Million Air hires Lauren Payne as GM

Lauren Rones Payne, a White Plains resident with more than 20 years of experience in luxury customer service, has been named General Manager of Million Air White Plains at Westchester County Airport.

Rones-Payne is excited to join the growing field of aviation. While she may be new to aviation, Rones-Payne is no stranger to customer service. She comes to Million Air from the luxury fashion industry, most recently as General Brand Manager for Gucci, where she was responsible for devising strategies to build clientele and grow revenue.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Lauren’s extensive background in catering to the very consumers who will be frequenting our FBOs,” said Roger Woolsey, CEO of Million Air.

“Lauren’s work with high-end clientele and her familiarity with Westchester and the surrounding area made her the perfect fit for the position.”

“This fast paced, high energy, 24/7 industry is increasingly attracting more women and female pilots,” said Lauren Rones Payne, Million Air White Plains General Manager.

“Aviation offers careers for anyone who has a passion for flying, for aircraft and the thrill of traveling. Million Air is about people and service, taking care of our customers and letting them know you care. When you are able to cater to their every whim and make it happen, customers remember that.”