Advisory Council

The Bombardier Safety Standdown Advisory Council provides expertise and recommendations to further Safety Standdown Program's mission of preventing human error in aviation through global educational resources. The Council serves in an advisory capacity and is accountable to keep Safety Standdown Programs on track with long-term goals and contributes towards the programs vitality.

The mission of the Advisory Council is to provide advice, recommendations and suggestions for the content and direction of the Safety Standdown programs, by evaluating past activities, assisting in development of current projects, and creating and supporting the future goals of Safety Standdown.

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Amy Grubb, Ph.D

Advisory Council Chair

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Digital Transformation Agent

Council Member since 2018

Melissa Cooper

Melissa Cooper, A.A.E

Advisory Council Vice Chair

Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport 

Deputy Director of Aviation, Property Management and Commercial Development for the Kansas City Aviation Department 

Council Member since 2019

Étienne Côté

Étienne Côté

Advisory Council Member

Bombardier

Demonstration Pilot and Air Safety Investigator

Council Member since 2020

Coty Flatoff

Cory Flatoff

Advisory Council Member

Pentastar Aviation, Inc.

Senior Captain and Safety Manager 

Council Member since 2022

Martin G. Grier

Martin Grier, CAM, PMP, A&P/IA

Advisory Council Member

The Home Depot Aviation Department

Director, Maintenance Aviation

Council Member since 2019

Mark Larsen

Mark Larsen, CAM

Advisory Council Member

NBAA

Director, Safety & Flight Operations

Council Member since 2015

Andy Nureddin

Andy Nureddin

Advisory Council Member

Bombardier 

Vice President Customer Support

Council Member since 2022

Michael Ott

Michael Ott, FRAeS

Advisory Council Member

Phoenix Air Group, Inc.

Director, Program Operations/Captain

Council Member since 2020

Ron Renz

Ron Renz

Advisory Council Member

Alligator, Inc. 

President

Council Member since 2022

Christopher Sweeney

Christopher Sweeney

Advisory Council Member

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Supervisory Special Agent

Council Member since 2021

Nick W. Verdea, CAM, GLP

Nick W. Verdea, CAM, GLP

Advisory Council Member

The Williams Companies, Inc.

Director, Aviation and Travel

Council Member since 2022

Franco Pietracupa

Franco Pietracupa

Bombardier Representative

Bombardier

Demonstration Pilot