"Being a strong proponent of equal rights, I am proud to serve this growing and powerful community within the aviation industry." - Todd Foster
WASHINGTON (PRWEB) March 06, 2018
The National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) today announced an elevated level for Total Investment Management INC.,(TIM) from Silver to Gold. TIMGT hosted the flight deck reception at NGPA's annual Cape Cod Classic event in Provincetown, MA in September. "Total Investment Management is a not only an important partner for NGPA but for its membership directly," said President David Pettet.
"Being a strong proponent of equal rights, I am proud to serve this growing and powerful community within the aviation industry. After getting to know the members more closely over the past year or so, I continue to learn what an amazing organization the NGPA is. Serving aviation professionals for almost 20 years, it is exciting to extend and share my financial knowledge to a group very deserving of equality not only in the workplace but in financial advice as well," said TIM CEO Todd Foster.
In 2017, NGPA received more support from airlines, aviation organizations, and members than ever before in its 27-year history. Since its founding in 1990, donations have supported programs and scholarships to further LGBT equality within the aviation community, including education and careers in aviation. This year, NGPA and NGPA Education Fund are pleased to announce that over $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded.
Current sponsors include many airlines, aviation corporations and flight institutions that provide year-round support of NGPA's mission. The association expanded globally in 2017, and now supports the LGBT aviation community in more than 14 countries and growing.
About the NGPA
Founded in 1990 in Washington D.C., the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) is an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pilots and other aviation enthusiasts from around the world. Through education, outreach programs, and social events, the organization encourages members of the LGBT community to begin piloting careers; fosters equal treatment of LGBT aviators through advocacy and outreach; promotes aviation safety, and provides an affirming social and professional network for LGBT aviators. Follow the NGPA on Facebook and Twitter. More information is available via the association's website, http://www.ngpa.org.
About Total Investment Management
Total Investment Management, Inc. is a Registered Investment Advisor founded in 1991 by former military and commercial pilots John E. Foster II and James Hughes under the original name, HFG Asset Allocation Service. The name was later changed in 1998 to Total Investment Management, Inc. (TIM) to better reflect the growing services we were providing to aviation professionals. Since 1998, the firm has evolved into a full service financial advisory firm. In 2008, TIM decided to become a true fiduciary of clients' assets by becoming a nationally registered investment advisor. We believe the RIA structure is the most transparent way for an investor to work with a financial advisor. This is because registered investment advisors are held to a fiduciary standard and collect their revenue based mainly on fees and not commissions
TIM niche is the airline industry. We have a deep bench of qualified financial professionals with a combined 100+ years of experience ready to assist you. In addition, we have experienced pilots on staff to assist with very specific issues related to the industry. Although some aviation professionals might initially feel uneasy working with airline pilots, we feel having experienced aviation professionals on staff is important. We know what you are going through; whether it is a military career before the airlines or a company bankruptcy, we've "been there, done that." We believe the team approach allows us to draw on the collective experience of our professional staff and pilots.
David J. Pettet
President, National Gay Pilots Association
CEO/Founder, Total Investment Management
This selection is not representative of any one client's experience and does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients. It is not indicative of the practice's future performance. Neither TIM nor its employees paid a fee to the NGPA in exchange for the level elevation change.