DJ Schmidt joined the International Air & Hospitality Academy in October 2019 as CFO and moved into the President and CEO role in March 2021. DJ, a licensed Certified Public Accountant, has spent the bulk of his career working for BlueScope Steel (Melbourne, Australia) and its various US-based companies, which brought him to the PNW from Kansas City, Missouri, in 2011. Go Chiefs!

That was followed by a stint in residential construction (2015 to 2019) before arriving at IAHA. DJ loves the diversity of the four distinct programs IAHA offers and the role they play in helping students achieve their dreams and helping them to fully participate in the economy.

DJ is also passionate about the business itself and ensuring it remains relevant in an ever-changing economy and that IAHA continues to be where staff and instructors want to work. DJ and his wife Corinne are the proud parents of India (10) and Cotton (8) and enjoy playing family golf amongst other outdoor activities.


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