First Officer Marcus Neyor

Marcus Neyor was born in Monrovia, Liberia and developed a passion for aviation from an early age when he frequently accompanied his parents on international flights throughout the world. He grew up in Plano, Texas, graduating from Plano West Senior High School in May 2003. Prior to graduating high school, he also earned the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduation, he pursued his goal of becoming a major airline pilot by attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma, where he received his flight training and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Management in May 2007.

After college Marcus honed his piloting skills flight instructing until November 2007 when he was hired for a pilot position at ExpressJet Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia. At ExpressJet(Previously Atlantic Southeast Airlines) he initially flew the ATR72 turboprop, and later transitioned to the Canadair Regional Jet.

Throughout his 6 1⁄2 years at ExpressJet, Marcus spent time in his community sharing his passion for aviation by mentoring youth in the Atlanta area through OBAP. Each July between 2011 and 2015, he served in various roles from staff volunteer to Program Co­Director for the OBAP Atlanta ACE Academy and Flight Line Academy. In June 2014 Marcus was hired at his dream job as a pilot with Delta Air Lines. He initially flew the MD­88/90, Boeing 737, and is currently a Captain on the Boeing 717.

Marcus is a firm believer of the “Pay it Forward” philosophy. He believes the best way to repay those that helped him reach his goals is to help others behind him do the same. His passion for aviation leads him to continuing mentoring and uplifting in his community through OBAP for many years to come.

Marcus resides in Atlanta with his wife Rose. He can be reached at mneyor@obap.org