Richard Walsh

Director of Aviation, BD Plane Inc. 

Richard Walsh is currently the director of aviation for BD Plane Inc., where he is responsible for leading all facets of the aviation operation.

Prior to his appointment at BD Plane Inc., Walsh served as vice president of aviation at American Express and earlier as vice president of global aviation and travel security services for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He also worked as vice president of aviation and business continuity for Cardinal Health and spent 20 years with United Airlines in multiple training and flight operations leadership roles.

He is past chairman of the NBAA Safety Committee and currently serves on the board of directors for the Lee A. Archer Jr. Red Tail Youth Flying Program, which delivers aviation opportunities to youth from areas traditionally underrepresented in aviation and other STEM careers. He has accumulated over 17,000 hours of diverse flight experience and is type rated on eight different turbo-jet aircraft.

Joined NBAA Board: 2013
Current Term Expires: 2025
Committee Service: Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee; Member, Executive Committee

Additional Information About Rich Walsh

Oct. 19, 2022 Board Elections Take Place at NBAA Annual Meeting During NBAA-BACE
Oct. 23, 2019 Members Re-Elect Directors, New Board Leaders Take Office at NBAA’s Annual Meeting
Oct. 11, 2017 NBAA Announces New Board & AMAC Leaders, Re-Elects Directors
Nov. 2, 2016 Board Elections Take Place at NBAA Annual Meeting
Oct. 23, 2013 Board Elections Take Place at NBAA Annual Meeting

Updated Sept. 4, 2023