Meet our Board of Directors
Zach Thompson - President
Trego/Dugan Aviation of Grand Island Inc.. Based in Grand Island, Thompson manages a team that provides all aspects of aviation services including maintenance, aircraft fueling and airline ground handling.Before joining the Trego-Dugan team in 2005, Thompson worked for Duncan Aviation in Lincoln. He was a mechanic with Duncan for four years and worked with Great Lakes Airlines in Grand Island for three years maintaining its fleet of aircrafts.His career in aviation began in 1994 when he started rebuilding agricultural aircrafts with Hershey Flying Service while still in high school. He attended Spartan College of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Thompson graduated in 1999 with highest honors and an Associate of Applied Aviation degree. He has a Bachelors of Business Management degree from Bellevue University. In his 20 years of aviation, Thompson has worked extensively on a diversified assortment of general aviation aircraft. He has been involved with buying and selling aircraft, major repairs and upgrades and alterations on aircraft. He has an FAA airframe and power plant license with an inspection authorization endorsement. Thompson also has his private pilot’s license.In his time with Trego-Dugan, Thompson has advanced from shop foreman to vice president/director of maintenance in Grand Island, the company’s largest facility. He is also accountable manager for TDA’s FAR Part 145 repair station in Grand Island.Thompson and his wife, Marcy, have four children. He enjoys camping, flying, hunting and family activities. They are active members of Third City Christian Church. Thompson is past master of Platte Valley Masonic Lodge and a member of Central Nebraska Shrine Club.
Mike Wilwerding - Treasurer
Mike began his aviation career at Eppley Airfield in 1998 as a GSE Mechanic with Sky Harbor Air Service and transitioned to TAC Air later that same year when TAC Air acquired Sky Harbor Air Service. Over the next several years, he took on roles of increasing responsibility until becoming the General Manager of TAC Air-OMA in 2007. Mike and his wife, Traci, reside in Harlan, Iowa and have four sons. He and Traci enjoy kayaking, bicycle riding and taking trips on their motorcycle.
Jason Hartwig - Secretary
Jason is a Central Nebraska native and a 2004 graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Aviation Institute. His background consists of primarily charter and corporate flight department operations spanning sixteen years of professional flying experience. He is employed with Union Pacific Railroad. Jason has been a member of NeBAA since 2011 and served as Golf Chairman for the 2014 tournament event. Jason and his wife Alecia reside in Omaha with their three children: Mara, Amelia, and Griffin.