Leadership

Christopher S. Bradshaw

Christopher S. Bradshaw

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bradshaw has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2014 and Chief Financial Officer from October 2012 to September 2015. Mr. Bradshaw was appointed a director of the Company in February 2015. He served as the Company's Acting Chief Executive Officer from August 2014 to November 2014. Additionally, Mr. Bradshaw is an officer and director of certain joint ventures and subsidiaries of the Company. From 2009 until 2012, Mr. Bradshaw served as Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Capital Advisors LLC, an independent financial advisory firm that he founded. Prior to co-founding U.S. Capital Advisors LLC, Mr. Bradshaw was an energy investment banker at UBS Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co., and PaineWebber Incorporated.

Shefali Shah

Shefali Shah

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Shah was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in March 2014, after serving as Era’s Acting General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since February 2013. Prior to joining Era, Ms. Shah held several senior management positions with Comverse Technology, Inc. from 2006 to 2013, including Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Ms. Shah was an associate at each of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, P.C. after starting her legal career in 1996. Ms. Shah received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Boston University and a J.D. from Duke University.

Stuart Stavley

Stuart Stavley

Senior Vice President, Operations and Fleet Management

Mr. Stavley was appointed Senior Vice President, Operations and Fleet Management in October 2014, after serving in numerous positions since joining Era in 1993. Mr. Stavley served as Senior Vice President, Fleet Management from October 2012 to October 2014 and as Vice President, Fleet Management from October 2010 to October 2012. Mr. Stavley also served as Director of Technical Services (September 2008-October 2010), Director of Maintenance (September 2005 to 2008) and Chief Inspector and Field AMT.

Paul White

Paul White

Senior Vice President, Commercial

Mr. White was appointed Senior Vice President, Commercial in October 2014, after serving in numerous positions since joining Tex-Air (acquired by SEACOR and merged with Era in 2005) in October 2002. Mr. White served as Senior Vice President, Domestic from October 2012 to October 2014 and Vice President, General Manager Gulf of Mexico from August 2010 to October 2012.  Mr. White has also served as General Manager of Era Training Center (September 2008 to August 2010), Director of Training (2007 to 2010), Assistant Chief Pilot CFR Part 135 and 133, Senior Check Airman and Pilot. 

Jennifer Whalen

Jennifer Whalen

Vice President, Acting Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Whalen has served as the Vice President, Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company since June 2017.  Ms. Whalen served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from August 2013 to June 2017 and served as Era's Controller upon joining Era in April 2012 through August 2013. Prior to joining Era, Ms. Whalen served in several capacities at nLIGHT Photonics Corporation from August 2007 to March 2012, including Director of Accounting. Previously, Ms. Whalen served as the Manager of Accounting at InFocus Corporation and started her career in the assurance practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ms. Whalen received a B.S. in Accounting from Alabama A&M University and a Master's Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California.

David Zaworski

David Zaworski

Director of Safety and Compliance

Mr. Zaworski has served as Era’s Director of Safety and Compliance since September 2016. Mr. Zaworski has over seventeen years of experience in the aviation industry including more than eight years with Era. From May 2013 to April 2016, Mr. Zaworski served as Era’s Chief Inspector and prior to that served as Delegated Inspector from August 2009 to May 2013. Mr. Zaworski originally joined Era as an aviation mechanic technician in May 2007. Mr. Zaworski served in the United States Marine Corps and has a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Michael May

Michael May

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. May was appointed Chief Technology Officer upon joining Era in May 2013.  Prior to joining Era, May was the IM Leader Business Solutions at GE from February 2011 to May 2013. Mr. May's experience includes an array of information technology roles including Business Relationship Director for Dresser, Inc., IT Director for Service Electronics and IT Manager for Soma Tech. Mr. May started his career as a technician in the U.S. Army.