Joel Smith is the President of U.S. Aerospace Defense Group, a certified Veteran owned company providing consultation services and insurance solutions to the aerospace and defense industry, government contractors, and government agencies. He is a widely-respected business professional and executive with a successful record of leading companies in the aerospace and defense industry. Joel has been a vital leader in the space, aerospace, and DoD industry supporting programs to include: COSMIC-2, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Lockheed Martin Space Systems - Satellite redesign, NASA Space Station programs, and DoD CARB programs.
James Wells is a Senior Vice President at US Aerospace Defense Group. Prior to USADG Mr. Wells was responsible for the successful execution of a complex portfolio of International aviation programs which possess a global reach across a broad customer base, including military and commercial. Prior to this assignment, James worked as a Senior Advisor for the Joint Aviation Command of the UAE Armed Forces where he served as a primary advisor to the Commander for Maintenance, Logistic and Contract oversite. He advised the command on multiple levels to improve efficiencies, cost savings and improve operational capabilities.
Brian Anderson is Senior Vice President at US Aerospace Defense Group. Brian is a 35-year seasoned executive having recently serviced as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Vertex Aerospace’s, Aircraft Integration & Sustainment Division located in Crestview, Florida and Warner Robins, Georgia. He orchestrated the integration of the two business units while generating a path for both top-line and bottom-line growth. Previously, Brian was the Vice President Business Operations at Vertex Aerospace in Madison, Mississippi where he managed all operational aspects of Vertex while developing strategic approaches to further grow the company.
Mr. Clark has 20 years of insurance industry experience. Most Recently he served as the Head of the Aviation Business Unit at QBE, reporting directly in to the North American Board. He and the team founded the Aviation Division there as a de novo greenfield endeavor in 2011 and quickly moved the business unit into a market leading position in both general aviation and aviation workers’ compensation, becoming the 3rd largest underwriter of workers’ compensation in the aviation sector by the end of 2014 and one of the largest players in the North American corporate and commercial aircraft and airport insurance space. While at QBE, he worked with various partners to found the IFBOA workers’ compensation safety group dividend program which became the largest and most successful program of its type in the aviation sector.
Philip A. Wagner, Chief Marketing Officer - Mr. Wagner brings with him over 20 years of commercial aviation insurance underwriting and program administration experience with some of the most respected names in the aviation insurance marketplace, including AIG and Old Republic Aerospace.
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