Honoree

Kenny Dichter
Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Wheels Up

Kenny Dichter is the Founder and CEO of Wheels Up, the revolutionary membership-based private aviation company. An entrepreneur at heart, with a sociology major from the University of Wisconsin, Kenny has long been recognized as a trend spotter and trendsetter, and has always had an innate knack for branding, marketing, public relations and advertising.

Previously, Kenny founded Marquis Jet in 2001 and introduced the first-ever fractional jet card program, which revitalized and democratized the private aviation industry. Under his leadership, Marquis Jet generated over $4 billion in revenue, culminating in its sale to Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets in 2010. At that time, he was named Vice Chairman of NetJets.

Kenny is also the founder and Chairman of Tour GCX Partners, Inc., a golf membership program providing client entertainment solutions to corporations and individuals, through access to private country clubs. In 1996, Dichter co-founded Alphabet City, a sports marketing and music company, which was acquired by Robert FX Sillerman’s SFX Entertainment in 1998.

Kenny chairs the Council of Advocates at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, and is on the Board of the Jack Martin Fund, which currently works with the hospital’s cutting-edge pediatric oncology department. Kenny is a major supporter of his alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


About Wheels Up

Wheels Up is a revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that significantly reduces the upfront costs to fly privately, while providing unparalleled flexibility, service and safety.  Wheels Up offers guaranteed availability to its private fleet of new Beechcraft King Air 350i and Citation Excel/XLS aircraft to individual, family and corporate members.

With the cutting-edge Wheels Up mobile app, members can seamlessly book flights, manage their accounts, participate in ride-share opportunities and select Hot Flights, a vast selection of one-way “empty leg” flights that are posted daily to the app and updated in real time. Members also have access to Wheels Down, a program featuring exclusive events and experiences, unique partner benefits and a full-service luxury concierge.

For additional information, please visit www.WheelsUp.com.