OUR LEADERS

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DAVID LECOMPTE

CEO

As CEO of Short's Travel Management, LeCompte is the only family member working in this family business. He oversees all areas of the company, including two wholly owned companies of Short's; STM Charters and STO (online booking technology company). 

Among his many responsibilities LeCompte is very active in product innovation with a goal to develop simple products with clever design that can provide control for Short's customers. With this philosophy as well as the desire for innovation, Short's has become "the most innovative TMC in the North America" with such products as FindIt, CouldYou, STO (Short's Travel Online) and many other products whose simplicity provides an enhanced travel experience. 

LeCompte currently serves on the GBTA Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee as Vice Chair and has had past positions with the GBTA Aviation Committee and president of Junior Achievement. In 2007 and 2010, LeCompte was recognized by Ernst & Young as a Central Midwest Finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year. In 2012, he was also was recognized by Business Travel News as one of the "25 Most Influential Business Travel Executives". 

LeCompte was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa, and currently lives in Whitefish, Montana. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in marketing and from the University of Iowa with an MBA. LeCompte is married to Stephanie. They have three children, Nathan, Meta and Caroline.


DAVE HUGHES

PRESIDENT

Dave has nearly 30 years of diversified experience in the travel, insurance, manufacturing, publishing, and retail industries. Dave is currently responsible for finance, human resources, information technology, and operations, and was named President of Short's Travel in 2015. He is a Certified Public Accountant with a degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Prior to joining Short's, Dave was the Director of Product Finance for a worldwide financial services provider to credit unions and also spent five years in public accounting.


RYAN DOHMEN

PRESIDENT, STM CHARTERS

As president of STM Charters, Ryan oversees a team that annually coordinates and fulfills hundreds of air charters. Ryan graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a B.S. in Aviation Management and pursued a career as a professional pilot. After working as a corporate pilot for three years flying multiple types of business aircraft, Ryan moved into a sales role at Short's Travel Management for the newly created Sports and Event Logistics department. Ryan was able to help the division grow from zero to over 40 clients in just over two years. 

In 2007, Ryan was asked to start and lead STM Charters, which would provide air charter consultation services to clients with a focus on collegiate athletics. Using his knowledge and passion for aircraft, Ryan was able to grow STM Charters from scratch to a $36M company in 2014. Ryan's focus has always been on the highest levels of customer service, integrity, and a commitment to constant improvement.