Jennifer Bartenstein is a Safety Executive with over 15 years of experience in international Aviation Safety. Her career as a leader in the safety industry has extended across both airline operations as well as business and general aviation. Jennifer has expertise in Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) including internal evaluation and quality assurance, human and organizational performance, safety reporting programs, emergency response and more.
Jennifer is the current Vice President, Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental at Swissport. She has held positions with Signature Flight Support, Allegiant Air, Spirit Airlines, Compass Airlines, and Mesa Air Group. As Signature’s Vice President of Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Programs she implemented numerous programs including risk-based Human and Organizational Performance Learning Teams and ‘Just Culture’ initiatives driving safety improvements as well as the COVID-19 strategy keeping 200+ international bases open ensuring the safety of 5,000+ employees. At Allegiant Air she held the position of the Director of SMS and the FAR 119 Director of Safety role during which she implement Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) and oversaw numerous safety programs including 5 Aviation Safety Action Programs, Internal Evaluation, Environmental Compliance and Emergency Response. During her career she has led the response to numerous incidents including being the Lead Airline Investigator for an NTSB reportable accident, the Family Assistance Center on-site representative for the 2017 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas, and for numerous hurricanes and storms.
She’s recently participated as a board member of the National Air Carrier Association Safety and Security Council, National Air Transportation Association’s Safety Committee and Global Safety Alliance groups, as well as International Standards for Business Aircraft Handling.
Jenifer holds a degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, an Air Traffic Control degree from Broward College and is a Commercially rated pilot.