After earning degrees from The University of Houston, Clear Lake and Rice University, Tim spent several years in the technology industry in senior management roles with Compaq Computer Corporation, Gateway Computers, and Iomega Corporation and then transitioned to the social sector serving as Vice President and Chief Relationship Officer of The Seed Company (a global Bible translation company) and President of Empowering Church Healthcare Outreach (ECHO), an organization focused on helping start volunteer based healthcare clinics to serve America’s uninsured and underinsured.
In July 2010, Phil Eggers (then Chairman of Angel Flight South Central's board of directors) announced Tim's selection to lead Angel Flight stating, “We know that Tim Dammon’s leadership and experience is exactly what Grace Flight needs. The devotion and generosity of our more than 1300 pilot volunteers who fly patients using their own time, aircraft, and fuel with no reimbursement is exceeded only by the need for Angel Flight as we continue to identify thousands of people for whom transportation is the most significant barrier to life saving medical care. We believe that Tim has the skill and experience we need to engage additional volunteer pilots, deepen our relationship with our generous financial investors, and build enhanced partnerships in the medical community, all in order to serve more Americans in need.”
Tim earned his pilot's license thirty years ago flying from a grass strip in the rice fields of Southeast Texas. As is the case for many pilots, available time and resources for flying were sparse for a number of years while he raised a family and built a career. Tim likes to say, "There were years when I had the money to fly, and there were years when I had the time to fly. Unfortunately, rarely did the two happen concurrently!" When the opportunity came to reignite his love for aviation and combine it with his desire to help others, he eagerly accepted.
Tim leads the strategic initiatives and day to day operations of Angel Flight South Central from our headquarters office just over the fence from Addison Airport north of Dallas.