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  careers in business aviation day NBAA16The NBAA Careers in Business Aviation Day, a special event for students, is a highlight of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). This year’s program, set for Nov. 3, will honor the legacy of Janice K. Barden, a longtime leader and visionary in the business aviation industry. Read the NBAA article here. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
NBAA BACE innovation zone   The Innovation Zone is back for the 2016 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, (NBAA-BACE) and once again will feature sessions highlighting new concepts and technologies for business aviation. “The Innovation Zone is exciting for attendees because we aren’t just looking at new technologies,” said Mike Nichols, NBAA’s vice president of educational development and professionalism. “We also want to discuss philosophies that are innovative in nature, including fresh and different approaches to managing the workforce versus our industry’s more traditional approaches.”  Read the NBAA article here.Save Save Save
Business Aviation Insider - staffing shortage   Projected global airline industry growth, combined with competition from other industries, means that business aviation faces increasing pressure to attract and retain the number of quality employees that it needs to meet demand. The good news is, there’s still time to implement strategies that will help flight departments compete with other employers. Even better news: NBAA and others in business aviation are hard at work on those strategies. Click here to read the article in Business Aviation Advisor. Save Save Save
Aviation International News   By Kerry Lynch - September 3, 2016 Janice Barden, the founder of Aviation Personnel International (API) who was well known within the business aviation community for her contributions over nearly six decades, died on July 31. Born in Cleveland, Barden obtained a degree in industrial psychology from Kent State University and then spent 15 years working for an airline personnel placement firm. In 1971 she decided to start her own business, API, in New Orleans, establishing the first female-owned and -operated personnel search firm dedicated to business aviation. The firm, now run by her daughter Sheryl Barden, has placed thousands of professionals in business aviation. Read the full article on AINonline. Save Save Save Save
Business & Commercial Aviation famed API founder       By William Garvey, Jessica A. Salerno and Molly McMillin Janice K.  Barden, founder of Aviation Personnel International (API), a San Francisco-based aviation recruiting firm specializing in business aviation, an industry in which she was a major figure, died July 31. Sheryl Barden, CEO and president of API, said her mother “Never stopped talking about this wonderful industry and the pride she had in it, literally until the day she died.” Since its founding in 1971, API has placed thousands of professionals. Read the full article on AviationWeek.com.
St. Helena Star     By David Stoneberg, editor, The St. Helena Star

A celebration of life for St. Helena’s Janice K. Barden McKinnon will be held in October in Napa for family, friends and her Vineyard Valley neighbors. Barden died Sunday, July 31. Barden was a pioneer in business aviation and the chairman and founder of Aviation Personnel International (API), a business aviation recruiting firm, in 1971, in New Orleans. She contributed to the aviation community for more than 60 years. Read the full article in The St. Helena Star.

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BlueSky Business Aviation News logo business aviation pioneerThe National Business Aviation Association has marked the passing of Janice K. Barden, founder of Aviation Personnel International (API), who was well known for her many contributions to business aviation. “Jan Barden was a remarkable figure, and a tireless supporter of NBAA and the business aviation community,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read about the business aviation pioneer in BlueSky News.

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Sheryl Barden of API Joins NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council

Sheryl Barden Joins NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council

SAN FRANCISCO June 2012 – Sheryl Barden, President and CEO of Aviation Personnel International (APIaviation.com), has accepted the nomination to join the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) Associate Member Advisory Council, which […]

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Aviation Personnel International Celebrates 40 Years in Aviation

API Celebrates 40 Years in Aviation

Founder Janice K. Barden was among the first female professionals in business aviation  SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 2011 – In 1971, Federal Express, Amtrak and more than 25 air carriers, including Southwest Airlines, […]

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Aviation Personnel International Promotes Colleen Kelly to Vice President

Colleen Kelly promoted to VP

SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 2011 – Sheryl Barden, President of Aviation Personnel International (APIaviation.com), today announced the promotion of Colleen Kelly to Vice President, Client and Talent Relations, responsible for the retained recruitment of aviation professionals on […]

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