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.

The Steering Committee

The Executive Committee. Comprised of Chair, Chair-Elect, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Immediate Past-Chair.

Name/Position Organization Sector Rep.
Sarah Brammell, Chair Environmental Resource Solutions Private Sector Services
John Weller, Vice Chair Federal Aviation Administration FAA
Mike Begier, Immediate Past USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services USDA
The Steering Committee. Comprised of elected members from representative organizations.
Chris Demers Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Aerospace Industry
Craig Quick GE Aviation Aerospace Industry
Kim Owen The Boeing Company Aerospace Industry
Tahereh Behbehani Southwest Airlines Airlines
Open Open Airlines
Open Open Airlines
Nick Atwell Port of Portland Airport Airports
Johnny Metcalf Orlando International Airports
Jeff Turner Massport Airports
Jay Higgins U.S. Navy DOD
Dan Sulllivan U.S.A.F. BASH Team DOD
Open Open DOD
John Weller Federal Aviation Administration FAA
Ron Singletary Federal Aviation Administration FAA
Janny Siddens Federal Aviation Administration FAA
Gary Cooke National Business Aviation Association General
Carla Dove Smithsonian Institution General
Mark Crystal Airline Pilots Association General
Sarah Brammel Environmental Resource Solutions Private Sector Services
Barthel Joseph Reed-Joseph, Inc. Private Sector Services
Dave Moore Strategic Results Private Sector Services
Mike Begier USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services USDA
John McConnell USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services USDA
Martin Lowney USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services USDA
Non-Voting Appointed Steering Committee Members
Phyllis Miller (Secretary) USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services 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
Robert Dogan USAF N/A
Richard Dolbeer Past Chair N/A
Standing Committee Chairs. Appointed non-voting members.
Cathy Boyles DFW International Airport Communications
Amy Reed Environmental Resource Solutions Membership
Steve Osmek Seattle-Tacoma Operations & Policy
Craig Quick GE Aviation Research & Development
John Ostrom Minneapolis/St. Paul Intl. Airport Conference
Mike Stephens Dane County Regional Airport Education & Outreach
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