John L. Plueger Chief Executive Officer and President
John L. Plueger is Chief Executive Officer, President, and Member of the Board of Directors of Air Lease Corporation. Mr. Plueger has 35 years of aviation industry and aircraft leasing experience, 25 of which were with International Lease Finance Corporation, where he served on its Board of Directors as President and Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer (acting) prior to joining Air Lease Corporation in March 2010. His professional experience includes testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives as an aircraft leasing expert as well as answering European Commission formal inquiries concerning aerospace industry related mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Plueger is an active jet pilot, holding a U.S. FAA Airline Transport Pilot license, with multiple jet type ratings and instructor ratings. Mr. Plueger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and is a Certified Director from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management Corporate Director Certification Program. Mr. Plueger is a Certified Public Accountant, having received his training from Price Waterhouse early in his career. Mr. Plueger also serves on the Board of Directors of Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR). Mr. Plueger's non-profit Board memberships include the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Pepperdine University.