Bird Strike Committee USA is a volunteer organization directed by a Steering Committee consisting of members from representative organizations, including the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, the private sector, aviation industry/airlines and airports.
Call for Nominations!
Nominations several BSC USA steering committee positions is open until April 30, 2019. Steering Committee members participate in monthly committee teleconferences and participate in-person or via teleconference at two meetings: the annual meeting held in conjunction with the annual conference and the mid-winter meeting held in Washington, DC.
If you are interested in participating, please send an email expressing your interest in a committee position to: email@example.com. A committee member will respond to you for further information.
Steering Committee – Voting Position
- FAA – 1 opening
- Aerospace Industry – 1 opening
- Airlines – 1 opening
- General – 2 openings
Standing Committee Chair (Non-voting Position)
- Operations & Policy Committee (Chair or Vice-Chair)
Nominations close on Wednesday, April 30, 2019!
The Steering Committee
The Executive Committee. Comprised of Chair, Chair-Elect, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Immediate Past-Chair.
|John Weller, Chair||Federal Aviation Administration||FAA|
|Nick Atwell, Vice Chair||USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services||USDA|
|Sarah Brammell, Past Chair||Blue Wing Environmental||Private Sector Services|
The Steering Committee. Comprised of elected members from representative organizations.
|Craig Quick||GE Aviation||Aerospace Industry|
|Kim Owen||The Boeing Company||Aerospace Industry|
|Tahereh Behbehani||Southwest Airlines||Airlines|
|Troy Levanen||Alaskan Air Group||Airlines|
|Nick Atwell||Port of Portland Airport||Airports|
|Johnny Metcalf||Orlando International||Airports|
|Jay Higgins||U.S. Navy||DOD|
|Dan Sulllivan||U.S.A.F. BASH Team||DOD|
|David Wright||Air National Guard||DOD|
|John Weller||Federal Aviation Administration||FAA|
|Open||Federal Aviation Administration||FAA|
|Janny Siddens||Federal Aviation Administration||FAA|
|Marcy Heacker||Smithsonian Institute||General|
|Mark Crystal||Airline Pilots Association||General|
|Sarah Brammel||Blue Wing Environmental||Private Sector Services|
|Lisa Harmon||Senior Planner, Mead & Hunt||Private Sector Services|
|Dave Moore||Strategic Results||Private Sector Services|
|Mike Begier||USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services||USDA|
|Russel Odell||USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services||USDA|
|Travis Guerrant||USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services||USDA|
Non-Voting Appointed Steering Committee Members
|Phyllis Miller (Secretary)||USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services||N/A|
|Laura Francoeur (Treasurer)||N/A||N/A|
Emeritus Members. Nominated, merit-based elected appointments.
|Matt Klope||U.S. Navy ret.||N/A|
|Gene LeBoeuf||FAA/USAF ret.||N/A|
|Ron Merritt||DeTect, Inc.||N/A|
|Russell DeFusco||Bash, Inc.||N/A|
|Richard Dolbeer||Past Chair||N/A|
Standing Committee Chairs. Appointed non-voting members.
|John Ostrom||Minneapolis/St. Paul Intl. Airport||Annual Conference|
|Lisa Harmon||Mead & Hunt||Communications|
|Mike Stephens||Dane County Regional Airport||Education & Outreach|
|Amy Anderson||National Wildlife Biologist, FAA||Membership|
|Craig Quick||GE Aviation||Research & Development|