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From baggage claim to VP of the largest Black-owned private Airline in the world



Sherrexcia ‘Rexy’ Rolle may be the daughter of the owners of Western Air Limited, one of the most successful Black-owned airline in the world, but she did not want to just watch it grow.

She started out by assisting with baggage claim since she wanted to get involved from a young age. But today she serves as General Counsel and Vice President of Operations for the business.

Rexy has assisted her mother Shandrice Rolle, a businesswoman, and her father Captain Rex Rolle, a professional pilot and flying instructor, in developing their family’s airline since she was 12 years old.

Her parents instilled in her the fundamental work principles from a young age. After school, she first worked as a bag handler before being given the authority to watch aircraft checks.

She then discovered the areas where the airline could perform better. After graduating from college, she addressed the problems and came up with constructive answers.

While at it, she has observed the lack of gender diversity in aviation. She saw that the executive positions are mostly dominated by men and that women are often deemed underqualified for the role.

It was what made her work harder to prove that a woman like her can take on the challenge and actually succeed in the airline industry.

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Rexy, who is now also a business and aviation lawyer, is the one to be credited on the recent accomplishments of Western Air Limited.

They are now the largest Black privately-owned airline in the the world. Before she even reached the age of 30, she was already overseeing the expansion of the family’s airline and making waves internationally.

“I could have gone in two directions with watching this airline grow up as I grew up: either assuming it’s there at my fingertips, or really taking a stance of wanting to improve upon what’s already there,

“Rexy said in an interview with xoNecole. “I wish for everyone to do the same in their lives. Take time to grow and learn every day. That’s how you become great!”

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