Arnold B. Leonora (’86, DB) served on the Embry-Riddle President’s Advisory Board and was active in Embry-Riddle’s Atlanta Alumni Network. He was born in Willemstad on Curacao, the main island of the Netherlands Antilles.
He came to the United States to study at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus, where he served as Student Government Association president and was a member of the Brothers of the Wind student club. After graduation, Leonora became an investment banker with the Bank of Boston and Merrill Lynch.
In 1989, he started his own business, Air Transport Group Private Equity. He was CEO, president, treasurer and secretary, and most recently served as its chief financial officer (CFO) and principal accounting officer. Since 2006, he was CEO of Harvard Holdings International and served as its CFO, president, secretary, principal accounting officer and treasurer. He had also been the CEO and president for ABL Hotel Properties since 1998.