TOP Women in Aerospace & Aviation To Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 53. Sheryl Barden

53. Sheryl Barden

President & CEO-Aviation Personnel Intl.; Director-National Business Aviation Association, BizAv Blogger/Thought Leader; Certified Aviation Manager, Aviation Personnel International

53. Sheryl Barden, CAM

Average Post Engagement: 34.70


United States

What I use Linkedin for:

Networking, connecting, research and Posting over 100 blogs about current issues facing business aviation.

Number of Followers:





Who am I:

I help aviation professionals see their potential often beyond their “line of sight.” I am so motivated to help solve the current pilot shortage.

What I do:

At API, my team and I help matchmake great professionals with best practice Part 91 business aviation operations.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

Over the last 20 years, I have developed as key thought leader on issues surrounding business aviation to include the pilot and maintenance professional shortage, compensation issues, workforce development issues, promotion of DE&I in business aviation and many more people centric issues. I am also a monthly blogger for Aviation International News (AIN).

Who I follow on Linkedin

Stephanie Chung, Dr. Shelly Lesikar deZevallos, Shelley Svoren, Shelley A. Svoren , Kriya Shortt , Kirsten Bartok Touw , Elizabeth Dornak, Jo Damato, Amy Spowart, Martha King, Rene Banglesdorf


Stephanie Chung

BUSINESS GROWTH EXECUTIVE: Pioneering Visionary ⇒ Transformation & Revenue Driver ⇒ Change Agent ⇒ Thought Leader, Wheels Up

Dr. Shelly Lesikar deZevallos

Owner/CEO | Pilot Geek | FAA SOCAC | Speaker | Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee | Workforce Development | Adjunct Professor | Researcher at TRB | Investor, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

Shelley A. Svoren

CEO + Founder of Infinite Branches - Growth in aviation investments through collaboration | International Aviation Womens Association Board Member | NBAA DE&I Working Group | Fortune 100 Keynote Speaker, Infinite Branches

Kriya Shortt

SVP Parts & Programs, Textron Aviation

Kirsten Bartok Touw

Investor & Executive in Aerospace, Defense and Space, New Vista Capital and New Vista Acquisition Corp

Elizabeth Dornak

Director of Aviation, DuPont

Jo Damato, CAM

Senior Vice President - Education, Training & Workforce Development, National Business Aviation Association

Amy Spowart

Federal Appointee | Aviation Executive | Nonprofit Leader | Strategic Thinker | Connector, National Aviation Hall of Fame

John 'n' Martha King

Co-Chairmen, King Schools

Rene Banglesdorf

Board Member | Founder & CEO | Driving Profitability, Engagement & Safety in Aviation | Keynote Speaker, Author, Business Coach, The Aviation Collective

Sheryl’s Favorite Post

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I guess this would be my favorite post.  It allowed me to personally recognize our industry and the strides it is making in broadening to more diversity and bringing women to have a seat at the table, not just a handshake in the reception line!  It also let me give a nod to my Mom who was a great inspiration to me and who not only paved the way for other women in business aviation, but who helped so many navigate great careers.

Sheryl’s Successful Post

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From a statistics standpoint, my March 2022 Blog titled Navigating Schedule Flexibility and Contract Pilots has the best stats at over 8,000 impressions.

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