Prior to joining Cessna/Citation in 1995, Mr. Rice was Leasing Director for USAA in Austin, Texas where he was responsible for the performance of a 500,000 sf, class A, office portfolio.
Mr. Rice began his aviation career in 1987 at Mooney Aircraft Company in Kerrville, Texas where he was Fleet Sales Manager.
For Mr. Rice, aviation offers, "a perfect combination of engineering, adventure and romance to keep one intrigued for a lifetime".
"a perfect combination of engineering, adventure and romance"
Mr. Rice is currently President of Rice Aviation Group, LLC with offices in Ft. Worth, TX. He was previously with Cessna Aircraft Company where he sold over 115 new Citations in a twelve year career. Mr. Rice earned both Area Sales Manager of the Year and Division Sales Director of the Year awards in his career at Cessna.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin with dual majors in Finance and Real Estate.
He is an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) with over 3,000 hours including a CitationJet Type Rating with single pilot privileges and rotorcraft rating. He is a lay Biblical counselor at Christ Chapel Bible Church.