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Meet Sherrexcia 'Rexy' Rolle, the VP of the Largest Privately-Owned Airline in the Bahamas

Black-owned airlines are uncommon enough, but a Black-owned airline run by a Black woman is an extreme rarity. Stepping to the forefront of the travel industry is Sherrexcia “Rexy” Rolle, the daughter of the owners of Western Air Limited — the largest privately-owned airline in the Bahamas, according to its website. Since the age of 12, Rolle worked alongside her father Captain Rex Rolle — a professional pilot and flight instructor — and her mother Shandrice Rolle — an entrepreneur — to build up the family’s airline since it was founded in 2000 to be what we recognize it as today. From a baggage handler to now Vice President of Operations and General Counsel, Rolle has surpassed many individuals in her industry overseeing Western Air Limited and making international waves all before the age of 30, according to Black Business . In regards to the initial idea for founding an airline company, Rolle shared with ESSENCE that her parents were inspired after noticing all the delays and...

Njera Perkins

Jul 30, 2020