Ellen N. Artist has more than 30 years' experience in aviation finance as a bankruptcy trustee, financial advisor, financial principal and commercial lender. Ms. Artist led the out-of-court restructuring of lease and loan obligations for both Independence Air and American Airlines. She was a founding partner at; The Seabury Group, LLC and Sky Works Capital, LLC; two advisory boutiques specializing in the aviation industry. Other areas of expertise include aircraft finance, claims resolution, trust accounting, litigation and interaction with counsel and creditors. Artist earned her bachelor's degree in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA with distinction from New York University.