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2022

Board Members 2022

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Terms
01 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
mail.aviation@ODAV.oregon.gov
Terms
15 March 2021 - 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
mail.aviation@ODAV.oregon.gov
Terms
15 November 2021 - 30 June 2024
Party Affiliation
Residence
Beaverton, OR
Biography

​Mike Oliver, Warbird Pilot and Aviation enthusiast, is the President of the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras Oregon. Mike began his love of flying at a very young age, getting his pilots license at the age of 17. Mike went on to get his Instrument, multi-engine and commercial ratings as well as flying different types of WWII Aircraft including the PT-17 Stearman, T-6 Texan, Grumman FM2 Wildcat, AD4 Skyraider, Bellanca Aircruiser, TBM Avenger, F4U Corsair, SBD Dauntless, P-40 Kittyhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51D Mustang, just to name a few.

Mike became General Manager of the Tillamook Air Museum, a private collection of WWII Aircraft, owned by Jack Erickson in 2007. It was there that he was able to nurture his passion for aviation. With warbirds at his fingertips and open skies above, Mike was able to foster and achieve his dream of being a Warbird Pilot. Erickson moved the private collection to Central Oregon in 2014 and it is there where the skies have come alive. Soaring with the Warbirds and Wings Over Pearl is just some of the programs Mike has created, allowing the public to purchase rides in the vintage aircraft and experience the thrill and the history of a WWII Pilot. The Erickson Airshow Collection travels to many airshows within the United States and Canada sharing the preservation of these rare aircraft. And at home you'll find many of the warbirds in flight up in the beautiful skies and against the snowy mountain backdrops of Central Oregon.​


Email Address
mail.aviation@ODAV.oregon.gov
Terms
8 February 2022 - 30 June 2023
Party Affiliation
Residence
Eugene, OR
Biography

​Cathryn Stephens, A.A.E. is the Airport Director for the Eugene Airport in Oregon. An Accredited Airport Executive, Cathryn serves on the American Association of Airport Executives Board of Directors and as chair of the AAAE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.​

For the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Cathryn has participated on several Airport Cooperative Research Program panels, and currently serves as a member of the ACRP Oversight Committee.

She is past president of the Northwest Chapter of AAAE and of the Oregon Airport Management Association. She has also served on the Oregon Department of Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee.

Cathryn holds a courtesy faculty appointment at Oregon State University, co-teaching Airport Planning and Design, a graduate level course for the Civil Engineering Department. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Journalism from OSU and a Master of Science in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon.​

Cathryn is a member of the Travel Lane County Board of Directors and the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Commission. She serves on the planning committees for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials and the IAAF World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022. 


Email Address
mail.aviation@ODAV.oregon.gov
Terms
01 July 2022 - 30 June 2026
Party Affiliation
Residence
Portland, OR
Biography

​Steve is currently the Director of Airport Operations for the Portland Int'l Airport (PDX) and the Hillsboro (HIO) and Troutdale (TTD) airports. In this capacity, he is responsible for the leadership of Airside, Terminal, Landside and Maintenance operations at all three airports. Steve and the Airport Operations team ensure the safe and efficient operation of PDX facilities during the $1.6 billion reconstruction of the PDX Terminal Core. In his role as the Director of Airport Operations, he is committed to the development and enhancement of a diverse workforce and guaranteeing a welcoming environment for all airport employees.

In his previous role, Steve was the senior manager for general aviation airports for the Port of Portland. In this capacity, he was responsible for all facets of general aviation airport administration, including airport operations and maintenance, operating and capital budget management, environmental compliance, tenant relationships, community outreach, local and federal intergovernmental relations, and policy input for real estate development at the Hillsboro and Troutdale airports.

Steve spent nine years as a pilot in the U.S. Navy and flew extensively in Asia and the Middle East and accumulated more than 1,200 hours of flight time as a pilot-in-command of single and multi-engine aircraft. From Australia to the Aleutian Islands, from the west coast of Africa to the west coast of the US, he and his flight crew were always comsumers of airport services, but he never really knew what it took to operate an airport. When he transitioned to a career in airport management, he learned the critical role that airports play in support of aircraft operators.

Steve is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, with a bachelor's degree in engineering. At the Port of Portland, he has been a three-time recipient of the Executive Director Recognition Award, which is the Port's highest award for individual achievement. In addition, Steve is the past President of the Oregon Airport Management Association (2013) and was recognized as Oregon's "Airport Manager of the Year" in 2011. Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Airport Management Association, The Board of Directors of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and is currently the Vice Chair of the Washington County Fairgrounds Advisory Committee.

Steve lives in Portland with his wife, their two dogs and nineteen-year-old cat that was rescued from a field at PDX when she was six weeks old.

Email Address
mail.aviation@ODAV.oregon.gov
Terms
10 June 2022 - 30 June 2024
Party Affiliation
Residence
Salem, OR
Biography

​A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Oregon School of Law, Kenji is an attorney and the CEO and President of the Drone Service Providers Alliance. He is a founder of Ariascend, as well as chief pilot and co-founder of A-Cam Aerials. He has been in the industry for over nine years and has experience flying both single and dual operations for major brand names such as Ford, ABC, and Disney. Kenji played a critical role in the 2017 FAA Remote ID and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee and was a member of the 2021 FAA BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee. He is an active member of ASTM working on industry standards for remote ID, operations over people, and beyond visual line of sight operations, and continues to serve on various task groups for the Federal Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (Formerly the FAA Drone Advisory Committee). Kenji has worked closely with the state aviation agency as a UAS policy advisor, and advises numerous state agencies and local municipalities on drone issues and policies. Kenji was appointed to the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee in January, 2021 as a Citizen UAS Operator.​

Email Address
mail.aviation@ODAV.oregon.gov

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