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

Perry N. Rea -Board Chair (*2024)
Chief Engineer, New Airplane Studies
Boeing
Seattle, WA

Dr. Willem Anemaat (*2023)
President
DARcorporation
Lawrence, KS

Ed DiGirolamo (*2022)
Program Manager, Next Generation Mobility
Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works)
Lockheed Martin 

Bill Donovan (*2022)
Director of Engineering
Aerovironment Midwest Innovation Center

Steve Ericson (*2022)
Technical Director
Overair
Santa Ana, CA

Dr. Elizabeth Gregory (*2023)
Research Engineer
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA

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

Steven Hagerott (*2022)
Associate Technical Fellow
Control Laws & Handling Qualities
Bell Textron Inc.
Wichita, KS

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

Tavis Jacobs (*2023)
787 Senior Engineering Manager
Spirit AeroSystems
Wichita, KS

Jerry Jenks (Emeritus, *2022)
Supplier Program Manager, Weapons Systems
Boeing Co. (Retired)
Lawrence, KS

Dr. Leland Johnson (Emeritus, *2022)
Chief Scientist (Retired)
Hawker-Beechcraft
Wichita, KS

Dr. Vicki Johnson (*2022)
Project Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Systems (Retired)
Spirit AeroSystems
Wichita, KS

Richard Kovich (Emeritus, *2022)
Retired
Learjet
Wichita, KS

Sarah Elizabeth McCandless (*2023),
Navigation Engineer
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA

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

John Pilla (*2023)
Senior Technical Advisor
SemperIntegritas, LLC
Chief Technology Officer (Retired)
Spirit Aerosystems
Wichita, KS

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

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

Luke Thompson (*2022)
Senior Vice President, Business Operations
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Centennial, CO

Aaron Tobias (*2022)
Manager/Chief Pilot
Engineering Flight Test
Textron Aviation
Wichita, KS

Christian Vila (*2022)
Director of Special Mission Sales
Butler National Corporation, Avcon Industries, Inc.
Mission, KS

Dr. Marco Villa (*2023)
Terran Orbital Corporation
Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
Dallas, TX

Grant Wittenborn (*2022)
Team Lead- Flight Test
Experimental Test Pilot, Garmin International
Olathe, KS

 

*Terms expire by the end of the year indicated