Safety Conference Speakers - Mike Smith

Speaker Mike Smith is a lender with Scope Aircraft Finance, providing financing solutions in the owner-flown piston, turboprop, and light jet spaces. Mike has been in the aircraft finance industry since 2011, with over 10 years’ experience in banking and aviation. Prior to Scope, Mike held positions as a flight coordinator at NetJets, a flight instructor at Commercial Aviation Corporation in Northeast Ohio, and held various retail responsibilities at two community banks.
Degree BS in Aviation and Business Minor from Ohio University, Graduated 2009
Hometown Kent, Ohio
Current Location Columbus, Ohio
Current or Most Recent Position/Title Vice President, Lender, Scope Aircraft Finance
Previous Roles Flight Coordinator at NetJets 2010-2011, Flight Instructor at Commercial Aviation Corporation (2009-2010)
Years of Experience 15 years banking and aviation experience
Aircraft Currently Flying Cessna 172
Aircraft Previously Flown Piper PA28 Warrior III, Beechcraft Bonanza, Cessna 152
Flight Hours ~500 Hours TT
Presentation Back to Basics: safety culture starts with mindset/ During our conversation we'll dig into how aviation safety starts before flight planning or the preflight, it starts with a mindset of safety. The focus on mindset can also be translated into how you live your entire life. During our time I'll share some anecdotal stories and lessons learned in both the cockpit and workplace.