Leadership

Stan Strom

CEO

"Our motto is, "Saving children's lives... one flight at a time.", but really it should be saving families because when a child is sick it affects the entire family."

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Mr. Strom has a proven 35-year entrepreneurial career in commercial real estate, financial services and insurance in the Phoenix area with life experience in business development, financial analytics, budgeting, communication, profit driven sales, recruitment, efficiency management, and fundraising. He has served on boards with experience in successful national capital campaigns, working with high net-worth individuals and non-profit organizations. Further, his wife Brenda has worked as an RN (Master’s Degree in Nursing) at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for 25 years and together they have a long history of supporting children’s hospitals and their needs.

Mr. Strom received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Arizona State University and served eight years as a Commissioner and Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission in Gilbert when it was the fastest growing city in the US as well as a six-year term on the Gilbert Municipal Water Users Board. Mr. Strom also has his Series 7 & 66 security licenses in all 50 states, and he currently holds life, health, property/casualty insurance and Real Estate Brokers licenses in the State of Arizona. 

Stan loves children and after raising 3 of his own desired to “give-back” to the community and has been serving as CEO of Wings of Humanity since 2018.

Michael Long

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF AVIATION

Mr. Long is the Founder and Director of Aviation for Wings of Humanity, a Scottsdale nonprofit that provides underprivileged children with aeromedical transportation from remote areas to and from hospitals where they can get the best care possible.

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He is a 17,000+ hour corporate pilot holding jet type ratings in four different jet types and has owned two aircraft charter companies in his 40+ year aviation career, including many years of experience in air ambulance flight operations. “I’ve been involved with this type of ambulance operation going back to the mid ’70s,” says Long, who formerly worked as a dispatcher for Samaritan Health Services Air EVAC. 

Long founded Wings of Humanity in 2018 fulfilling his dream to meet a need he observed in the children’s aeromedical transportation industry.

Christopher Oliver

VP DONOR RELATIONS, Board of Directors

Christopher Oliver has over 39 years’ experience in the aviation industry.  He was Vice President of Westcor Aviation, Inc., where he was involved for over 19 years, with worldwide aircraft acquisition and sales, charter sales, fixed wing and helicopter management, helicopter service center and medical Air Evac programs.

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In 1999 he developed and was President of a web-based e-commerce “one-way” jet charter sales company.  Mr. Oliver has been a consultant to multiple major aviation companies throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East.  He is currently an Aviation Consultant for Air7 located in Camarillo, CA and Scottsdale, AZ.

Mr. Oliver was the Vice President of National Organization of Air Carriers (NOAC) (Non-profit organization) and Vice President of SLC  - Airport/Aviation Consultants.  He is extremely passionate about Wings of Humanity and is dedicated to helping families with children in need of aeromedical transport.