Jodie Brown, M.A.
Jodie Brown, M.A. is a nationally and internationally recognized business-aviation recruiter, consultant, facilitator, coach and teacher to aviation executives and teams. She has worked with airframe manufacturers, completion and maintenance businesses, aircraft sales, charter, airports and operators, fuel and service providers, and Fortune 100 flight departments. To put it in aviation terms, she knows the industry network from “tip to tail.”To learn more...
Jodie Brown inherited a passion for aviation from her father, an Annapolis graduate and naval aviator. In college, Jodie developed a keen interest in international cultures, communication and behavior. After graduation, she was hired as one of the first women deans in the country at Texas Tech University. She was then recruited by the University of Denver, and soon afterward to the University of Colorado-Boulder. While working full time, she earned her master’s degree and an additional undergraduate major in Information Systems.
In her positions, Jodie taught leadership and management courses, ran programs with over 90 direct reports, served as liaison to the governor’s office and consulted with Fortune 100 companies. She honed her skills in leadership, management, negotiations, marketing, sales and business operations.
It wasn’t long, however, that her passion called her back to the world of business aviation. In 1992 she left university life to begin her own company. The industry was growing and there seemed to be a gap created in the development. There was a clear disparity between the technical knowledge and individualistic mindset of aviation leaders, and the skills needed to direct teams of people and think growth strategy for a profitable business in a global environment. Recognizing she had the knowledge and skills to fill the need, Jodie focused Summit Solutions solely on business aviation.
Throughout her long and successful history, she continues to bring the cutting edge of academic research, business savvy and her passion for aviation to her clients.