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State Aviation Board Members

2020

Terms
28 SEPT 2018 – 30 JUNE 2022
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Residents
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
mpeters.aviation@gmail.com
Terms
01 JULY 2015 – 30 JUNE 2019
Party Affiliation
Republican
Residents
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
dougfse@ortelco.net
Terms
01 JULY 2015 – 30 JUNE 2019; 1 JULY 2019 - 30 JUNE 2023
Party Affiliation
Independent
Residents
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
meekerma92@msn.com
Terms
28 SEPT 2018 – 30 JUNE 2022
Party Affiliation
NAV
Residents
Medford, 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
srtapereyo@gmail.com
Terms
01 JULY 2014 – 30 JUNE 2018, 01 JULY 2018 – 30 JUNE 2022
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Residents
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@portofportland.com
Terms
01 APRIL 2015 – 30 JUNE 2018, 01 JULY 2018 – 30 JUNE 2022
Party Affiliation
Independent
Residents
Springfield, OR
Biography
Keith Washington is President of KEW Aviation Services, LLC. Keith formed KEW Aviation in 2017 and provides global contract pilot support on the Gulfstream GV/G550/G450 series aircraft. In addition to flying Keith is developing tools to assist business aviation professionals with flight department implementation and business process improvement. From 2005-2017 Keith worked for NIKE where held positions of Senior Director of Aviation, Chief Pilot and Captain. Throughout his tenure at NIKE, he led complex, strategic initiatives across every aspect of the flight operation.

Keith has been flying for 36 years. He began flying at the age of 16 and received his private pilot’s license shortly after his 17th birthday. He completed the remainder of his primary flight ratings at McKenzie Flying Service and Flightcraft in Eugene while studying economics at the University of Oregon. In 1988 Keith realized his dream of becoming an airline pilot when he joined Horizon Air as a First Officer on the Metroliner. In 1989 Keith was hired by United Airlines as a 747 Flight Engineer. He spent nearly 16 years as a pilot and captain for United Airlines. While at United he flew numerous aircraft including the Boeing 737, 757, 767 and Airbus 320. Keith has accumulated nearly 17,000 flight hours during his flying career.

Following the Persian Gulf War, Keith received a civilian Desert Shield / Desert Storm medal for flying troops as part of the Civil Reserve Aircraft Fleet. In addition to the Aviation Board Keith is a member of the IS-BAO Standards Board —the International Standards for Business Aviation Operations – a leading standard setting body for corporate flight departments.​
Email Address
kwaviation@gmail.com
Terms
25 NOVE 2019 - 30 JUNE 2023
Party Affiliation
Republican
Residents
Klamath Falls, OR
Biography
Email Address
john.barsalou@aviation.state.or.us

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