Biographical Information

Phil Crowther, JD, CPA, MBA, has over 30 years of experience assisting clients with their business and tax planning needs. From 1986 to 1998, he was the Tax Manager and Assistant Treasurer at Cessna Aircraft Company where, in addition to handling all tax matters for Cessna, he provided tax assistance to Cessna customers. From 1981 to 1985, he was in the legal department of Koch Industries, where he helped structure several multi-million dollar business acquisitions and assisted in restructuring existing operations to save taxes and to meet changing business needs. From 1976 to 1981, he worked at several CPA firms, including a Big 5 firm, where he provided business and tax planning advice for a wide variety of clients.

He received his JD and MBA (with honors) from the University of Kansas in 1976. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1972 with a BS in English and Secondary Education and studied engineering for a year at Tulane University in New Orleans.

He has been a member of the NBAA Tax Committee since 1994 and is currently head of the Federal Tax Working Group. He has been a regular speaker at aviation conferences, covering topics such as state and federal tax issues affecting corporate aviation and the special issues facing fractional aircraft owners. He has also written several articles for NBAA and for "Twin and Turbine" magazine. He is an instrument-rated commercial pilot with almost 500 hours of flight experience, including trips to both coasts in light aircraft, and was president of the Cessna Employees Flying Club.

Janet Crowther, CPA, MBA, has over 20 years experience preparing income tax returns for a wide variety of clients. She has worked for several CPA firms, including Big 5, and worked on the audits of both Raytheon and Learjet.

An "Aviation Tradition".