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Steven P. Levesque  

Steven P. Levesque

President

Email: steven.levesque@hawthornecorp.com
Phone: 843-553-2203


Steven P. Levesque

Mr. Levesque joined Hawthorne Investment Banking in 1995. In 1998, following the first Carlyle Group sponsored transaction which resulted in the formation of Piedmont Hawthorne Holdings, Inc., Mr. Levesque took responsibility for corporate development for that company. In 2003, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer and led the transformational merger of Piedmont Hawthorne with Garrett Aviation Services, serving as acting CFO of the combined companies until the integration effort was complete. Under the Landmark Aviation operating name he led merger and acquisition activity until January 2007 when he moved back to Hawthorne.

Prior to joining Hawthorne , he was an account executive for Bank of America from 1993 to1995 and served on active duty as a naval officer from 1989 to 1992. Mr. Levesque graduated from the University of North Carolina  Chapel Hill with a B.S.B.A. concentrating in finance and earned his M.B.A. at The Citadel.

     
William E. Harton  

William E. Harton

Vice President - Corporate Development

Email: william.harton@hawthornecorp.com
Phone: 843-553-2203


William E. Harton

William Harton joined Hawthorne in December, 2006. In 2002, he joined the aviation division of Marsh USA, Inc. in their New York office. At Marsh he specialized in aerospace products and between 2003 and 2006 worked with private equity/M&A due diligence teams for Fortune 200 aerospace manufacturers and aircraft leasing companies.

Will earned a B.A. in History from Duke University.

     
Scott M. Zimmerman  

Scott M. Zimmerman

Vice President - Finance

Email: scott.zimmerman@hawthornecorp.com
Phone: 843-553-2203


Scott M. Zimmerman

Mr. Zimmerman joined Piedmont Hawthorne in 2004, responsible for FBO and MRO acquisition diligence and the negotiation of multiple aviation service contracts. In January 2007 he moved to Hawthorne Corporation. Before joining Piedmont Hawthorne, he developed and acquired seven hotels with Atlanta-based developer Southeastern Hospitality Holdings and was Assistant Controller at the Hilton Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina.

Mr. Zimmerman graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Management with certificates in Finance, Economics, and Psychology. He also received his M.B.A. in Finance from Georgia State University.

     
Thomas E. Zollars  

Thomas E. Zollars

Project Supervisor

Email: thomas.zollars@hawthornecorp.com
Phone: 843-553-2203


Thomas E. Zollars

Mr. Zollars joined Hawthorne in 1977 serving in various roles including General Manager for Hawthorne Aviation, Manager of Corporate Development for Hawthorne Corporation, and, under Piedmont Hawthorne/Landmark Aviation, as Vice President  Regional Manager for Canada and the Northeast until his retirement in 2006. He continues to work with Hawthorne Corporation on a project basis. During his career, Mr. Zollars has been responsible for managing both large and small Fixed Base Operations as well as oversight of several large North American operations at major international airports.

Mr. Zollars graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Aviation Technology and has completed graduate work in Business Administration at Western Michigan University.

     

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