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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 Lacroix

Advisory Council Chairman

London Air Services Limited

Director of Maintenance

Council Member since 2015

Troy Smith

Advisory Council Vice Chairman

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Supervisory Special Agent

Subject Matter Expert: Internal Safety Programs
Council Member since 2015

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

Melissa Cooper, A.A.E

Advisory Council Member

Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport 

Manager

Council Member since 2019

Al Gorthy

Advisory Council Member

USN Retired

Captain

Council Member since 2016

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

Advisory Council Member

The Home Depot Aviation Department

Sr. Manager, Aircraft Maintenance

Council Member since 2019

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

Flight Safety Foundation

President and CEO

Council Member since 2018

Jeff Wofford

Advisory Council Member

CommScope, Inc.

Chief Pilot and Director of Aviation

Council Member since 2015