Industry Advisory Board

Commercial airliner sitting on a runway.

The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) 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 Industry Advisory Board Chairman

David Small

Airline Pilots Association International

Jacob Clymo
United Airlines, First Officer

Capt. Scott Singleton
Compass Airlines, ALPA Rep

Roland Vera
Mesa Airlines, First Officer


Capt. David Alpert
JetBlue, Pilot

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

Bob Braceland
Raytheon Co., Director of Executive Aircraft Ops

Jose Caballero
JetBlue, Program Manager

Ryan Crowl
Loyd's Aviation, President

Capt. Bill Cush
Cape Air, Cessna 402 Fleet Manager

Brittany Dieker
United Airlines, Pilot Recruiter

Capt. James Gordon
UPS, Instructor

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

Carl Gustafson

Capt. LaMar Haugaard
Horizon Air, Director of Pilot Development and Recruiting

Nancy Shane Hocking
JetBlue, Manager Pilot

Kenneth Mayfield
Mesa Airlines

Mike McCasky
United Airlines, Managing Director

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

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

John Paysinger
Comcast, Director of Aviation

Peter Schiess
Director, Recruiting Development, Ameriflight, LLC

Capt. Peter Schlichting
American Airlines

Capt. Robert Skinner
American Airlines, Managing Dir., Pilot Recruitment

Lisa Solitario
American Airlines, Flight Operations Intern Coordinator

Capt. Bill Thomson
Horizon Air, Assistant Chief Pilot

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

Larry R. Lewis
NTSB, Chief, Genl Avn Accident

Tarek Loutfy
Flight Safety, Manager Flight Test Ops

Ted Poe

Mr. Jason Ragogna
Delta Air Lines, GM SMS and Safety

Mr. David Robertson

Dr. Harry Robertson

D. Smith
US Dept. of Trans., TSI Intl., Intl, Certified Registered Safety Prof - ICRSP

Mr. Ryan Thowson
Bechtel Corp.


Terry Miyauchi
AZ Dept of Public Safety, Aviation Admin

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

Members At Large

Dr. Thorsten Hisam
Aurora Flight Sciences, Director, International Strategic Development

Mr. James G. Kidrick
San Diego Air & Space Museum, President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bill Korner
Flight Research, Inc., Chairman & CEO

Steven Schmidt
NASA (Ret.)

Major Erik W. Wichmann
AZ Air Natl. Guard/United Airlines


Major Brandon Alford
Weather Division Davis-Monthan AFB, Chief

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

Brian Fleming
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Branch Chief, AFAEB

Paul Iniguez
NOAA/NWS Phoenix, Science & Operations Officer

Dr. Brian Klimowski
NOAA, NWS Flagstaff

Andrew Taylor
NWS Flagstaff, Science & Operations Officer

Unmanned Aviation Systems

BGEN Tom Browning
USAF, Ret.

Tina Buskirk
FSDO Scottsdale

Mr. Travis Cieloha
Insitu, Director, Flight Standards

Ms. Monica England
Unmanned Worldwide

Johnathan Fontenot
General Atomics

Kevin Garland
L3 Latitude, UAV Pilot, Lead Instructor

Brian Hoefig
Boeing Corp., 737 Field Ops

Mr. Kristen L. Kokkeby
Boeing Corp.

Dr. Mary O'Reilly
Science Foundation AZ

Brian Prange
Tac Aero

David Pruznuk

College of Aviation Members

Prof. Ed Coleman
Dept. Chair, Safety Sciences

Prof. Dawn Groh
Assoc. Chair, Aeronautical Science

Dr. Tim Holt
Dean, College of Aviation

Dr. Curtis James
Dept. Chair, Applied Aviation Sciences

Dr. Juan Merkt
Dept. Chair, Aeronautical Science

Prof. Parker Northrup
Dept. Chair, Flight

Assoc. Prof. Jennah Perry
Program Chair, Air Traffic Management

Dr. Mark Sinclair
Program Chair, Meteorology

Prof. Johnny Young
Program Chair, Unmanned Aircraft Systems