Aviation industry leader and former Embry-Riddle trustee Louis C. Seno joined the university’s senior management team Jan. 6 as Vice President for Corporate Relations and Government Affairs. In this role he will connect Embry-Riddle with the general aviation and aerospace industries as well as maintain the university’s interests on Capitol Hill.
Previously president and CEO of Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI), Seno remains chairman emeritus and special advisor to the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to becoming a founding shareholder of JSSI, Seno held top management positions with the business aircraft units of Boeing Capital Corp. and G.E. Capital Solutions.
Seno has helped guide Embry-Riddle since 2001, when he joined the President’s Advisory Board. In 2009 he advanced to the university’s Board of Trustees, where he was chair of the Development Committee and a member of the Student Life and Flight Safety & Education committees until his recent hiring as vice president.
“Lou has earned a lot of respect for his leadership in the aviation industry and business community,” said Embry-Riddle President Dr. John P. Johnson. “As a former trustee, his proven commitment to the success of everyone at Embry-Riddle makes him the perfect choice to stand at the forefront of Embry-Riddle’s corporate relations and government affairs.”
In addition to his new duties at Embry-Riddle, Seno will continue in various roles beneficial to general aviation – he is a member of the Board of Directors of both Duncan Aviation and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Aircraft Resale Association. In the past he served on the Board of Governors of the Flight Safety Foundation, where he represented the business aviation community.
Seno is a 6,000-hour pilot with an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and a Cessna Citation Jet type rating who has owned several single-engine and twin-engine piston aircraft, including the one he flies today, a Beechcraft Bonanza Model F33A.