Dennis has 17 years of aviation experience including ten as an F/A-18 aviator and maintenance officer in the US Marine Corps. Dennis was initially tasked with leading Marines assigned to squadron airframe maintenance and quality assurance. In addition to maintenance assignments, he became an aviation safety officer and incident investigator then shifted focus to become an aircrew training officer. After a career that saw multiple foreign deployments, two combat tours in Iraq, and graduation from the US Navy’s Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), Dennis joined the business world as an aviation consultant with Oliver Wyman’s New York Office. Dennis worked with multiple clients during engagements focused on airline maintenance, revenue management, procurement, supply chain, and organizational design. In 2010, he joined AAR Corp., a global aviation services company, where he served for five years in various sales, customer service, and strategic management roles. Most recently, Dennis served as Vice President of Business Development for AAR’s aircraft component repair businesses.
Dennis is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he majored in Control Systems Engineering. After his military career, Dennis earned an MBA with a Finance concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.