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Mission Statement

We work to preserve the freedom to fly by…

Making aircraft ownership easier by offering members friendly and hassle-free services to find great financing options through a dedicated and trusted network of experienced aviation lenders.

AOPA Aviation Finance is committed to providing support for the AOPA mission, which is to help preserve airports, grow the pilot population, and protect the interests of general aviation through advocacy in Washington, DC and all 50 states.

Contact Information

Phone: 800.62.PLANE (75263)

Fax: 877.314.6448

Email:[email protected]

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Adam Meredith

President
Adam is an accomplished aviation finance professional with over 15 years finance and banking experience. Adam came to AOPA after working in Commercial Lending and Workout for the Aviation Group at Santander/Sovereign Bank. His work experience has primarily been in business development and analytical roles where he has always provided exceptional service to his customers. Adam also has start-up and small business experience owning and operating TJM Motorsport, an automotive parts wholesaler, which he co-founded. Adam is an aviation enthusiast, holding his Commercial SEL/MEL and Instrument ratings.
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Emily Meczkowski

Director, Sales & Operations
Emily came to AOPA after working in the advertising industry for over 10 years. Her work experience has primarily been in operations and marketing. Her role at AAF is to improve operations and create efficiencies allowing all AOPA member’s a positive experience when using our services. Emily is an aviation enthusiast who received her private pilot’s license in December 2014.
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Brian Macbean

Account Executive, Western Region
Brian’s background includes eight years of financial experience. In his last role as a Financial Consultant, Brian gained strong experience by building relationships with clients. Brian's role at AOPA Aviation Finance is to determine members' unique financing needs and educate members on the loan process, walking them through from start to approval. Brian is a private pilot and was born and raised in Utah.
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Caroline Childs

Account Executive, Eastern Region
Caroline has seven years of experience as a settlement and closing processor and has independently coordinated settlements and prepared final title policies and title commitments. Caroline's role at AOPA Aviation Finance is to determine members' unique financing needs and educate members on the loan process, walking them through from start to approval. Caroline assists members throughout the entire loan process through closing by clarifying issues and researching and exploring answers and alternative solutions.
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Adam O'Hara

Account Executive, Central Region
Adam is the financial Account Executive for the Central Region. Adam attended St. Joseph’s University where he obtained a double major and a minor in Economics, International Relations, and History respectively. He got his start in finance with the mortgage industry where he gained experience forming a start-up brokerage firm as well as several years with large financial entities such as Fannie Mae. During this period he honed his financial skills and a customer-centric work ethic. His role at AOPA Aviation Finance is to determine members' unique financing needs and educate members on the loan process, walking them through from start to approval. His background in aviation came in the form of helicopters with over a thousand hours instruction in them as well as being a pilot for Virginia Airborne Search and Rescue. He is currently working on his fixed wing private pilot rating.
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Kevin Show

Senior Aircraft Finance Analyst
Kevin will assist members with initial loan questions and conduct financial analysis of aircraft loans. Kevin’s background includes three years of financial experience, most recently as a Consumer Loan Processor. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. Kevin is an instrument rated commercial pilot and currently working toward certified flight instructor and commercial multi-engine certificates. Kevin is also a board member for the Lawrence County Airport Authority in Pennsylvania.
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Amy Trumble

Administrative Loan Processor
Amy provides support to the finance analysts by collecting applications and supporting documents from members. Her goal is to help expedite the finance process by making sure all application packages are complete before they are sent to our lenders. Amy joined AOPA Aviation Finance Company in October 2014. Amy has experience in bank telling, auditing and receptionist positions. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Joe Dini

Senior Advisor
Joe is Senior Advisor and Board member of AOPA Finance Company, LLC. Joe serves as Treasurer of Massachusetts Air and Space Museum. He is currently President of an aviation finance consulting company, Air Credit Alliance, Inc., and sits on or advises the boards of several aviation companies. He has been directly involved in the aviation finance and leasing industry for over 45 years. He has set up several aviation finance groups for such entities as First NH Banks, GMAC, Merrill Lynch, Sovereign Bank, and others. He has also owned and managed several aircraft acquisition and marketing companies. He served as a trustee of Daniel Webster College and was chair of its finance committee. He has written many articles on aircraft finance and presented at a number of national and international aviation finance symposiums. He is an officer in CAP and a private pilot. He served in the U.S. Navy reserves in the early 1960s. Joe holds a B.S. in finance from Northeastern University and M.S. degree from Lesley University.

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