Our Dedicated Team of Professionals
Leadership Team Profiles
Senior Director of Safety and Security
As Senior Director of Safety and Security, Armando Martinez oversees safety and security from an operational, procedural, and process perspective. He is at the forefront of aviation safety and led the company’s initiative to pilot a Safety Management System, for which he and the company has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration. He also oversees the company's Technical Publications and regularly speaks at aviation safety conferences.
Prior to joining Miami Air International, Armando co-founded “Miami Air Lease”. While there he earned his Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and A& P license. In 1986, he pursued his love of flying for various carriers, piloting the Boeing 707, while acquiring type-ratings on the ATR-42, Boeing 727 and 747. Over the course of his career, he has held the positions of Flight Instructor, Check Airman, Chief Pilot, Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer. He earned his AA in Aviation from Miami Dade College, and has trained with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board. Originally from Santa Clara, Cuba, Armando moved to Miami with his family when he was 8. He has lived in New York City, Philadelphia, and Santa Monica, California, and considers Miami home.
Where would Armando go for a week with a Miami Air International charter flight?
“I would follow the Miami Air International commitment to the Sunshine Foundation by taking a group chronically ill, seriously ill, or physically challenged and abused, with their families on a special tour of the most beautiful locations in the US. I want them to have a well-deserved, lasting memory that might otherwise be out of their reach.”
Director of Sales
Jennifer Cook has been on the Miami Air International sales team for 13 years. She took a 6-year hiatus from the company when moving her family to Texas in 1999. During that time Jennifer managed arrangements for over 500 meetings annually for Medical World Conferences. Before joining the company, she developed a cruise line charter program for a major charter broker, worked for the Sheraton in sales and participated in a college work program at Disney World.
Originally from Connecticut, Jennifer moved to Boston for college, where she earned her B.S. in Travel and Hospitality.
Where would Jennifer go for a week with a Miami Air International charter flight?
“Everyone here at the office knows I am obsessed with Europe and in particular I love Italy. I would take my family and friends for a tour around Italy hitting all of the highlights and a few less explored treasures throughout Italy. Of course my crazy travel obsession might kick in and I would try and fit and some of my bucket list locations like Portugal, Croatia, and Montenegro.”
Sales Team Profiles
Carla Manechini joined Miami Air International in 2012 as a flight attendant. The following year she was promoted to the role of Crew Scheduling Coordinator, and in December 2014 she was promoted to Account Executive. She has gained a great deal of insight in the areas of what customers value most about our products, as well as what is involved from the operational perspective to deliver.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Carla relocated with her Family to Miami, Florida as a child. She earned her BA in Business Administration in 2009, and she speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
Where would Carla go for a week with a Miami Air International charter flight?
“I would love to take my closest friends and family to explore Australia. It is such an extraordinary place, with everything from beaches to deserts. You would find me exploring the Great Barrier Reef, watching the march of the red crabs, star gazing in the bush, riding the world’s steepest railway in the Blue Mountains, or at the beach throwing some prawns and chook on the barbie. This list would go on and on and on.”