Candidate Services Manager
Christine Wetherell serves as API’s Candidate Services Manager. A lifelong pilot and seasoned business aviation leader, she is responsible for ensuring that API has a strong, diverse and current pool of candidates to address the needs of the company’s corporate aviation and high-net-worth clients. In that role, she cultivates candidate relationships, advises on job openings and changes, and helps jobseekers enroll and maintain their profiles as API Registered Professionals.™
Additionally, Wetherell assists API’s recruitment team to locate top industry talent, identifying the most qualified candidates for API’s aviation-related positions, including leadership, maintenance, flight operations, in-flight services and scheduling/dispatch.
Wetherell has far-reaching regional and national aviation-related networks in many areas of the industry. Prior to joining API, she was the Director of Administration for the jointly owned Wings Insurance and FlyWise Aviation, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. At both firms, she led the day-to-day operations and HR functions, served as a team leader and managed all aviation events. Wetherell worked in client services for an aircraft management company, as a sales and marketing executive for an aircraft product company, and as a GM for a charter operator.
Wetherell learned to fly at a young age, and soloed on the day she graduated from high school. She then graduated from the FlightSafety International Academy Professional Pilot Program, and spent 10 years as a professional pilot. She was a flight instructor and flew for a variety of firms, including a Part 121 regional carrier, a Part 91 operation and a Part 135 charter operator.
A long-time member of the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA), Wetherell has served as its Executive Director and Board President. She is also a member of the National Business Aviation Association and Women in Corporate Aviation.