Darrell RobertsMr. Darrell Roberts
Director of SAFEE Flight
Mr. Roberts recently retired from the FAA as the South Florida Technical Ops Manager (Miami District) where he received numerous awards for his expertise to include Regional Manager and FAA National Manager. He currently serves as the Director of SAFEE Flight (South Florida Aviators Fly in & Education Expo) where he inspires young kids to pursue careers in the STEM disciplines.
Ernest TaylorCaptain Ernest Taylor
Delta Airlines/U.S. Navy (ret)
Miami, FLCaptain Taylor hails from Miami, Fl. He attended Miami-Dade Community College receiving an Associate of Arts degree and then his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dillard University, New Orleans, LA where he graduated cum laude. He is currently based in the northeast.
Frank JohnsonMr. Frank Johnson
Airbus, Human Resource Manager
Herndon, VA 20171Frank L. Johnson is the Manager Maintenance Training at Airbus Americas Customer Services, Inc. in Hendon, VA. He has been in the employ of Airbus for over 25 years. He is responsible for daily operations at a center that addresses customer maintenance training requirements throughout the Americas. He manages the efficiency of transversal relationships across the global Airbus Support Training (ST) organization to ensure compliance with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 147, Transport Canada (TC) Part 147, Part 121, Part 145, and EN9100 regulations. Frank is the primary interface with regulators and auditors as required while ensuring compliance with standardization policies.
Rasheme RichardsonMr. Rasheme Richardson
Senior Director Airport Operations/Amerijet International Airlines
Miami, FL 33122Rasheme Richardson is a Sr. Director of Airport Operations with Amerijet International a South Florida based all-cargo airline. In this role he oversees and has direct responsibility for the airlines ground operations at its main hub in Miami as well as its Port of Spain, Trinidad hub and San Juan, Puerto Rico operation. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Chapman School of Business at Florida International University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He also holds a FAA Flight Dispatcher License.
Lauraine MurrayMrs. Lauraine Murray
Property Manager, Miami Dade Aviation Department
Real Estate Management Division
Miami, FL 33186
Dr. Patti ClarkDr. Patti Clark
Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics and Program Chair, AS/BS in Aviation Maintenance, Worldwide College of Aeronautics
Dr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics as well as a Master of Aeronautical Science (Management and Safety specializations) from the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach Campus. Dr. Clark also holds Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Aeronautical Science Management from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, AZ.
LorettaLoretta McNeir
Loretta McNeir presents 25 years of civil aviation experience and 36 total years of service with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration, TSA. She retired August 2015 as the Department of Homeland Security, TSA Representative for West Africa; located in Dakar, Senegal. Her most recent area of responsibility included: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Dakar, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Celio YoungAttorney Celio Young
Commercial Pilot
Attorney Celio Young is a commercial pilot with extension FAA experience. He has served on the FAA Office of General Counsel as an attorney and worked on issues pertaining to pilot certification law, rulemaking, and contract litigation and after a few years moved over to FAA’s Aviation Flight Standards Service, General Aviation Division as an Aviation Safety Inspector. Thereafter, he was selected as FAA’s Senior International Representative for Central America and the Caribbean, responsible for coordinating and providing technical assistance to the entire Caribbean and Central America, to ensure safety and security in the region.
Thomas C. McDanielsThomas C. McDaniels
Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor at the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Thomas C. McDaniels is a seasoned government relations and public affairs professional. Mr. McDaniels served as Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor at the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from 2012 to 2017. At TSA, Mr. McDaniels advised the Administrator and other members of TSA’s senior leadership on matters related to public and legislative affairs, aviation and transportation policy, and strategic planning. Additionally, Mr. McDaniels acted as TSA’s Senior Accountability Official for Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Office of Inspector General (OIG) audits of aviation security programs.