Committees

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Regulatory Committee

The committee shapes and advances the council’s regulatory agenda. Responsibilities include advising the Board on regulatory policy, compiling compliance information for members, engaging with government officials on policy initiatives, and participating in meetings with regulators. The committee also actively collaborates in coalition meetings and activities to further regulatory objectives.

Sean Gallagan
Sean Gallagan
Chief Executive Officer Aviation Workforce Solutions
Committee Chair
Timothy Levi Chernicky
Corporate Director of International Education Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Corporate
Member
Linda Classen
AMT Instructor Metro Technology Center
Member
Marlin DeWayne Dixon
Reginal Director Training Operations FlightSafety International, Inc.
Member
Fred Douglas Dyen
Assistant Dean University of Alaska Anchorage
Member
Kevin High
Professor Western Michigan University - College of Aviation
Member
Mark Holloway
Mark Holloway
Executive Director of Aviation Maintenance Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Corporate
Member
Timothy Jefferson
Timothy Jefferson
PD Chief Mechanic Office The Boeing Company
Member
Wesley Scott King
National Safety and Standards Director Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
Member
Thomas James Laitinen
Assistant Director - Regulatory Affairs FlightSafety International, Inc.
Member
Stephen Christopher Ley
Associate Professor Utah Valley University
Member
Andrew Todd Smith
Andrew Todd Smith
Professor Kansas State University Salina - Aerospace and Technology Campus
Member
Kent Stauffer
Kent Stauffer
Chief Safety Officer Flexjet, LLC
Member
Pamela Van Sant
President/Chief Operating Officer National Aviation Academy Inc - Clearwater
Member
Tracy Yother
Assistant Professor, Aeronautical Engineering Technology Purdue University
Member

Legislative Committee

Focused on legislative matters, the committee reviews communications and engages in meetings with legislators at the federal level to advance association priorities. It recommends policy directions on legislative issues, participates in coalition activities, and actively supports the annual fly-in to advocate for the association's interests.

Jared Britt
Jared Britt
Director of AMT Training Southern Utah University
Committee Chair
Bernard James Adams, Jr.
Bernard James Adams, Jr.
Campus Director Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics - Hagerstown
Member
Chase Beasley
Workforce Relations American Airlines
Member
Randall Cottrell
CEO Jireh Institute
Member
Rob Cush
Rob Cush
Legislative Affairs Director Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
Member
Kevin Dallaire
Maintenance Recruiting Manager Piedmont Airlines, Inc.
Member
Ryan Goertzen
Vice President, Maintenance Workforce Development AAR CORP
Member
Cirò Rolando Hidalgo
Principal George T. Baker Aviation Technical College
Member
Wesley Scott King
National Safety and Standards Director Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
Member
Chris Moore
Airline Division, Representative International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Member
Diana Alan Santiago-Santana
Aviation Program Manager Lewis Wilson Technology Center
Member
James Smith
James Smith
Director of Aviation Maintenance Marshall University Aviation Maintenance Technology Program
Member
Pamela Van Sant
President/Chief Operating Officer National Aviation Academy Inc - Clearwater
Member

Membership Committee

Tasked with developing and supporting membership strategies, the committee plays a pivotal role in identifying potential members, proposing and improving member benefits, and promoting council initiatives. The committee provides valuable feedback on recruitment and retention processes, contributing to the association's growth and sustainability.

James Smith
James Smith
Director of Aviation Maintenance Marshall University Aviation Maintenance Technology Program
Committee Chair
Daniel Phillips
Daniel Phillips
Director of Academis/CTE Metro Nashville Public Schools
Member
Jose Zaragoza
Owner Code 1 Maintenance
Member

Annual Conference Committee

The committee is dedicated to ensuring the success of the annual meeting. Responsibilities include overseeing agenda development, identifying suitable sites and venues, soliciting conference exhibitors and sponsors, and securing potential speakers. The committee plays a crucial role in creating a dynamic and engaging event for members and participants.

Jason Bowersock
Director of Aviation Pima Community College
Committee Chair
Kari Middleton
Pima Community College
Committee Chair
Marco Beaulieu
Head of Talent Acquisition and Internship Experience Bombardier Aerospace
Member
Caroline Brisson
Bombardier Aerospace
Member
Timothy Levi Chernicky
Corporate Director of International Education Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Corporate
Member
Ben Clark
Corporate Director of Outreach & Development Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Corporate
Member
Charlie Cook
Aviation Department Head Pima Community College
Member
Randy Duvall
College Outreach Integration Lead Bombardier Aerospace
Member
Kelly Filgo
Kelly Filgo
Director of Operations Choose Aerospace
Member
John Gamble
Education Partnerships Manager Snap-on Tools
Member
Ryan Jamison Gibson
Account Manager TestEquity LLC - Techni-Tool
Member
Nicole Michele Gleaton
Nicole Michele Gleaton
Director of Communications Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Corporate
Member
James Hall
James Hall
Dean, Aviation & Manufacturing National Center for Aviation Training WSU Tech
Member
Mark Holloway
Mark Holloway
Executive Director of Aviation Maintenance Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Corporate
Member
Kerry Lamont
Bombardier Aerospace
Member
Darren Long
Aerospace Advisory Consultant MSS Business Transformation Advisory
Member
Davina Candace Wilson
Representative, Tech Ops Performance & Strategy United Airlines
Member
Nancy Zajdler
Recruitment Marketing, CX Bombardier Aerospace
Member

ATEC Journal Editorial Committee

The committee plays a crucial role in maintaining the high standards of the ATEC Journal, a peer-reviewed, biannual electronic publication. The committee is entrusted with the responsibility of curating and reviewing articles from educators, administrators, students, and industry professionals, covering a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching techniques and research in the field.

Karen Johnson
Karen Johnson
Associate Professor Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Editor
Kevin High
Professor Western Michigan University - College of Aviation
Member
Richard Johnson
AMT Instructor; Educator of the Year Liberty University
Member
Stephen Christopher Ley
Associate Professor Utah Valley University
Member
Terry Michmerhuizen
Duncan Aviation
Member
Daniel H. Siao
Daniel H. Siao
Lecturer Auburn University
Member
Jeffrey Lee Strong
Editor Avotek
Member
James Thom
Associate Professor Purdue University
Member

ATEC Academy Facilitators

The ATEC community includes an incredible roster of master teachers. We are proud to welcome several of our finest to act as ATEC Academy facilitators—these individuals bring more than 100 years of aviation maintenance technician school teaching experience to aid the learning experience.

Sean Glassberg
Sean Glassberg
Owner, Faculty Development Facilitator Educator Training & Consulting
Lead Facilitator
Kelly Filgo
Kelly Filgo
Director of Operations Choose Aerospace
Facilitator
Mary Elms Johnson
Professor, Associate Head for Graduate Education and Research Purdue University
Facilitator
David Jones
Senior Writer/Editor Avotek
Facilitator
Sheryl Oxley
Sheryl Oxley
Aviation Program Coordinator Tulsa Technology Center
Facilitator
Teresa Pinkston
Campus Director Tulsa Technology Center
Facilitator
Michael Sasso
Michael Sasso
Program Director Cape Cod Community College
Facilitator