Paragon Aviation Group Announces Prestigious Member Awards

Cypress, Texas – November 3, 2020

Paragon Aviation Group announced their annual recipients for their 2020 Network Member Awards including FBO Member of the Year, FBO Manager of the Year, and the Award of Excellence. Along with fellow members voting for the FBO Member of the Year, this year over 1,000 Paragon Preferred flight departments had the opportunity to cast their vote. The 2020 FBO Member of the Year was awarded to DuPage Flight Center based at DuPage Airport (KDPA) in West Chicago, IL. “I would like to thank my team for working with the Paragon Network to add value in this partnership. I would also like to thank all the other member FBOs and customers that voted for DuPage,” said Brian DeCoudres, General Manager of DuPage Flight Center. DuPage’s longtime fuel supplier, Phillips 66, catered a celebratory lunch as well as co-sponsored a $3,000 donation in honor of DuPage Flight Center to support Tuskegee NEXT, a local non-profit transforming the lives of at-risk youth through aviation education and career path opportunities. Visit to see why DuPage Flight Center has been voted Member of the Year three times now. The FBO Manager of the Year award is voted on by the Paragon Aviation Group® corporate team. This year’s recipient was Jason Zimmerman, President of Maven by Midfield (KPTK) in Waterford, MI. “Jason has made such a positive contribution within the network and is very engaging with his fellow members,” said Megan Barnes, President of Paragon Aviation Group®. “Besides being an active member, he leads by example always goes above and beyond for his team and customers at Maven.” The winner of the 2020 Award of Excellence, voted on by the members, went to Kristine Klotz, Customer Service Supervisor at DuPage Flight Center at DuPage Airport (KDPA). “There is no surprise that fellow members voted for Kris since she consistently participates in network activities, shares best practices with other CSRs, and does an outstanding job exceeding her customers’ expectations,” commented Scott Jefvert, Director of Sales for Paragon Aviation Group®. In addition to these annual awards, Paragon introduced their inaugural Diamond Partner Award honoring a key vendor in their exclusive Strategic Partner program. The recipient of this award, voted on by Paragon FBO Members and Paragon Preferred flight departments, will be announced later this month. The Paragon Network® is a distinguished membership of elite FBOs and international handling agents that provide world-class service to general aviation travelers around the globe. Paragon Aviation Group® performs a comprehensive audit of the facilities and services offered to ensure the quality of the member base before any FBO joins The Paragon Network®. Each member FBO must comply with a set of strategically developed core standards to remain in the group. Paragon Aviation Group® facilitates The Paragon Network®. Paragon Aviation Group® is a family business comprised of Mike Delk, Megan Barnes, and Molly LeBlanc. With their combined industry experience of over 85 years they have introduced an exciting new industry platform for premier aviation service providers.