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Vedder Thinking | News Mark J. Ditto Named to Airline Economics 2021 40 Under 40 List

Cameron A. Gee and Neil Poland Named to 2021 Mentors Group

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Mark J. Ditto, Vedder Price Shareholder and member of the Global Transportation Finance team, was named to Airline Economics 2021 “40 Under 40” list, which recognizes the most talented individuals in the commercial aviation industry under the age of 40.

The 2021 list is comprised of professionals across all sectors of the industry, including bankers, lawyers, airline executives and others who demonstrate skill and fortitude under the harshest of industry conditions. Recognized individuals are nominated and endorsed by clients and colleagues. This year’s list was compiled from a record number of nominations and endorsements for candidates.

The article announcing the list highlighted that Mr. Ditto is one of the few people to appear for a second time on the 40 Under 40 list. It is a testament to the many clients who endorsed his nomination. One of these clients who worked with Mr. Ditto during the pandemic noted, “I’m glad Mark is on our side. He has the ability to remain firm on positions yet still seek compromise. We may still be negotiating this deal (or it could have fallen apart) without his involvement.” Mr. Ditto recognizes what it has been like to navigate these unprecedented times: “The highlight of my past 12 months has been the feeling of accomplishment that comes with helping clients execute complicated and challenging transactions in high-pressure situations.”

In addition, Vedder Price Shareholders and members of the Global Transportation Finance team Cameron A. Gee and Neil Poland were recognized in the second annual Airline Economics Mentors group. The list includes the industry’s most respected mentors and inspirational leaders nominated by members of the “40 Under 40” list. Mr. Gee was nominated as mentor by Benoist de Vimal, Executive Director at Natixis, and Mr. Poland was nominated as mentor by his former colleague Ahsan Gulabkhan, legal director of Virgin Atlantic Airways.

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


Mark J. Ditto


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