Sheryl-Barden-Aviation-Personnel-International-CEOSAN FRANCISCO – June 2012 – Sheryl Barden, President and CEO of Aviation Personnel International (, has accepted the nomination to join the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) Associate Member Advisory Council, which is made up of representatives from NBAA member companies that provide products and services to the international business aviation community.

“The Associate Member Advisory Council (AMAC) is about providing good council and advice to the NBAA Board of Directors and we feel privileged to welcome Sheryl Barden of Aviation Personnel International (API),” says Jay Mesinger, Chairman of the NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council, NBAA Board Member and President and CEO of J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales, Inc. “Her vast background in leadership and aviation human resources is an essential component to the information needs of the Board.”

As the head of the longest-running business aviation recruiting business, Barden utilizes her extensive background in employee search, screening and coaching to fulfill her clients’ human resource consulting needs. A business aviation flight department recruiting expert for more than 20 years, she is a frequent guest speaker and contributor for industry organizations such as NBAA, Flight Safety Foundation and Women in Corporate Aviation.

In addition to joining the NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council; Barden is the 2012/13 President of the International Women’s Forum of Northern California as well as a member of the International Aviation Womens Association and Women in Corporate Aviation. From 2006-2012, she served as a member of the NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee.

“Aviation is not an airplane business, it is a people business and Sheryl is the best in our field for staffing solutions,” Mesinger says. “Her company reputation as well as her personal reputation is the industry standard. She has set the bar!”

Barden earned a B.S. in Management with an emphasis in Personnel Management from the Pennsylvania State University and a MBA from the McLaren School of Business at the University of San Francisco.

For more information about Barden and API, please visit the API website. To view other AMAC members, visit

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