39 Years of Service

Management Bios

Brian D. Smith - President


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 30+ years he has been part of International Jet serving in many different capacities including: Director of Training & Standardization, Director of Safety, 22 years as an FAA Check Airman, Chief Pilot and President. Brian has over 12,000 hours and 23 years of commercial airline experience flying to over 50 countries and making more than 100 circles around the globe in various aircraft to include: Learjets, the Boeing 727, DC-10, MD-11 and the Boeing 777. 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


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
  • Doug StrangfeldDoug Strangfeld
    Vice President of Operations
  • Chad ButzineChad Butzine
    General Manager
  • Operations
  • Gary R. AndersonGary R. Anderson
    Assistant Chief Pilot - Compliance
  • Steve BontragerSteve Bontrager
    Director Of Safety
  • John CeimetJohn Ceimet
    Hangar Operations Manager
  • Rod ChampneyRod Champney
    Director of Technology
  • Keith HainesC. Keith Haines
    Chief Pilot
  • Adam SherakAdam Sherak
    Director of Maintenance
  • Charter Services
  • Christy EdwardsChristy Edwards
    Flight Coordinator
  • Patrick EngelPatrick Engel
    Flight Coordinator
  • Logan Nelson - Flight CoordinatorLogan Nelson
    Flight Coordinator
  • Nicole ReintsNicole Reints
    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
  • Angela Murray - SalesAngela Murray
    Charter Sales Representative
  • Administration
  • Colleen MeansColleen Means
  • Rachel Rodriguez - Administrative AssistantRachel Rodriguez
    Administrative Assistant
  • Heike SchaefferHeike Schaeffer
    Assistant Controller
  • Tracy WaltersTracy Walters
    Director Of Human Resources
40 Years of Service