Kenneth C. Ricci

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Kenneth C. Ricci is a Principal of Directional Aviation Capital, which owns a number of enterprises including Flexjet and Constant Aviation. A 35-year aviation industry veteran and pilot, he flew Governor Bill Clinton when he ran for president in 1992.

Mr. Ricci was honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and received the Harvard Business School’s Dively Entrepreneurship Award. He also was the youngest recipient of the prestigious William Ong Award for extraordinary achievement in the general aviation industry and was named one the most influential people in aviation by Aviation International News. In 2015, he received the Aviation Week Laureate Award, a benchmark of industry excellence, recognizing his innovation in aircraft remanufacturing.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he received his JD at Cleveland-Marshall in 1986. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Notre Dame, the Smithsonian Institution and University Hospitals, as well as on the C|M|LAW Board of Visitors.