Dr. Chris Broyhill is an industry veteran with over 38 years in aviation. Graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 1982, Chris served with distinction for over 20 years in the Air Force and flew multiple aircraft including the A-10 and F-16. Chris was an outstanding graduate of the USAF’s prestigious Fighter Weapons School and held multiple leadership positions at the squadron and wing levels throughout his career.
Upon retirement from the USAF, Chris chose a career in business aviation that has lasted nearly eighteen years. He has flown multiple aircraft and has been a Chief Pilot and Director of Operations under 14 C.F.R. Part 135 and Chief Pilot and Director of Aviation for two Fortune 100 companies operating under 14 C.F.R. Part 91. Chris is currently a senior executive in a national charter/management company and maintains currency in the Dassault Falcon 7/8X. He also performs private consulting services in the areas of leadership, personnel retention, and compensation.
Chris holds a B.S. in computer science from the Air Force Academy, an M.A. in National Security Studies from California State University at San Bernardino, and a Ph.D. in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is an established author with five fiction novels, multiple aviation periodical articles, and a Ph.D. dissertation to his credit.
Through the auspices of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Chris has performed three years of groundbreaking research in the field of personnel retention. The results of his latest study, which examined the impact of leadership on personnel retention, are showcased in his first non-fiction book: Business Aviation Leadership: From the Traits to the Trenches.