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
  • Michael Basara
    Michael Basara
    Campus Director Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics - Myrtle Beach
    Member
  • Linda Classen
    AMT Instructor Metro Technology Center
    Member
  • Fred Douglas Dyen
    Assistant Dean University of Alaska Anchorage
    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
  • Stephen Christopher Ley
    Associate Professor Utah Valley University
    Member
  • Marshall Pryor
    Marshall Pryor
    Faculty Portland Community College
    Member
  • Gillette Samms
    Director of Aviation Programs Alabama Community College System
    Member
  • Andrew Todd Smith
    Andrew Todd Smith
    Professor Kansas State University Salina - Aerospace and Technology Campus
    Member
  • Pamela Van Sant
    President/Chief Operating Officer National Aviation Academy Inc - Clearwater
    Member
  • Brian Ward
    Brian Ward
    AMT Program Chair Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology - Tulsa
    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
    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
  • Ryan Goertzen
    Vice President, Maintenance Workforce Development AAR CORP
    Member
  • Cirò Rolando Hidalgo
    Principal George T. Baker Aviation Technical College
    Member
  • Chris Moore
    Airline Division, Representative International Brotherhood of Teamsters
    Member
  • Amy Moore
    Amy Moore
    Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology - Denver
    Member
  • Ron Overacker
    Ron Overacker
    Program Director Cuesta College
    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

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.

  • Nicole Gleaton
    Nicole Gleaton
    Director of Communications Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Corporate
    Committee Chair
  • Marco Beaulieu
    Head of Talent Acquisition and Internship Experience Bombardier Aerospace
    Member
  • Jason Bowersock
    Director of Aviation Pima Community College
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Daniel H. Siao
    Daniel H. Siao
    Lecturer Auburn University
    Member
  • Jeffrey Lee Strong
    Editor Avotek
    Member
  • Mark 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
  • Mark Holloway
    Mark Holloway
    Executive Director of Aviation Maintenance Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Corporate
    Facilitator
  • Mary Elms Johnson
    Professor, Associate Head for Graduate Education and Research Purdue University
    Facilitator
  • David Jones
    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
  • Marshall Pryor
    Marshall Pryor
    Faculty Portland Community College
    Facilitator
  • Michael Sasso
    Michael Sasso
    Assistant Dean, Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Director Cape Cod Community College
    Committee Chair