BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Chair

Tony Marshall 
Tony Marshall was born in Washington, DC and raised on a farm in Maryland. He graduated from High School in 1964, graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1968, spent 22 years on active duty with the US Air Force as a Navigator and as a pilot, including 266 combat missions in Viet Nam, and 17 years as a pilot for United Airlines. He served as a substitute teacher for 16 years, and currently volunteers as a mentor at the Lewis Science Center in Apple Valley, a mentor for Millionaire Mind Kids in Victorville, West Region VP for the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, a mentor and Board of Directors Chairman at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, and is a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

Vice Chair

Omarosa Manigault
Omarosa Manigault is one of the most recognizable former reality stars on television. As one of the contestants on the first season of the The Apprentice, she captivated the country with her business savvy. Omarosa previously served as Deputy Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House for then President Bill Clinton. She currently serves as Managing Partner for Access America Enterprise Corporation, a strategic fundraising, planning, and consulting service that combines first hand knowledge of government operations with a full service approach to custom business solutions. She teaches Branding and Marketing in the MBA program at Howard University where she completed Masters and Doctoral studies.

Members

Susan Vlach
Susan Vlach is a native of Southern California, and attended Pepperdine University where she became an educator. After teaching for five years in the Torrance Unified School District, she devoted the next eight years to being a full-time mother. Returning to the work force, she taught for five years at South Bay Junior Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian school in West Torrance, and for the past 26 years she has served there as principal. She is married to Lance Vlach who retired from 39 years with the Inglewood Unified School District as teacher, coach and administrator.

Mark D. Collins
Mark D. Collins is the Manager of the LAX Aircraft Structures department for FedEx Express. He holds an A&P certification and FCC license. His aviation career stems over 23 years. In 1987 He graduated from the United States Naval Technical Training Center in Millington Tenn. He went on to serve in the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer. Mark is an Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Veteran Marks commercial aviation career started with Continental Airlines in 1992. In 1994 he went to work for FedEx Express. He became a Manager in Air Operations in 1998.Mark is currently the Manager of Aircraft Structures and has been with FedEx express for 16 years.

Andy Harber
Andy Harber has worked 26 years for Boeing. He is currently a senior project manager for the C-17 Air Vehicle Integrated Product Team. Andy began his career rising through the ranks of the Engineering Test & Evaluation department to be senior manager for test operations where he led an organization of approximately 200 technicians and support personnel during the C-17’s development and qualification into service. Additional aircraft in Andy’s development background include the A-4 Skyhawk, T-45, MD-80 Series, DC/KC-10, and the 767 Tanker. He is currently working on creating the Next Generation Mobility program, which is centered around a blended wing body aircraft design.

Otis Hooper
Otis Hooper was raised in Virginia, and studied Architectural Engineering at Howard University. He served in the Washington, DC National Guard as a Commissioned Officer with the Military Police, while also having a successful kick boxing career. Following that, he worked as Senior Architectural Designer with Stattler, Stagg, and Associates Engineering and Architecture Firm. After 3 years of kick boxing, he became involved in boxing. He has worked with the late Bruce Lee, George Allen, Muhammad Ali, Chuck Norris, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He currently teaches boxing, karate, and self-protection classes, while serving on the Boards of 4 organizations.

Gary Roy
Gary Roy believes it takes innovative people to produce and maintain world-class companies. He has always taken pride in doing his part to help his clients maintain a competitive edge. In over a decade of developing publications for some of the top companies in the world, Gary is convinced the only thing that is constant, is things change. He started a consulting firm in 1999, and presently consults in aerospace marketing, research, and development. He speak English, French, Spanish and Korean, and hold degrees in Electrical Engineering and International Business.

John Schneider
John Schneider is one of the four founding members of the “Children’s Miracle Network”. Over the past 28 years this organization has raised just short of 5 billion dollars for Children’s hospitals in North America. As an actor his work ranges from the “Dukes of Hazzard” to “Smallville”, “Nip Tuck” and “Desperate Housewives”. For more information John please see IMDB.

Robin Petgrave
Robin Petgrave is the founder and Executive Director of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum. He is a Gold Seal Flight Instructor, helicopter pilot, airplane pilot, and President and Chief Pilot of Celebrity Helicopters. He founded TAM to motivate and mentor at-risk youth. He has received many awards and recognition for his charity work, including the General Noel F. Parrish Award, Astronaut Ronald McNair Award, and the LA County Living Legend Award. He is a sought after motivation speaker, and regularly gives speeches at LA area schools. He received his BA in Acting and Communications from the University of Connecticut.

Joseph R. Turner
Joseph R. Turner is a contributing board member heading the T38 static restoration project and Skills Management Software implementation while holding his full time position of Quality Control Inspector for FedEx Express. Joseph has served the aviation community for three decades experienced as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Machinist, Project and Training Administrator, and Leader for Douglas Aircraft Company, Continental Airlines, The United States Air Force, Altus Aircraft Repair, CAS, MDTS, Northrop Grumman, and Murdock Inc. He has earned degrees (DBA,MS,BS,AA,AS) in Marketing, Aeronautical Science, Operations, Management, Education, Maintenance Technology, and Business while obtaining certification and licensing in Lean Six Sigma, General Radio Operator, Airframe and Powerplant, Project Management, ROI, and Quality Engineering. Joseph is currently pursuing his PHD in Business Administration and Finance while obtaining his FAA Inspection
Authorization.


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