People: Willis Lease Finance Corp (WLFC.O)

WLFC.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Willis

65 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Donald Nunemaker

66 2011 President

Dean Poulakidas

45 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Judith Webber

63 2005 Senior Vice President-Technical Services

Robert Keady

2015 Director

Austin Willis

33 2008 Director

Hans Hunziker

64 2006 Independent Director

Robert Morris

65 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Willis

Mr. Charles F. Willis, IV is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Willis Lease Finance Corp. He is the founder of Willis Lease, has served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director since our incorporation in 1985, served as President until July 2011, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1996. Mr. Willis has over 40 years of experience in the aviation industry. From 1975 to 1985, Mr. Willis served as president of Willis Lease's predecessor, Charles F. Willis Company, which purchased, financed and sold a variety of large commercial transport aircraft and provided consulting services to the aviation industry. During 1974, Mr. Willis operated a small business not involved in the aviation industry. From 1972 through 1973, Mr. Willis was Assistant Vice President of Sales at Seaboard World Airlines, a freight carrier. From 1965 through 1972, he held various positions at Alaska Airlines, including positions in the flight operations, sales and marketing departments.

Donald Nunemaker

Mr. Donald A. Nunemaker is President of Willis Lease Finance Corporation. Prior to his appointment as President, he served as General Manager—Leasing until July 2011, as Chief Operating Officer until September of 2006, and prior to that as Chief Administrative Officer until March 2001. Mr. Nunemaker also served on our Board of Directors from June to November 2000. Mr. Nunemaker is responsible for managing our day-to-day operation and has been extensively involved in the equipment leasing industry since 1973. From 1995 to 1996, Mr. Nunemaker was President and CEO of LeasePartners, Inc., a leasing company based in Burlingame, California, which was acquired in 1996 by Newcourt Credit Group. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Nunemaker was Executive Vice President of Concord Asset Management, Inc., an aircraft and computer leasing subsidiary of Concord Leasing, Inc., which was owned by the HSBC Group. Before joining Concord in 1990, Mr. Nunemaker was President and CEO of Banc One Leasing Corporation of New Jersey. Prior to that he spent thirteen years with Chase Manhattan Leasing Company in a variety of senior line and staff positions. Mr. Nunemaker has a Master of Business Administration Degree from Indiana University.

Dean Poulakidas

Mr. Dean Poulakidas is a Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of WILLIS LEASE FINANCE CORPORATION, effective March 31, 2013. Prior to joining Willis Lease in September 2011, Poulakidas was Vice President and Corporate Counsel with International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), where he managed a wide variety of aviation transactions working with airlines, OEMs, purchasers, financiers, service providers and aviation authorities in many jurisdictions around the world. Prior to ILFC, he was a Senior Associate with the Corporate, Securities and Financial Institutions Practice Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro where his transactional experience included Latin American, European, and Asian joint ventures, as well as international and domestic mergers and acquisitions. Poulakidas earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, his masters from Columbia University and his law degree from the University of California's Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.

Judith Webber

Ms. Judith M. Webber is no longer Senior Vice President - Technical Services of Willis Lease Finance Corporation., effective June 30, 2015, She has been with the Company since 1996 overseeing the technical aspects of the business. Ms. Webber has more than 40 years of experience in aircraft and engine maintenance. Before joining the Company, she was Powerplant Technical Services Manager at Hawaiian Airlines for 9 years. Ms. Webber also worked in the Canadian High Arctic and Northern Canada for a number of years and served for 2 years as an Airworthiness Inspector for Transport Canada. She started her aviation career by serving in the Royal Air Force as an Aircraft Propulsion Technician for 8.5 years. She holds an FAA Airframe and Powerplant license and previously held both Transport Canada and British CAA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licenses.

Robert Keady

Austin Willis

Mr. Austin C. Willis is a Director of Willis Lease Finance Corporation, since December 2008. Mr. Willis is the founder of J.T. Power LLC, a privately held company engaged in the business of selling commercial jet turbine engine parts and leasing commercial aircraft. He served as J.T. Power's president from its founding in 2004 until 2012 when day-to-day management as president of J.T. Power was transitioned to another individual with Mr. Willis continuing as Chief Executive Officer. This transition was implemented to facilitate Mr. Willis' enlistment in the U.S. armed forces in 2012. He has completed his basic training and is undergoing the selection process to determine his duties in the immediate future. The Board is fully supportive of Mr. Willis' decision to enter into military service and his efforts to continue fulfilling his duties as a member of the Board while undergoing his military training. In addition to his duties with J.T. Power and the U.S. armed forces, since 2006 Mr. Willis has also owned and served as Chief Executive Officer of Aviation Management LLC, an aviation consulting firm. Mr. Willis holds a bachelor's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science where he studied finance and industrial relations.

Hans Hunziker

Mr. Hans Joerg Hunziker is an Independent Director of Willis Lease Finance Corp since 2006. He previously served as one of our Directors from November 2000 until July 1, 2003. He was elected a Class II Director at the 2006 Annual Meeting. Since 2002, Mr. Hunziker has been the owner and CEO of HLF Aviation GmbH (formerly known as Hunziker Lease & Finance), a company he founded in Switzerland which offers independent business consulting services to the aviation industry. From 1998 to 2002, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Flightlease AG Ltd., a public company involved in aircraft leasing as a subsidiary of SAirGroup whose headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland. From 1998 to 2001, he was also co-CEO of GATX Flightlease Management GmbH, an asset management and commercial aircraft leasing company. From 1996 to 1998, he was the Chief Financial Officer of SAirServices Ltd., a group of companies including aircraft maintenance and overhaul, ground handling services, information technology and real estate, and Managing Director of SAirServices Invest Ltd. From 1991 to 1996, he was Chief Financial Officer of Swissair Associated Companies Ltd., a group of 150 companies, primarily in the hotel, catering (Gate Gourmet) and trading business. Mr. Hunziker holds a master's degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Zurich. He also received the equivalent of a doctoral degree from the University of Zurich, after successful completion of his thesis on Strategic Planning in the Airline Industry.

Robert Morris

Mr. Robert T. Morris is an Independent Director of Willis Lease Finance Corporation. He is currently President of Robert Morris & Company, a company he founded in 1992. He joined Union Bank of California Leasing in 2004 to establish an innovative equipment leasing group, and served as its President through March 2007. Prior to joining Union Bank of California Leasing, he was a consultant to more than 25 commercial banks for their equipment leasing operations over a 12 year period. He has also worked for Bank of San Francisco, Bank of Montreal and GATX Leasing Corporation. Mr. Morris holds a master's degree from the American Graduate School of International Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Denver with majors in Economics, Political Science and History.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Charles Willis

2,984,040

Donald Nunemaker

729,131

Dean Poulakidas

587,674

Judith Webber

333,784

Robert Keady

--

Austin Willis

--

Hans Hunziker

--

Robert Morris

--
As Of  30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Charles Willis

670,970 1,201,141

Donald Nunemaker

471,025 1,370,551

Dean Poulakidas

0 0

Judith Webber

97,906 324,755

Robert Keady

0 0

Austin Willis

0 0

Hans Hunziker

0 0

Robert Morris

0 0
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