Aviation Advisory Board

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.
Ernest TaylorCaptain Ernest Taylor
Delta Airlines/U.S. Navy (ret)
Captain 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.
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.
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.
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
Rasheme 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.
Sean Gallagan, Ph.D.Sean Gallagan, Ph.D.
Aviation Workforce Solutions
Dr. Sean Gallagan is the founder and CEO of Aviation Workforce Solutions (AWS) – providing services to select aviation companies to grow their business through workforce acquisition and retention as well as providing training development and implementation. Prior to AWS, he served as the Associate Dean overseeing transportation programs at Broward College, including aviation maintenance, avionics, marine, automotive, and industrial technology and Principal of George T. Baker Aviation Technical College – the largest FAA Part 147 public training institute in the SE United States. He has dedicated over 30 years to public education and is a highly motivated and results driven professional with over 20 years of progressive leadership and management experience. He is a subject matter expert in numerous academic and business fields including workforce development, education, technology, aviation (Part 65, 141, 147), career and technical education. Dr. Gallagan is a national and international speaker and serves on numerous South Florida boards and committees including the South Florida Aviation Maintenance Council, Greater Miami Aviation Association, South Florida Business Aviation Association, Beacon Council Aviation Committee, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Aviation Committee.
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