Aviation Advisory Board

The Aviation Industry Advisory Board provides valuable oversight and industry consulting for the BGSU Aviation Program. They provide excellent perspective, guidance, and assessment of the FTO and AMO Aviation Program specializations. They also provide critical insight, review, and feedback on curriculum to ensure continuous improvement of the Aviation Program. Some board members also participate in classroom discussions and provide information regarding current aviation industry hiring needs and practices. The board is made up of a variety of aviation careers, airport managers, airline pilots, military pilots, and BGSU academic professors. This resource is very valuable to our BGSU students. We are so privileged to have this dedicated board of aviation professionals and we appreciate their time and energy they freely give to make BGSU Aviation the best it can be. 

2019 Aviation Advisory Board By-Laws


Michael Ferguson

DAS Business Analyst
The Boeing Company


Stanley Adams

ALPA National Education Committee

Mark Black

Airport Manager
Wood County Regional Airport

Scott Carr

Vice President
Greenville-Spartanburg Intl Airport

Steve Frazier

Vice President
Owner Services, NetJets

Matthew McVicker

McVicker Consulting

Tony Repka

Aviation Adjunct Faculty
Bowling Green State University

Patrick Wolff

Business Aviation Pilot
Owens Corning

Tim O'Donnell

Airport Director
Toledo Express


Thomas Blanchard

Endeavor Air

Jim Davis

Vice President of International Operations
Delta Airlines

Rich Gannon

American Airlines

Scott Kreinbrink

Aircraft Operations, Owens-Illinois

Micah Mazier

Air Traffic Controller
Federal Aviation Administration

Gary Swann, DO

Aviation Medical Examiner
St. Luke's Hospital

Mason Tinney

Operations Compliance Manager
InterJet West

Kaily Turner

Solutions Manager, Lead - Crew & Capacity


Aaron Aljets

Managing Engineer
C & S Companies

Shannon Barnhart

Manager of Airports
Chataqua County

Jason Dorsey

American Airlines

Greg Heaton

Aviation Group Manager
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

Brett Sedlak

Republic Airways

Kevin Toth

Manager of Airport Operations
Orlando International Airport

Student Representatives (Non-Voting Members)

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

Jacob Shila, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Bowling Green State University

Bryan Combs

Director of Safety & Recruitment
Bowling Green Flight Center

Major LaRowe

Director, School of Aviation
Bowling Green State University

Jim Adamcik

Assistant Teaching Professor
Bowling Green State University

Catherine Smith

Chief Flight Instructor
Bowling Green Flight Center

Carl Braun

Associate Teaching Professor
Bowling Green State University

Melissa Webb

General Manager
Bowling Green Flight Center

Updated: 02/15/2024 04:49PM