Governance & Staff

BOARD OF TRUSTEES



President 
Chaminda Prelis, PhD
Middle Tennessee State University
University 1301 E. Main St. Box 67
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


Executive Director
Dawn Vinson
hello@uaa.aero 

Member Services
Manager

Laura Swanson
lswanson@uaa.aero

UAA
8092 Memphis Avenue

Millington, Tennessee 38053
(901) 563-0505

hello@uaa.aero




OFFICERS

Vice President
Jeremy Brown
Frasca International, Inc 
906 Airport Road

Urbana, IL 61802

Treasurer
Tyler Tenbrink
Piedmont Airlines
5443 Airport Terminal Rd.

Salisbury, MD 21804

Secretary
Greg Robbins
Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc
7005 132nd Place SE
Newcastle, WA 98059


Past President
Mary E. Johnson, PhD
Purdue University
1630 Aviation Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47906


TRUSTEES

James Birdsong, PhD   

Auburn University

2150 Bent Creek Road Suite 1

Auburn, AL 36830

Capt. John Blum   

Lone Star College - Montgomery

3200 College Park Dr.

Conroe, TX 77384

Cody Christinsen, PhD

South Dakota State University

201 W Second St. S

Brookings, SD 57006


Nate Eisenman
FedEx Feeder
2955 Republican Drive
Memphis, TN 38118


Scott Firsing, PhD 
Alsim
11801 Domain Boulevard, 3rd fl.
Austin, TX 78756 

Kevin Kuhlman
Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver
1340 Blueberry Hills Road
Monument, CO 80132

William Kwong
Boeing Global Services
55 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112

Ryan Leick, PhD
Utah Valley University
1185 Mike Jense Pkwy
Provo, UT 84601

Matt Romero
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale 
635 Flightline Rd.
Carbondale, IL 62901

Martin Rottler
Delta Air Lines
1032 Delta Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30320

Carla Pinto
Broward College
7200 Pines Boulevard Bldg 99
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Jonathan Velazquez, PhD
Inter American University of Puerto Rico
500 Dr. John Will Harris Street
Bayamon, PR 00959


Ryan Wallace, EdD 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
1 Aerospace Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Douglas Williams 
Community College of
Baltimore County
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21222
 


COMMITTEE CHAIR

Aircraft Dispatch
Theodore Johnson - Chair
TBA - Board Liaison

ATC Education
Jennah Perry - Chair
Kevin Kuhlmann - Board Liaison

Aviation Maintenance
Ricky Helling - Chair
Dr. James Birdsong - Board Liaison

Aviation Management
Jack Troutt - Chair
TBA - Board Liaison

Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Michele Halleran - Chair
Tyler Tenbrink - Board Liaison

Flight Education
Athena Holmes - Co-Chair
Dr. Julius Keller - Co-Chair
Dr. Scott Firsing - Board Liaison

Industry Council
Joey Colleran - Chair
William Kwong - Board Liaison

Legislation and Policy 
Martin Rottler - Chair
TBA - Board Liaison

Publications
Dr. Yi Gao - Chair
Dr. Ryan Leick - Board Liaison
Dr. Yi Gao - Editor in Chief

Safety
Dr. Mike Robertson - Chair
Dr. Jonathan Velazquez - Board
Liaison

Unmanned Aerial Systems
John Loffi - Chair
Dr. Ryan Wallace - Board Liaison