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Denise Wilson Honored With Enterprising Women of the Year Award

Denise WilsonLa Quinta, CA – February 3, 2013 – Desert Jet has announced that Denise Wilson, President and CEO, has received the Enterprising Women of the Year award for 2013 by Enterprising Women magazine.

The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Award, which recognizes the finest women entrepreneurs in North America and around the globe, is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners.

This award honors women business owners who have demonstrated that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities.

Wilson founded Desert Jet in 2007 and has grown the company 3750% over the last three years.  The company ranked on the Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest growing privately-owned companies two years in a row and ranked as the fastest-growing aviation company in the nation in 2012.  An integral part of the company’s purpose is using business aircraft to help the local community through charitable flights.  Additionally, Wilson has established a college internship program for female students to encourage them to consider careers in aviation.

“Enterprising Women of the Year honorees are so deserving of being in the spotlight,” said Monica Smiley, publisher and chief executive officer of Enterprising Women. “Each has demonstrated that she has a thriving, growing business; she has mentored or given back to support other women in business, and she stands out as a leader in her community. We could not be more proud of the accomplishments of our honorees.”

About Desert Jet

Desert Jet is a full-service aviation management company that provides clients with expertise in acquiring, operating, maintaining and generating revenue using private jet aircraft, and offers on-demand charters in its fleet of jet aircraft based in Palm Springs, Orange County and San Diego.  Desert Jet was recently honored on the Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest growing privately-owned companies, ranking #69 nationwide throughout all industries and #1 in the aviation industry.  Desert Jet’s safety certifications include IS-BAO registration, Wyvern Wingman status and the ARG/US Gold+ rating.  Desert Jet is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  For more information visit the Desert Jet website at, email or contact (800) 381-JETS.

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