Chad Lacy is the Founder and Executive Director of Hero Flights. Chad earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University and his MBA from Queens University of Charlotte. Originally born in Dallas, Texas, Chad moved all over the United States growing up; spending time in Arizona, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia and North Carolina. He now resides in Huntersville, NC. Chad has always had a connection to flying and the military. He started flying when he was 15 years old. Chad has spent much of his career in the Information Technology field. He was employed by Microsoft for 10 years where he has held titles of Engineer, Technology Strategist, Enterprise Architect, and Manager. He now works for Amazon Web Services as a Solutions Architect.