Our Leadership Team

MATT SKINNER
Managing Partner

Matt Skinner leads efforts to create economic vitality and sustainability through air service development and corresponding programs. With more than 25 years’ experience in travel, tourism, and public service, including work in six countries, Skinner has an established track record of success and a heartfelt dedication to the clients and regions he serves.

With Airplanners, Global Flights and Colorado Flights Alliance, Skinner has produced record results for air service growth, significantly expanded client markets, established and re-established critical air service, built route networks, and facilitated successful travel operations from door to destination. Managing public, private, and public/private partnerships with area municipalities, the private sector, and governing counties, Skinner excels at consensus building and collaboration around annual and long range plans for air service growth, including airlines, airports, communities, amenities, assets and stakeholders, and coordinated sales & marketing campaigns.

 

BILL TOMCICH
Managing Partner

Bill Tomcich has more than thirty years of experience in the unique field of attracting airlines into regional communities.

Bill’s expert knowledge and analytical understanding of both the mountain resort and hospitality industries, along with the airline industry, has commanded respect throughout Colorado communities and throughout the Rocky Mountain ski industry. He sits on the boards of both the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, and the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame and is actively involved with regional and statewide air transportation issues. He is best known as Aspen’s foremost commercial aviation expert and local spokesperson on all issues related to airlines and hospitality metrics.

 

 

KENT MYERS
Partner

Kent Myers is a senior executive with over twenty five years of successful management and operations experience in the resort and travel industries.  He has a proven track record in strategic initiatives for new business development, growth, and unique marketing ideas.  He is a sales oriented visionary with outstanding leadership, finance, motivational and team building skills.

Before creating Airplanners, which eventually merged with Global Flights, Before creating Airplanners he was a member of the senior executive team at Vail Resorts where he held multiple positions with expanding responsibilities. Kent was recruited for the VP of Marketing, promoted to the COO of Beaver Creek, and then the Senior VP of Vail Resorts. Along with his responsibilities as the COO/Senior VP, he was the President of the Beaver Creek Resort Company. Prior to joining Vail Resorts in 1988, Kent served as Vice President at the Steamboat Ski Corporation.

Kent is a member of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame, has served on numerous non-profit, private and publicly traded BOD.

 

 

BRUCE WETSEL
Partner

Bruce Wetsel has over 40 years of executive experience in the airline industry, with an outstanding track record for ten different airlines in disciplines ranging from route, fleet, and economic planning, aircraft scheduling, pricing and revenue management, limited access airports, and revenue guarantee programs.

Bruce’s airline career spans a wide variety of executive positions at large and small carriers, including United, Frontier, AirCal, American, Tahoe Air, Alaska, Midwest, Aloha, Mokulele, and Island Air. Over his career Bruce has inaugurated new air service to a wide variety of markets.

Bruce holds BSBA and MBA degrees in Marketing and Economics from the University of Akron, where he taught a variety of Marketing courses in the College of Business Administration, and participated in the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Bruce also holds a certificate from the Strategic Planning Institute of Chicago.