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.

Amy Grubb

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

Development for the Kansas City Aviation Department

Deputy Director of Aviation, Property Management and Commercial 

Council Member since 2019

Étienne Côté

Étienne Côté

Advisory Council Member

Bombardier

Flight Operations

Council Member since 2020

Martin G. Grier

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

Advisory Council Member

The Home Depot Aviation Department

Sr. Manager, Aircraft Maintenance

Council Member since 2019

Mark Larsen

Mark Larsen

Advisory Council Member

NBAA

Senior Manager, Safety & Flight Operations

Council Member since 2015

Michael Ott

Michael Ott

Advisory Council Member and 2019 Award Winner

Phoenix Air Group, Inc.

Director, Government Contracting/Captain

Council Member since 2020

Christopher Sweeney

Christopher Sweeney

Advisory Council Member

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Supervisory Special Agent

Council Member since 2021

Andy Nureddin

Andy Nureddin

Advisory Council Member

Bombardier Aviation

Vice President Customer Support

Council Member since 2022

Coty Flatoff

Coty Flatoff

Advisory Council Member

Pentastar Aviation, Inc.

Senior Captain and Safety Manager 

Council Member since 2022

Nick W. Verdea, CAM, GLP

Nick W. Verdea, CAM, GLP

Advisory Council Member

The Williams Companies, Inc. - Tulsa, OK

Director, Aviation and Travel

Council Member since 2022

Ron Renz

Ron Renz

Advisory Council Member

Alligator, Inc. 

President

Council Member since 2022