Mr. Appelman will discuss hot air ballooning as a career choice. He will talk about how he started his business 30 years ago and currently operates 22 balloons and multiple national corporate contracts in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, AZ. Rainbow Ryders offers daily balloon flights year-round and accommodates 20 thousand passengers a year.
Scott's talk will focus on New Mexico’s tourism industry, the number two industry in the state, and Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, and the impact they have in Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico.
For the past 14 years Rainbow Ryders has been the only authorized company to offer rides at the world’s largest hot air balloon fiesta and he and his staff of 50 employees can fly as many as 2,500 passengers during the nine day event.
Scott graduated from the Anderson School in 1981 with concentrations in Finance and Economics.
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