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School of Aviation
Aviation Advisory Board

The Aviation Advisory Board provides guidance, expertise and networking in support of the Auburn Aviation team's stated mission of developing highly desired graduates and thought leaders who will serve as a positive force in aviation and the world. The Board provides support in the continual development of aviation education programs of excellence in the College of Liberal Arts. A concentrated effort is made to ensure the membership is diverse and represents all aspects of the aviation field.

Aviation Advisory Board Members

Jim Payne '95 (Chair)
Director of Operations and Planning, Birmingham Airport Authority

Andrew Pabst '08 (Vice Chair)
Airport Duty Manager, Port of Oakland

Jared Hasty '05 (Secretary)
Co-Founder, Aircraft Sales, Piedmont Jets

Allen Thames '72 (Treasurer)
Senior Aviation Planner, Neel-Schaffer

Art Morris III '83 (Immediate Past Chair)
Retired Airport Director, Dothan Regional Airport

Aaron Morgan '00
Pilot, Southwest Airlines

Andrew Kilgore '01
Captain / Safety / Standards, Peco Food

Andy Cebula '81
VP NextGen and New Entrants, Airlines for America

Bill Kahle
General Manager (Retired), Coca-Cola Aviation Group

Bonnie Baskin '73
GA DOT (Retired FAA)

Brian Robbins '91
Captain, Delta Air Lines

Christopher Zimmerman '89
Captain, Flight Operations Technical & Safety, UPS

Dan Norman
Captain, Delta Air Lines

Dave Upchurch '79
Director of Marketing (Retired), Universal Avionics Systems

Doug Kreulen '80
President & CEO, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority

Greg Anderson '93
Aviation Manager, Vulcan Value Partners (BHM)

Gilbert Chapman '79
Flight Superintendent (Retired), Delta Air Lines

Guy Hill Jr. '88
CEO, Hill Aircraft

Haden Swift Tirey '79
President & CEO, Monroeville Aviation

Holly Roe '85
Captain, Naphcare Inc.

Jaimi Tapp '91
Director of Strategic Planning, Atlanta Airport

John McGraw '87
President, John McGraw Aerospace Consulting

Jon Pendleton '82
Delta Air Lines

Julie Kling
First Officer, UPS

Kalendrix Cook
Senior Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman

Kendra Beane '09
Safety Risk Management Specialist, FAA

Kenny Ruffin
USAF LTC, Legacy Flight Academy

Kevin Vandeberg '90
Airport Director, Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority

Lee Thomas '93
President, Eagle Aviation Inc.

Todd Carlton '02
Captain, Medical Properties Trust
Owner, Aviation Influence

Tommy Turner '16
Airport Assistant Manager, Tuscaloosa National Airport

Wes Williams '10
Pilot, NetJets