President and CEO
Stuart Willcuts has led and managed international teams and humanitarian relief organizations for over 30 years, working with for profit companies as well as multiple international organizations including the Red Cross, World Vision, Save the Children, and Mercy Corps to provide emergency response and improve services, infrastructure, and governance in 60+ countries. Throughout his career, he has built strong, cohesive and effective multi-disciplinary multi-national teams that have rapidly mobilized for quick results in challenging environments. Stu’s most recent accomplishments include putting together a 60 person team and $6 million portfolio for emergency response to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine as Country Director for Mercy Corps. Prior to his work in Ukraine, he served as Mission Director and Chief of Party for the Palestinian Community Assistance Program (PCAP). In January 2017, Stu accepted the position of President and CEO at Air Serv International, having previously served in this role from 2000-2006.
Michele Rhodes is a CPA who specialized in the banking industry while at KPMG. She was Director of Internal Audit for the international restaurant chain, Sbarro, and Controller at Xerox Engineering Systems’ document management software business prior to switching gears and arriving at Air Serv in 2008. She earned her B.B.A. in Public Accounting from Hofstra University, having graduated summa cum laude. She is based out of Warrenton, VA, where she enjoys landscape designing, cooking, spending time with her pets, and exploring the Virginia wine country during her leisure time.
Bill Young graduated from Otterbein University with a degree in economics. Following a stint in the U.S. Air Force, he began a seventeen year career with Pan American World Airways, including three years on a Technical Assistance Program in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). From 1997 to 2002, he managed the largest operation in the DRC for a cellular phone company setting up and managing cell phone networks throughout Africa. Upon retiring, his next and most challenging endeavor was fine tuning his golf game. However, in 2009 Air Serv recruited Bill for a series of U.S. office and African assignments. Bill and his wife, Judy, live with numerous pets in the Virginia countryside near Warrenton, Virginia.
Public Relations & Communications Manager
Danielle Payant began her aviation career in 2001 as a flight attendant with a US-based regional airline and since then, has worked in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In early 2008, she joined Air Serv International as a volunteer, and later became the Executive Assistant to the Director of Development. After leaving Air Serv, she spent several years working in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan before accepting an inflight position with Delta Air Lines out of Boston’s Logan Airport. She rejoined Air Serv International in 2015 to manage the organization’s Public Relations and Communications departments and works out of Boston, MA where she lives with her dog, Clark W. Griswold.
Red May began his aviation career in 1957 when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. After completing his military service, Red worked for aviation companies in Canada’s High Arctic maintaining Beaver, Single Otter, and Twin Otter Aircraft. For three decades, Red worked for Pratt & Whitney Canada as a Technical Service Representative and Service Center Manager based in Canada, the United States, and Japan. He provides his expertise to Air Serv as Chief Engine Consultant, and lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife, Martha.