With over 30 years of experience catalyzing transformative growth in the aviation sector, Stephanie Chung has widely been recognized as a trailblazer and the first African-American president of a major private aviation company when she took the helm as President of JetSuite. In 2020, Chung joined Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, as the company’s first Chief Growth Officer, focusing on generating revenue through new client acquisition, and growing a diverse membership base by targeting corporations, associations, executives, entrepreneurs, and sports and entertainment personalities as the next generation of private flyers building loyalty and preference among diverse customer segments – women, LGBTQ+ and people of color.
At JetSuite, Chung repositioned the brand from a commodity service to a luxury customer experience, upgrading the fleet, and elevating the client experience. Chung also served as VP of Sales for Flexjet where she oversaw a sales organization and strategic deal team that together generated over $835 million in revenue. Prior, she held influential roles at US Airways (now operating as American Airlines), Delta Air Lines and Bombardier. Chung currently serves as a member of c200, a community of the most successful women in business, as well as serving on the Advisory Council of the National Business Aviation Association and the Advisory Board of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Her personal achievements have been recognized in D CEO Magazine’s Top 500 and inclusion in the Ebony Power 100.