SMS Partner Program Overview
The SMS Partner Program was created in 2009 after the deaths of Jerry Dennis (former Medallion Foundation director) and Peter Gardiner (President and Founder of Southern California Safety Institute - SCSI).
Jerry Dennis and Peter Gardiner were instrumental in the birth of SMS Pro. Their roles in SMS Pro were:
- Evangelical - Jerry Dennis was popular in the aviation industry; and
- Training and promotions - Peter Gardiner owned a reputable aviation safety training company.
After the sudden deaths of two SMS Pro "brainchldren," we needed help to expand our reach to global markets. This business need necessitated us to develop the SMS Partner Program, providing SMS Pro a global reach and the required credibility to interact with the global aviation industry.
The SMS Partner program is specifically structured to make it easy to join. We occasionally offer exclusive SMS Partner regions when an SMS Partner demonstrates a certain level of activity in the region that benefits the entire SMS Partner community.
SMS Partners have different roles, based on their backgrounds, expertise and desires.