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Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 11, 2022 – Aviation News. This past Saturday, Sheltair was proud to host the Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) and their 2022 Gala at Sheltair’s Fort Lauderdale International Airport location. The event paid tribute to prominent local leaders recognizing their contributions to aviation and the South Florida community.

Established in 1927, GMAA is one of the Americas’ most extensive and longest-standing Civic and Business Aviation organizations. To guarantee the implementation of professional, ethically upstanding action programs in topics on the Aviation and Aerospace industries, GMAA collaborates with other organizations, industry leaders, and government and civic leaders. Now celebrating its 17th Gala, the GMAA celebrated the recipients of their prestigious awards, emphasizing the hometown leaders who continue to contribute to aviation’s evolution and progress.

The awardees of the event were:
• Fred Murphy, CEO, FEAM Maintenance & Engineering for the Wright Brothers Award
• Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
for the Juan Trippe Award
• Jorge Fernandez & Allan Jiron, Co-owners of Summit Aviation for the Glenn Curtiss Award
• Lisa Holland, CEO and President of Sheltair, for the Amelia Earhart Award.
• GA Telesis for the Corporate Award
• Michael Finney (Posthumously), Beacon Council – Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Recognizing the significance of the name that graces this award, I am truly humbled and honored to have been selected for this recognition,” said Sheltair CEO and President Lisa Holland, recipient of the Amelia Earhart Award. “I want to thank the Sheltair team. Each of them makes the future bright and helps bring to life our mission of family first. Fuel. Build Serve.”

In addition to recognizing the 2022 Gala award recipients, GMAA also is awarded scholarships through the George T. Bachelor Scholarship Fund, Paramount Aviation Services, the Murphy Family, the Tzur Family, and the Nelson Gonzalez Family.

About Sheltair
Sheltair is a family-owned company that enjoys a national reputation for its superior customer focus and service-driven corporate culture. Founded in 1963 by Jerry Holland, father of current Sheltair President Lisa Holland, it is the nation’s largest privately-owned aviation network, proudly operating 14 award-winning FBOs and a portfolio of over 4.0 million square feet of aviation-related properties across the country.