovicJovana Mirkovic
    Administrative Assistant
  • Heike SchaefferHeike Schaeffer
    Assistant Controller
38 Years of Service