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Priester and ERAU Partner to Attract Talent

Priester Aviation is collaborating with the David B. O'Maley College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in support of Project Liftoff to increase diversity and inclusivity in the aviation talent pool. The global aircraft management and charter company will contribute $50,000 in scholarships over the next five years, while also providing support through direct involvement. Andy Priester will serve as a mentor and guest speaker in the O'Maley College of Business.Andy Priester has previous experience in the classroom, having been a science teacher early in his career. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Dayton and a master's in educational leadership from Concordia University Chicago."We are proud to have helped support and launch a program that targets under-represented future aerospace leaders," says Priester. "Project Liftoff, as part of the world's preeminent aeronautical university, will transform individual lives and, through them, our industry overall."Jerry Bracey II will join Embry-Riddle this fall as the first Project Liftoff student. The Indiana native will study the Business of Flight at the College of Business.The college prepares students for high-level careers that might have them doing everything from marketing a multi-million-dollar aircraft to creating a strategic plan for a global charter company."The business of aviation has grown increasingly complex, and Project Liftoff helps ensure we have a diverse pool of dynamic, safety-first leaders who are fully prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead," said Andy Priester.
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