Advisory Board


Advisory Board Charter and By-Laws

KUAE Advisory Board Charter
KUAE Advisory Board By-Laws

Honorary Advisory Board Members

Maj. Gen. Joe Engle
Technical Consultant
US Air Force (Retired)
Houston, TX

Alan R. Mulally
Former CEO
Ford Motor Co.
Dearborn, MI

Advisory Board Members

Dr. Marco Villa, Chair (*2026)
Terran Orbital Corporation
Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
Dallas, TX

Dr. Sam Bruner (*2025)
Director, Engineering
Northrop Grumman
Melbourne, Florida

Ed DiGirolamo (*2025)
Mechanical Engineer, Senior Staff
Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works)
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Bill Donovan (*2025)
Director of Engineering
Aerovironment Midwest Innovation Center

Steve Ericson (*2025)
Lead Architect
Anduril
Costa Mesa, CA

Dr. Elizabeth Gregory (*2026)
Research Engineer
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA

Charlie Guthrie (*2023)
Insitu (Retired) - Senior Vice President & CTO
White Salmon, WA

Steven Hagerott (*2025)
Technical Fellow, Flight Sciences & Control
Textron eAviation

Dr. Bruce Holmes (*2024)
Principal
Holmes Consulting LLC
NASA (Retired)
Williamsburg, VA

Dr. Vicki Johnson (*2025)
Project Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Systems (Retired)
Spirit AeroSystems
Fountain Hills, AZ

Sarah Elizabeth McCandless (*2026),
Navigation Engineer
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA

Dr. Mike Myers (*2025)
Senior Systems Modeling and Simulation Engineer
Axiom Space
Houston, TX

Marv Nuss (*2023)
NuSS Sustainment Solutions
FAA (Retired)
Shawnee, KS

Wes Ryan (*2023)
Program Manager
NASA Aeronautics Research Institute

Dr. Bob Stuever (*2024)
Program Manager
Military Certification Office
FAA
Wichita, KS

Luke Thompson (*2025)
Senior Vice President, Business Operations
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Centennial, CO

Aaron Tobias (*2025)
Manager/Chief Pilot
Engineering Flight Test
Textron Aviation
Wichita, KS

Grant Wittenborn (*2025)
Team Lead- Flight Test
Experimental Test Pilot, Garmin International
Olathe, KS

*Terms expire by the end of the year indicated

Emeritus Advisory Board Members

Jerry Jenks (Emeritus)
Supplier Program Manager, Weapons Systems
Boeing Co. (Retired)
Lawrence, KS

Dr. Leland Johnson (Emeritus)
Chief Scientist (Retired)
Hawker-Beechcraft
Wichita, KS

Richard Kovich (Emeritus)
Retired
Learjet
Wichita, KS