Shelly Lesikar deZevallos

Principal, Independent Mortgage Company. Inc.

Shelly Lesikar deZevallos is a small business owner. She is principal at Independent Mortgage Company and president of West Houston Airport. She started her career sweeping hangars at the age of eight and earned her pilot license at 17 – and hasn’t stopped since. From teaching English in China to selling aircraft and now part of a family business, she focuses on finance, policy, and aviation safety.

deZevallos currently serves Texas as chair of the TxDOT Aviation Advisory Committee and supports her native Houston area as a board member of the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. She previously participated on the NBAA Local and Regional Group Committee and was a member of the FAA Safety Oversight Certification Advisory Committee formed in 2019. She is now a member of the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Boeing Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety Center Industry Advisory Board.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, her MBA from Texas A&M University and her Doctorate of Education in Aviation and Space Science from Oklahoma State University. deZevallos is an active multi-engine pilot and resides in Houston, TX, with her husband and twin daughters.

Joined NBAA Board: 2016
Current Term Expires: 2026
Committee Service: Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee; Member, Executive Committee

Additional Information About Shelly Lesikar deZevallos

Oct. 18, 2023 Board Elections Take Place at NBAA Annual Meeting During NBAA-BACE
Dec. 14, 2020 Members Re-Elect Nine Board Leaders at Virtual Annual Meeting
Oct. 11, 2017 NBAA Announces New Board & AMAC Leaders, Re-Elects Directors
Jan. 23, 2017 NBAA Welcomes Three New Board Members

Updated Oct. 18, 2023