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ISTAT foundation

A Message from the
New Chairman of the
ISTAT Foundation
By Jep Thornton, ISTAT Foundation Chairman,
Aerolease Aviation, LLC

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Upon the conclusion of the ISTAT Americas Conference, I had
the privilege of becoming the new chairman of the ISTAT
Foundation. It is an honor for me to take on this role, and
I will work diligently with my fellow trustees to continue
to lead the ISTAT Foundation with the same passion and
determination demonstrated by my predecessor.
That said, I first want to give a big thank you to outgoing
Chairman Damon D'Agostino for his dedication to and dynamic
leadership of the Foundation for the past two years. It has
been a pleasure working with Damon, and I look forward
to having him around as vice chairman during my term.
Thank you, Damon, and I'll see you on the golf course!
I also want to thank our outgoing trustees, Todd Freeman,
Robert Gates and Mike Platt. Todd has served the Foundation
as the chairman and vice chair and instituted many creative
efforts during his tenure. Robert was the driving force behind
the ISTAT University Program and served as chairman of the
Education Committee. Mike has dedicated many years to the
organization as president of ISTAT and, most recently, a trustee
of the ISTAT Foundation. We are grateful for their time served
and appreciate their continued support in committee efforts.
My first task as chairman was to appoint chairs to lead
the various committees of the Foundation. I am pleased to
report that Rod Sheridan (Fundraising), Sigthor Einarsson
(Grants), and Julian Balaam (Humanitarian) will continue
to lead their respective committees. I am also pleased
to announce that Andy La Stella has been appointed
chair of the Scholarship Committee, Murrae Ross-Eskell
has been appointed chair of the Internship and Education
Committee, and Bob Agnew has been appointed chair of
the Governance Committee. The new Communications and
Promotions  Committee was formed to work closely with
the Fundraising Committee to increase the Foundation's
exposure, and Peter Huijbers has agreed to lead this effort.
The Foundation has experienced a great amount of growth
throughout the years, and my goal is to take it to the next
level from a fundraising perspective. All of our giving committees are working closely with the trustees to advance and

expand their missions. Additionally, the ISTAT University
Program is becoming quite valuable for students aiming to
enter the aircraft leasing and trading industry.
I would also like to congratulate new ISTAT President
Doug Runte. I look forward to continuing to work with him
to coordinate the goals of ISTAT and the ISTAT Foundation.
The Executive Committee of the Foundation is made up of
dedicated and hardworking ISTAT Board of Directors members,
including Doug, Marc Allinson and Dean Gerber.
Lastly, I would like to welcome our newly elected trustees,
Kristen Chmielewski and David Swan, as well as congratulate
our reelected trustees, Bob Agnew, Mary Ellen Jones, Rod
Sheridan and Betsy Snyder.
We welcome ISTAT members to provide any input that
you may have with respect to aviation-related giving for
consideration by the Foundation.
Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to another year of continued development with the
ISTAT Foundation.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jetrader - Summer 2017

A Message from the President
Calendar/News
Q&A: Douglas W. Runte, CFA, Managing Director, Securitized Products & High Yield Research, Deutsche Bank
Printing the Future
Upward Bound
Q&A: Abdol Moabery, President and CEO, GA Telesis, LLC
Escalation and Hope — Reflections from ISTAT Americas 2017
Forward Facing: ISTAT Asia
Aircraft Economic Life
Aviation History
Aircraft Appraisals
ISTAT Foundation
Advertiser Index
Advertiser.com
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Intro
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - cover1
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - cover2
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 3
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 4
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - A Message from the President
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 6
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 7
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Calendar/News
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 9
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Q&A: Douglas W. Runte, CFA, Managing Director, Securitized Products & High Yield Research, Deutsche Bank
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 11
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 12
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 13
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Printing the Future
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Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 16
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 17
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Upward Bound
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Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 20
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - 21
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Q&A: Abdol Moabery, President and CEO, GA Telesis, LLC
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Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Escalation and Hope — Reflections from ISTAT Americas 2017
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Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Forward Facing: ISTAT Asia
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Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Aircraft Economic Life
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Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Aviation History
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Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Aircraft Appraisals
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Jetrader - Summer 2017 - ISTAT Foundation
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Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Advertiser Index
Jetrader - Summer 2017 - Advertiser.com
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