Meet Your API Team

Sheryl Barden President and CEO of Aviation Personnel International


President & CEO

Sheryl is a trusted advisor on HR-related matters in business aviation. She’s also well-regarded as a thought leader on aviation hiring trends and issues, such as the talent shortage. Read bio or email Sheryl.

Jennifer PIckerel Aviation Personnel International


Vice President

Jennifer manages API’s operational functions, takes the lead on many strategic initiatives and is the primary point of contact regarding most recruitment projects and staff needs. Read bio or email Jennifer.

Jenny Showalter Aviation Personnel International


Client Services Manager

Jenny works directly with API’s client hiring managers to identify their professional and cultural needs and matches them with highly vetted, qualified candidates. Read bio or email Jenny.

Debbi Laux Aviation Personnel International


Candidate Services Manager

Partnering with our search firm’s project managers, Debbi Laux helps identify top industry talent, bringing attention to the most qualified candidates for API’s aviation-related positions. Read bio or email Debbi.


Codi Quick Aviation Personnel International


Business Manager

Codi collaborates with API’s recruiting team, candidates and clients throughout the hiring process, by providing seamless technology, recruiting logistics and communication support. Read bio or email Codi.


Janice K. Barden founded API in 1971 and is known as a business aviation "game changer." See how she changed our industry. Learn more