Cypress, Texas. Paragon Aviation Group held their inaugural international Leadership Meeting, November 8th – 10th at Odyssey Aviation Bahamas (MYNN) in Nassau, Bahamas. Leadership Meetings consist of a comprehensive FBO on-site evaluation with constructive feedback, shared best practices, guest speakers, group dinners, breakout sessions, and other networking opportunities for FBO general managers, owners, and executives.
Over 18 FBO mid- and upper-management attendees representing over 15 FBOs in the network participated in the three-day event held at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and Odyssey’s FBO. The event kicked off with a welcome reception for attendees and their spouses hosted by Odyssey Aviation Bahamas. With four locations in the Bahamas, Odyssey Aviation is consistently rated as one of the top FBOs in the Caribbean with numerous accolades and awards.
“Odyssey Aviation Bahamas is our founding member and they were such a gracious host. The purpose of this meeting is for each member to gain more insight into their own FBO by building relationships and developing better practices,” said Megan Barnes, President of Paragon Aviation Group. “The more our members share with each other during these meetings, the stronger our network becomes and in turn helps improve everyone’s operational, service, and sales efforts.”
Two awards are given out at the end of the event including an MVP Award which is voted on by attendees based on who they believed provided the most value and input during the meeting. This year’s winner was Bobby Courtney, Vice President of Aviation at Fontainebleau Aviation at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (KOPF). Scott Cutshall, Senior Vice President at Clay Lacy Aviation, took home the “Awesome Idea” Award where attendees presented an idea to the group on a way to save money or increase revenue at their operation.
A special thank you to all sponsors: FlightBridge, GGT Worldwise, Harbor Six Advisors, JetSet Media, Odyssey Aviation Bahamas, Pilot John International, Private Jet Media, Stax, and X-1FBO.
The Paragon Network is a distinguished membership of elite FBOs and international handling agents that provide world-class service to general aviation travelers around the globe. Paragon Aviation Group performs a comprehensive audit of the facilities and services offered to ensure the quality of the member base before any FBO joins The Paragon Network. Each member FBO must comply with a set of strategically developed core standards to remain in the group. Paragon Aviation Group facilitates The Paragon Network.
Paragon Aviation Group is a family business comprised of Mike Delk, Megan Barnes, and Molly LeBlanc. With their combined industry experience of over 85 years, they have introduced an exciting industry platform for premier aviation service providers.