CPA, CGMA
Peter J. Messina

Peter J. Messina, CPA, CGMA, works with the firm as an aviation tax advisor. Pete has a long history in aviation and aircraft charter management and a practical understanding of the issues and nuances to state and federal tax planning in aircraft ownership and operations.

In 1999 Pete was appointed CFO, and President, of a large Part 135 aircraft charter and management company based in Chicago with world-wide operating authority. Pete oversaw operations of 10 large aircraft from Citation II’s to Gulfstream IV’s and lead a team of 50 employees.

In addition to working with the firm’s aviation clients, Pete is the Principal in the Certified Public Accounting firm of Messina & Associates Ltd., an accounting, tax and business consulting firm. Messina & Associates represents individual, business and aviation clients internationally with offices in West Chicago, Illinois, and Savannah, Georgia. Pete also serves as a Director and Officer for a number of companies.

Pete is a multi-engine, instrument rated Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), the highest pilot designation issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Education

Pete Messina received his B.A. from Lewis University and his
Certification as a Public Accountant (CPA) from the University of Illinois.

Professional Affiliations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
AICPA Tax Division
AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
Georgia CPA Society
Illinois CPA Society
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Mooney Aircrafts Pilots Association (MAPA)
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)