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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.

Chris Lutat

Advisory Council Chairman

Convergent Performance, LLC

President, Government & Aerospace

Subject Matter Expert: Automation Airmanship
Council Member since 2016

Chris Lacroix

Advisory Council Vice Chairman

London Air Services Limited

Director of Maintenance

Council Member since 2015

Thomas Anthony

Advisory Council Member

USC Aviation Safety and Security

Director

Subject matter expert: Aviation Security
Council Member since 2016

Mark Chaffinch

Advisory Council Member

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Chief Pilot

Council Member since 2018

Ed Coleman

Advisory Council Member

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus

Director of the Robertson Safety Institute and Department Chair for Safety Science Department 

Council Member since 2015

Al Gorthy

Advisory Council Member

USN Retired

Captain

Council Member since 2016

Dr. Amy Grubb

Advisory Council Member

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Sr. Industrial/Organizational Psychologist

Subject Matter Expert: Organizational Development
Council Member since 2018

Leo Knaapen

Advisory Council Member

Bombardier Business Aircraft

Manager, Industry Affairs

Council Member since 2017

Mark Larsen

Advisory Council Member

NBAA

Senior Manager, Safety & Flight Operations

Council Member since 2015

Dr. Hassan Shahidi

Advisory Council Member

MITRE Center Advanced Aviation System Development

Director Aviation Safety and Drone Integration

Council Member since 2018

Troy Smith

Advisory Council Member

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Supervisory Special Agent

Subject Matter Expert: Internal Safety Programs
Council Member since 2015

Jeff Wofford

Advisory Council Member

CommScope, Inc.

Chief Pilot and Director of Aviation

Council Member since 2015