mike stanberry, President

Mike Stanberry built this company in 1982, and he still comes to work every day.  He’s a dreamer, an optimist, and someone who doesn’t take no for an answer.

Mike’s undying persistence with regard to safety is personified in his mantra: “For safety to exist, it must be a way of life.” His dedication to safety was recognized by industry leaders as the 2009 recipient of the Jim Charlson Award, honoring Mike’s commitment to safety, not only within Metro Aviation, but throughout the aviation industry. As Past Chairman of the Board and founding member of the Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA), he works with a diverse group of aviation operators to set the industry standard for safe air medical transportation.


Todd Stanberry, VP

Todd is a frustrated rockstar and the VP of Metro Aviation.  Though having grown up around helicopters and airplanes, Todd joined the company in 2008 after 13 years in commercial real estate. Todd wears many hats for Metro, including contract negotiation and administration, and responding to potential customers’ requests for proposals, but his primary focus is ensuring the Metro family has the tools they need to be the absolute best at what they do – saving lives. Todd and his wife Michaela have two children. 

Kenny Morrow, COO

Kenny Morrow and his wife, Julia, have four boys and spend most of their time at the soccer field, gymnastics meets, or on the lake.

He began employment with Metro Aviation in 1995 and holds the title of Chief Operations Officer. Kenny’s primary duties include managing the day-to-day functions of the various accounting departments as well as working closely with Mike, Milton and Todd to ensure that all functions of the company are working in sequence.

John Vance, Director of Operations

A girl dad, a veteran, a city councilman, and Metro’s Director of Operations.  There isn’t much John can’t do.

He’s been with Metro since 2006, serving as a Line Pilot, Check Airman, Aviation Site Manager, and Regional Aviation Manager.  He has a deep understanding of the Metro culture and operations and an unwavering commitment to safety.

Mark Breton, Director of Maintenance

A determined and positive leader, Mark is slow to speak and an intent observer.  His personable demeanor aids in his management of Metro’s technicians across the country.

He began his aviation career in 1988 performing air medical, law enforcement and VIP completions on various model helicopters. He has served as Metro’s Director of Maintenance since 2014. Mark maintains an Airframe and Powerplant certificate and an Inspection Authorization.

Britney Ratcliff, Director of HR

Britney is the mom of two boys and loves to travel. Her positive attitude and can-do spirit are contagious, and it takes her far as our HR Director.

 She has years of recruiting, safety, and human resources experience, a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Administration, and a Master of Business Administration with a Human Resources Specialization from Louisiana State University at Shreveport. Over the years, Britney has actively served as a volunteer for multiple local organizations.  She enjoys working in aviation, connecting with other professionals, providing resume and career search assistance, and offering support and guidance to transitioning service members.

Shawn Bruton, Director of Part 145 Maintenance

Quick-witted and determined, Shawn worked his way up from a paint shop helper.  He cut his teeth in various aspects of the completion business, lending a hand in the production shop, engine shop, and as a sheet metal mechanic. After earning his A&P License, he ran the East Wall at Metro, overseeing aircraft due for inspections and repairs.

Shawn’s attention to detail and his ability to lead a team landed him his current role as the Part 145 Director of Maintenance.

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