Sheryl Barden, President & CEO of Aviation Personnel Intl a women-owned small business

SAN FRANCISCO – March 8, 2022 – For 50 years, Aviation Personnel International (API) has served as the woman-owned business aviation recruiting firm in the U.S. To kick off Women’s History Month, API’s President and CEO Sheryl Barden announces that the talent management and consulting firm is now certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“At API, we’ve always prided ourselves on being a women-owned small business—long before there were certifications that designated us as such,” explained Sheryl Barden, CAM, the President and CEO of Aviation Personnel International. “That said, we understand that our clients—corporations and high-net-worth aircraft owners—very much value diversity in their supply chain, and we are proud to serve as a fantastic source for their aviation recruiting needs.”

Based in San Francisco, with regional offices in Minnesota and Arizona, the API team combines its extensive aviation knowledge with its expertise in human resources and executive aviation recruitment, with the goal of providing talent identification and placements, compensation and HR consulting as well as outplacement services for flight departments with one or more aircraft.

To learn more about API, please call 1-415-751-3250, or visit

About Aviation Personnel International

Founded 50 years ago, Aviation Personnel International ( is the longest-running business aviation recruiting firm serving the hiring needs of business aviation and private aviation. A certified Women-Owned Small Business and Women’s Business Enterprise, API offers its clients the broadest portfolio of fully vetted candidates, including senior aviation leaders, pilots, maintenance, cabin safety crew, schedulers and dispatchers. Headquartered in San Francisco, API’s team members combine their extensive aviation knowledge with their expertise in human resources and executive aviation recruitment to provide retained talent identification, staff development and outplacement services for flight departments with one or more aircraft.

Media contact:

Jill Henning (for API)
602-502-6206 (Phoenix)

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