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Vedder Thinking | News James Kilner Named to Airline Economics 40 Under 40 Class of 2023

Adam Beringer Included in 2023 Mentors Group

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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that James Kilner, a Shareholder and member of the Global Transportation Finance team, has been named to the Airline Economics 40 Under 40 Class of 2023 list, which each year recognizes the most talented individuals in the commercial aviation industry under the age of 40.

The Airline Economics 40 under 40 Class of 2023 was compiled from a record number of nominations and endorsements, many from senior members of the aviation community. The 40 members selected for the final list received 1,305 endorsements in total, with the majority coming from clients.

The 2023 list includes professionals across many industry sectors, including aviation, banking and legal, among others. In this list, Airline Economics highlights the journeys of these talented professionals, showcasing their accomplishments and accolades from clients, senior leaders and colleagues, while also shedding light on their aspirations for the future of aviation.

Airline Economics writes that Kilner has firmly established himself as a trusted business partner to his top-tier banking and aviation clients, with multi-jurisdictional experience working on a broad range of aviation, banking, finance and leasing transactions. 

Additionally, Airline Economics notes that Kilner is described as a “trusted business partner” by his clients who also recognize his “tremendous skill, hard work, knowledge and dedication.” Clients also acknowledge Kilner as someone who “shines with his expertise and constructive approach in relation to aviation finance and operating leases.”

In addition to Kilner’s recognition, Vedder Price Shareholder and member of the Global Transportation Finance team Adam Beringer was recognized as a leading Aviation Industry Mentor for 2023. Those chosen and highlighted for inclusion in this group are individuals who acted as a mentor or an inspiration during their career in the aviation industry.

To read more about the Airline Economics 40 Under 40 Class of 2023 list and to read the magazine in full, please click here.



James Kilner


Adam R. Beringer