OSU Graduate & Founder Of OKC's Lone Star Airlines Killed In Memphis

Friday, September 28th 2018, 9:09 am
By: News On 6

The former CEO of Pinnacle Airlines who also founded an airline in OKC and graduated from OSU was fatally shot Thursday evening.

According to WREG, the CBS affiliate in Memphis, police say Philip Trenary was killed in downtown Memphis.

Trenary served as the CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber.  He founded Lone Star Airlines in Oklahoma City in 1984 after earning a degree in Aeronautical Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University.

Trenary came to Memphis in 1997 to run a regional airline that morphed into Pinnacle Airlines.

He led Pinnacle from a small regional carrier to one of the largest regionals in the nation with over $1.2B in revenue, according to his LinkedIn page.