David Dickerson – Principle, GraceDickerson, Denver
David is a senior-level professional with more than 25 years experience in marketing communications for the aviation industry. Known for his high standards of service and strategic vision, his work is seen worldwide and he is a frequently quoted source for aerospace publications and industry resource groups.
He and his firm have overseen the successful global launch of numerous significant products and programs for industry leaders including: Embraer, Cessna, Bell Helicopter, Pilatus, Aerospatiale, AOPA, Allianz, and American Eurocopter.
He has overseen Cessna’s provocative RISE campaign and the launch of Quest Aircraft’s new KODIAK backcountry aircraft, as well as the re-branding and re-launch of agricultural aviation icon Thrush Aircraft, and Aircell’s revolutionary airborne Internet service.
Capitalizing on his ability to creatively motivate markets and see the potential in new programs, David has also served as account director and strategist on behalf of several Fortune 500 clients including IBM, Kimberly Clark, and Textron, as well as both Continental and American Airlines.
In military and government circles David has overseen the introductions of the V-22 Osprey, the Rockwell Hellfire II missile system, and the AH-1W, OH-58D and AS365 helicopters. He also led the team responsible for marketing Europe’s first training helicopter for the U.S. Army, and the first advanced EMS helicopters to enter the North American market.
David holds a commercial pilot’s license with multi-engine and instrument ratings in fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. He attended the Marine Military Academy and the United States Air Force Academy, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and is on the Executive Committee of the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.