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State Aviation Board Members

2020

Terms
28 SEPT 2018 – 30 JUNE 2022
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Residence
Corvallis, OR
Biography
Mark Peters is the Institutional Research Compliance Officer for Oregon State University. He joined ORSU in October of 2014. Oregon State is the largest University in Oregon and has a diverse portfolio of research from nuclear engineering to marine sciences. Mark was hired to establish an institution wide export compliance program as part of the institutions far reaching compliance initiatives.

Mark is also responsible for the development of a robust unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operation that spans seven colleges at the university with more than 65 pilots and 60 aircraft and over 300 missions for last year. Mark represents OSU leadership in the FAA’s center of excellence, ASSURE, and is part of the leadership group for the Pan Pacific Test Range Complex that includes Oregon’s Three Test ranges. Under his leadership, OSU developed online training for new drone pilots and expanded corporate collaboration between OSU and Oregon businesses on UAS technology.

Prior to joining OSA, he established the export compliance program at Oregon Health & Sciences University. Mark also provides consulting services to institutions and business in their global expansion efforts.

He started his career with the I.S. Department of Commerce and was the Director of the U.S. Exports Assistance Center in Montana. Mark also served as Congressional Fellow to the United State Senate in 2001 advising Senators on U.S. trade policy. While at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Mark has held assignment in throughout the US and also in Japan and Argentina. He has over 20 years of experience in international trade and export compliance.

Mark graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a B.S. in International Relations and is currently working on a graduate degree at OSU focusing on disruptive technology policy.​
Email Address
Mark.PETERS@aviation.state.or.us
Terms
01 JULY 2015 – 30 JUNE 2019
Party Affiliation
Republican
Residence
John Day, OR
Biography
Douglas Ferguson was raised in Baker and Grant County. Doug spent his early life training for a career in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying with the Oregon Department of Transportation, The USFS on the Malheur National Forest, and with a local surveying firm of Bagett Griffith & Ferguson. He received his Professional Land Surveyors license 1968 and his Professional Engineers License in 1971. He Served as Grant County Engineer in 1973. Doug founded the firm of Ferguson Surveying and Engineering in 1974 and is still CEO and President, thus having spent 45 years providing Surveying and Civil Engineering Services in Eastern Oregon. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Oregon, Professional Surveyors of Oregon, and is on the South East Area Commission on Transportation. Eastern Oregon is his home; he is well recognized and known in this community.

Doug began flying in 1972, received his Private Pilot license in in the same year, his Commercial Pilots License in 1974 and Instrument Rating in 1977. From the middle 1970s to the early 1980s Doug flew for the local FBO at John Day, as a charter pilot, flew game counts for ODFW for several years in a fixed wing aircraft and as a fire spotter pilot for the USFS and State Forestry. His first love is back country flying and mountain flying. He has spent a lot of time in the Idaho and Oregon Back Country practicing this art over the last 40 plus years and flying is a large part of his life. Doug is a member of AOPA and the Idaho Aviation Association and deeply committed to general aviation.​
Email Address
Doug.FERGUSON@aviation.state.or.us
Terms
01 JULY 2015 – 30 JUNE 2019; 1 JULY 2019 - 30 JUNE 2023
Party Affiliation
Independent
Residence
Sisters, OR
Biography
Martha Meeker, Chair, retired as a Brigadier General in 2015 after 28 years in the Air Force. Her broad range of aviation experience includes operational assignments as an EC-135, KC-135 and E-3 instructor navigator and evaluator where she totaled over 1900 flight hours. In addition, Martha has managed airports at Spokane Air Force Base, Washington and at Charleston, South Carolina, a dual use international civilian airport and military airfield. As for her ground time, Martha’s staff experiences ranged from supporting air mobility operations worldwide to extensive time overseas supporting NATO to time at the Pentagon where she served as the Air Staff lead for mobility, special operations and search & rescue aircraft requirements, integrating warfighter needs within a $122 billion portfolio. Martha has commanded the squadron and wing levels.​
Email Address
Martha.MEEKER@aviation.state.or.us
Terms
28 SEPT 2018 – 30 JUNE 2022
Party Affiliation
NAV
Residence
Yamhill, OR
Biography
Hilda Pereyo is an experienced aerospace education professional and pilot. Her commercial flight experience includes international aircraft delivery as well as flying various air missions for Civil Air Patrol (Search and Rescue, Cadet Orientation, and Intercept Flights). As an officer in the Civil Air Patrol she has been instrumental in building educational partnerships at the private, public, and corporate levels. She has been involved in the aviation and aerospace community providing workshops and activities including national level aviation business leadership programs. Her background spans 17+ years of educational experience including public education curriculum, informal education, and community engagement programs with a focus on diverse audiences. She has partnered with organizations including Girl Scouts, Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program, and NASA to create programs the bring awareness and opportunities for all audiences interested in aviation and aerospace career pathways and activities. She has also served as a board member of various pilot scholarship foundations and pilot mentorship programs.

Hilda is a member of the Airport Owners and Pilots Association 9AOPA), the Ninety Nines, Women in Aviation, and Rotary International. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and her Master’s in Education Administration from California State University.​
Email Address
Hilda.PEREYO@aviation.state.or.us
Terms
01 JULY 2014 – 30 JUNE 2018, 01 JULY 2018 – 30 JUNE 2022
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Residence
Portland, OR
Biography
Vince Granato was named the Port of Portland’s Chief Operating Officer in February of 2012. In this role he is responsible for all operating functions for the Port, including Portland International Airport (PDX), a two-airport General Aviation reliever system, and all of the Port’s marine terminals.

Vince has over 26 years of experience with the Port of Portland in various managerial and financial capacities, most recently serving as the Port’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role he was responsible for all financial activities related to the Port, as well as all the administrative functions including Risk Management, Internal Audit, Contracts & Procurement, and Research. He has negotiated multiple contracts with the airlines operating at PDX, that govern the operational and financial obligations of the airport and airlines, which are critical to the region’s economic health.

Vince has participated in a number of national initiatives in the aviation industry including the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Baggage Screening Investment Study Group and various other initiatives for Airports Council International. He also participates on the Fundraising Board for the nonprofit Reaching and Empowering All Peoples (REAP) group.​
Email Address
Vince.GRANATO@aviation.state.or.us
Terms
25 NOVE 2019 - 30 JUNE 2023
Party Affiliation
Republican
Residence
Klamath Falls, OR
Biography

John Barsalou, A.A.E.
Biography
 
John is the Airport Director of the Crater Lake – Klamath Regional Airport, Klamath Falls, and has been the Director since July 2015.  John received the NW American Association of Airport Executive (AAAE) President’s Award in 2016 for successfully leading a nationwide effort to pass the Treating Small Airports (TSA) with Fairness Act through both houses of Congress within four months.  It was a bicameral and bipartisan law that required the TSA to re-federalize previously federalized rural airports that were seeking to restart passenger air service.  He was the 2018/2019 President of the Oregon Airport Management Association (OAMA).
 
In 1978, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for 6 years, mostly in Alaska.  In 1984, John began working for the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in airport property management for several hundred rural state-owned airports.  In 1989, he worked at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in several different positions, including Airport Operations, Airport Management, and from 1997 to 2007 as the Airport’s Properties Director.  At Anchorage, he managed and negotiated the development of a $65 million dollar consolidated rental car garage and managed the development of concessions and airlines space for a 440,000 s.f. terminal building expansion project – the largest terminal expansion project in the State’s history. 
 
In November 2007, John took the Airport Manager’s position at the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport.  There he oversaw the completion of a $6M “747-800 hangar” under budget and within 8 months.  In January 2010, John accepted the position of Deputy Airport Director - Operations and Maintenance at the Bishop International Airport, where many large capital projects were completed, including a terminal building expansion and several airfield improvements.
 
John became accredited with the AAAE in 1994.  In 1995, John graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science and Occupational Education, specializing in Business Administration.  In May 2011, John received his MBA from Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan.


Email Address
John.BARSALOU@aviation.state.or.us
Terms
15 MARCH 2021 to 30 JUNE 2022
Party Affiliation
Residence
Keizer, OR
Biography

​​Thomas (Tom) Krueger grew up in Portland and spent his early aviation life at Aero Air Inc., the Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Hillsboro Airport. From there, he enjoyed a thirty-five year career at United Airlines as a Check Airman and Standards Captain, retiring as a B747-400 Captain.

For the last several years, Krueger has been active as a corporate pilot and is now building an RV7 aircraft.

His involvement with the State Aviation Board provides him an opportunity to give back to the Aviation community through his background and experience. He is especially interested in expanding opportunities in education for young people to enter rewarding careers in aviation such as aircraft technicians and as pilots, careers for which there are looming shortages projected for the next two decades.

Married and the parents of seven children, Krueger and his wife reside in Keizer, Oregon.​


Email Address
Thomas.KRUEGER@aviation.state.or.us

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