Shelly Lesikar deZevallos

Principal, Independent Mortgage Company. Inc.

Shelly Lesikar deZevallos is a principal at Independent Mortgage Company and president of West Houston Airport, a privately owned, public use general aviation airport operated by her family for two generations. She also teaches as an adjunct professor with Oklahoma State University

deZevallos has been a member of the NBAA Local and Regional Group Committee, the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board Government Interrelations Committee, and the Transportation Research Board, and is a founding member and president of Texans for General Aviation. She served her native Houston area as a committee member on the Houston-Galveston Area Council and a Board Member of The Woman’s Club of Houston, and has been involved in numerous charitable efforts including the Pink Ribbons Project and World Vision.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, her EMBA from Texas A&M and her Doctorate of Education in Aviation and Space Science from Oklahoma State University. She is an active pilot with her glider, SEL and MEL ratings along with her IFR and commercial certificate, and has over 4,000 hours of flight time.

She and her husband live in a hangar with their twin daughters and their airplane.


Joined NBAA Board: 2016
Current Term Expires: 2020
Committee Service: Member, Nominating & Governance Committee


Additional Information About Shelly Lesikar deZevallos

Oct. 11, 2017 NBAA Announces New Board & AMAC Leaders, Re-Elects Directors
Jan. 23, 2017 NBAA Welcomes Three New Board Members

Last updated Oct. 11, 2017