Jeffrey A. Lehman, Board Member

Jeffrey A. Lehman is President and CEO of OBN Aviation, Inc. Mr. Lehman has comprehensive global experience in international trade, logistics, marketing, and sales. He has developed products and services for airports, airlines, and manufacturers. He has conceptualized, planned, and implemented programs that continue to provide significant benefits for public and private sector clients.

Mr. Lehman began his transportation and management career in the airfreight forwarding business as a sales executive with Emery Air Freight. Through a series of promotions he became director of market research and public relations before being relocated to Rotterdam, Holland as director of administration for Europe and then director of marketing and sales for Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India.

After nine years in the air freight industry, Lehman developed vertically integrated, industry specific marketing and operations teams as the head of special markets for two major steamship companies.  He created these teams to assist companies in finding solutions to complex and diverse business and logistics problems. These teams were well-versed in all modes of transport and, more importantly, brought industry focused business practices to each customer.

During the middle 1970s and early 1980s Lehman served as the head of cargo operations in North America for TAP-Air Portugal and as the vice president of cargo for World Airways. He introduced the first all-cargo flights between the United States and Portugal and helped build freighter service between the U.S., Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Mr. Lehman, as vice president of marketing for the East Coast for Lockheed Air Terminal, assumed leadership of the conversion of Stewart AFB in Newburgh, New York into a successful international commercial airport. The success of his tenure can be judged from the fact that he was able to develop the facility as a major hub for three air cargo carriers and four passenger airlines.  More importantly, while securing the initial scheduled air service with multiple daily flights the facility became the focal point for economic development in the Mid Hudson region of New York State.

Mr. Lehman can be reached at jeff@jlreston.com.