Meet the Staff

Our dedicated team of experts is here to serve you. Get to know the faces behind the data, insights, and values that drive the aviation industry.

We're here to support you in making informed decisions in the aircraft market. Reach out to any of our team members at [email protected]

Managing Director
Anne McMahon
Intelligence and Data Services at Aviation Week Network

Anne has held numerous leadership roles within Aviation Week all centered around connecting aviation and aerospace professionals with information solutions to drive their business. Her areas of expertise include product development, audience development, marketing services, digital transformation and custom insight solutions. She has held previous roles at Lebhar Friedman and The Economist and holds an MBA in Marketing from Fordham University.

Sr. Director
Brian Kough
Forecasts & Aerospace Insights, Aviation Week Network

Brian is the principal analyst of the civil aerospace analytical product offerings and as a representative at industry conferences, he provides an independent voice in the marketplace for analysis and analytical tools that help the aerospace business understand their complex environment. Brian joined Aviation Week Network in 2013 and previously was a consultant at Booz Allen. He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer specializing in strategic transportation, logistics and supply chain. He holds two Master’s degrees: one in Business and one in National Resource Strategy. Brian is an active commercially rated, multi-engine pilot. You can reach Brian at [email protected].

Valuations Manager & Chief Appraiser
Chris Reynolds, ASA
Aircraft Bluebook

Chris joined the staff of Aircraft Bluebook as an Associate Editor in 2007 and he is an Accredited Senior Appraiser under the ASA (MTS / Aircraft Specialty discipline). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Technology from Kansas State University in Salina, Kansas and is an FAA certified flight instrument instructor as well as a commercially rated single and multi-engine instrument pilot. You can reach Chris at [email protected].

Director of Sales
Elizabeth Zlitni
Aviation Week Network

Elizabeth joined Aviation Week in 2015 as Director of Sales, Business Aviation. She is a Certified Exposition Manager (CEM) through IAEE. She holds Bachelor(s) of Science Degree in Political Science, Journalism and Marketing with career emphasis in data analytics and marketing. You can reach Elizabeth at (212) 600-3713 or [email protected].

Marketing Director, Intelligence, Fleet Data & Consulting Services
Melissa Crum
Aviation Week Network

Melissa joined Aviation Week Network in 2015 bringing her strategic vision and dynamic leadership to elevate brands within the company to new heights. Areas of expertise include product marketing, strategic planning, analytics, and digital media management. Notably, Melissa's expertise has played a pivotal role in enhancing the prominence of Aircraft Bluebook, a key component of Aviation Week Network's market intelligence portfolio.

Senior Valuations Analyst
John Thornton
Aircraft Bluebook

John joined the staff of Aircraft Bluebook as a Senior Valuation Analyst in 2018 and he is an Accredited Senior Appraiser under the ASA (MTS / Aircraft Specialty discipline). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas and is an FAA licensed pilot. You can reach John at [email protected].

Valuations Analyst
Garrett Black
Aircraft Bluebook

Garrett joined the Aircraft Bluebook as an Aircraft Valuations Analyst in 2021 supporting both print and online product versions. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences. Garrett is working toward his appraiser’s accreditation with the American Society of Appraisers. Alongside Aircraft Bluebook and his other interests in the aerospace community, he is an active member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve where he acts as a Mission Director for WC-130Js flying reconnaissance missions through hurricanes and other weather phenomenon supporting NOAA. You can reach Garrett at [email protected].

Sales Executive
Sara Hellon
Aviation Week Network

Sara joined Aviation Week in 2012 as an Account Executive, Business Aviation. She holds Bachelor(s) of Arts Degree from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University of Kansas. You can reach Sara at (212) 600-3713 or [email protected].

Senior Marketing Manager
Samantha Howard
Aviation Week Network

Samantha joined Aviation Week Network in 2019 and is the Senior Marketing Manager. She holds a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Clemson University.

Account Executive
Susan Kohlmeyer
Aircraft Bluebook

Susan is a seasoned customer service and sales professional in the aviation industry. She attended Johnson County Community College and joined Aviation Week Network in 2006.

Director, Strategic Accounts
Jennifer Shafer-Doyle
Aircraft Bluebook

Jennifer became a Sales Representative at Aviation Week Network in 2005 and has demonstrated herself as a pivotal figure within the business aviation market. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Northern Iowa.