Paragon Aviation Group® Announces 2018 Member Awards

Paragon Aviation Group® announced three recipients at the 2018 Network Member Awards at NBAA-BACE 2018 in Orlando, FL.

The first award is voted on annually by fellow network FBOs. The FBO that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the network through continuous dedication, enthusiasm, and professionalism is selected. The 2018 Paragon Network™ FBO Member of The Year was awarded to DuPage Flight Center based in Chicago, IL (KDPA) – for the second year in a row. DuPage Flight Center has exhibited the above-mentioned qualities consistently by ensuring that each customer’s visit is flawless, participating at a high level, actively sharing best practices, and serving as a role model and mentor to other Paragon members. Learn more about DuPage Flight Center, by visiting

The second award, FBO Manager of the Year, is chosen by Paragon Aviation Group® Corporate. This year’s recipient was Reggie Nichols, General Manager at National Jets. “Reggie was voted on unanimously by our corporate team,” said Megan Barnes, President of Paragon Aviation Group. “Reggie’s dedication to National Jets and his fellow Paragon Network™ members is impressive. He works tirelessly to ensure the service level at National Jets exceeds each customer’s expectation. We are proud to have Reggie as a part of our network.”

The winner of the 2018 Award of Excellence, also voted annually by the members, went to Kristine Klotz, Concierge at DuPage Flight Center based in West Chicago, IL. “Kristine has always been an invaluable asset to the network,” stated Scott Jefvert, Director of Sales for Paragon Aviation Group. “She not only utilizes the network to benefit her own location, but also takes the initiative to assist her fellow member FBOs. Kristine has added many flight departments and pilots into Paragon Preferred over the years. She was also chosen as the MVP at our annual SUCCESS Meeting based on her participation and ability to provide helpful suggestions and ideas to attendees. We are very lucky to have her in our network.”