Commercial airliner sitting on a runway.

The Aerospace Advisory Board is designed to bring the University into direct contact and active communication with the industry we support. The purpose of the Board is to bring new ideas and fresh viewpoints to the University and this College. Board members serve as liaisons with programs and external organizations.


CoA Prescott Aerospace Advisory Board Chairman

Steven Schmidt

Airline Pilots Association International

Jacob Clymo
United Airlines, First Officer

Stephen Rocha
Air Line Pilots Assn., Intl.


Capt. David Alpert
JetBlue, Pilot

Randy Annett
FlightSafety International, Inc., Center Manager, Tucson Learning Center

Bob Braceland
Raytheon Co., Director of Executive Aircraft Ops

Ryan Crowl
Loyd's Aviation, President

Roy Evans
Delta Propel

Scott Glaser
Flight Research

Capt. Hovik Grozian
SkyWest Airlines, Asst. Chief Pilot, LAX

Kyle Heffelfinger
FedEx Express

Kurt Heidemann
SkyWest Airlines

Steven Lasday
FedEx, Safety Specialist

Sam Morris
Planet 9, Pilot

Scott Nutter
Delta Air Lines, Flight Operations Gen. Mgr.

Capt. Bob O'Neil
Southwest Airlines, Chief Pilot, Phoenix

Lisa Solitario
American Airlines, Flight Operations Intern Coordinator

Sergio Sovero
Delta Airlines, First Officer 

Yllithia Weaver
Delta Propel

Capt. Kevin Wilson
Mesa Airlines VP of Flight Ops

Darren Young
Warbelow's Air Ventures, Dir. of Operations

Aviation Safety

Dr. Benjamin J. Goodheart
Magpie | Human Safety Systems Founder, Consultant

Dan Grace
Textron Aviation Defense, VP, Defense Aftermarket

Mark Larsen
NBAA, CAM, Sr. Mgr., Safety & Flt Ops

Tarek Loutfy
Flight Safety, Manager Flight Test Ops

Jason Ragogna
Delta Air Lines, GM SMS and Safety

David Robertson

Dr. Harry Robertson

Steven Schmidt
NASA (Ret.)

Ryan Thowson
Bechtel Corp.

Troy Williams
STA Jets


John Buchanan
Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources

Seth Buttner
Airbus Helicopters, Sr. Mgr., Accident Investigation

Kevin Kovarik
USAIG, Sr. VP Underwriting

Terry Miyauchi
AZ Dept of Public Safety, Aviation Admin

David Small
Air Methods Corp Native Air AZ, Regional Aviation Manager

Rob Willis
Integration Innovation

Members At Large

Charles Crinnian, MD
Frontier Aerospace Medicine


Major Brandon Alford
Weather Division Davis-Monthan AFB, Chief

Zachary Cleveland

Dan-Michael Coyne

Stan Czyzyk
NWS Las Vegas

Dr. Jeral Estupinan
Meterologist in Charge (MIC) NWS Phoenix

Paul Iniguez
NOAA/NWS Phoenix, Science & Operations Officer

Dr. Brian Klimowski
NOAA, NWS Flagstaff

Andrew Taylor
NWS Flagstaff, Science & Operations Officer

Unmanned Aviation Systems

Tina Buskirk
FSDO Scottsdale

Travis Cieloha
Insitu, Director, Flight Standards

Justin Croyle
Amazon Robotics, System Development Engineer

Liam Ehlermann
San Diego Gas & Electric

Monica England
Unmanned Worldwide

Johnathan Fontenot
General Atomics

Kevin Garland
L3 Latitude, UAV Pilot, Lead Instructor

Jake Lahmann
Valmont, Quality - UAS Manager

Brian Prange
Tac Aero

David Pruznuk

Anthony Velasco, Sr. Standards Operator

Workforce Development

Jim Blakey
Business Jet Group

Cindy Dietz
United Technologies Corp

John Frasca
Frasca Intl., Owner

Paul Scurio

Arlando Teller
Navajo Division of Transportation

Joe Wolfson
Health Transaction Network, Chairman

College of Aviation Members

Prof. Brian Roggow, Interim
Dept. Chair, Safety Sciences

Prof. Dawn Groh
Dept. Chair, Aeronautical Science

Dr. Tim Holt
Dean, College of Aviation

Prof. Parker Northrup
Dept. Chair, Flight

Prof. Jennah Perry
Dept. Chair, Applied Aviation Sciences (ATM, MET, UAS)

Prof. Gregory Reverdiau
Program Chair, Unmanned

Dr. Mark Sinclair
Program Chair, Meteorology

Contact Us

Dr. Timothy B. Holt
Dean, College of Aviation
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus College of Aviation Industry Advisory Board 2020
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's 2020 Aerospace Advisory Board