Alexandria, VA – The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) announced today the hiring of Mark Millam as its new Vice President, Technical. In this role, Mr. Millam takes on the lead responsibility for managing FSF’s Global Safety Information Project (GSIP). FSF also announced that Christopher Rochette, CMM, has joined the staff as Senior Manager of Events and Marketing.
Prior to joining FSF, Mr. Millam worked at Airlines for America as the managing director for safety. He served in that position since 2013 after 30 years in airline operations and safety. “Mark brings a safety background and knowledge of working with the FAA that will assist us in our GSIP project,” stated Jon L. Beatty, president and CEO of FSF. “We are very pleased to have someone with his background come on board.”
Mr. Rochette will be responsible for the logistics and marketing of all of the Foundation’s seminars and events, including the two largest, Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) and International Air Safety Summit (IASS). He has 19 years of experience working in global, non-profit environments. “With Chris’ expertise in conference planning and marketing, we look forward to his new ideas and leadership in making FSF’s safety summits and conferences even better than they are now,” Beatty stated.
In addition to the new hires, FSF announced several promotions. Greg Marshall has been named Vice President for Global Programs and will divide his time between managing FSF’s Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) program, which he has been managing for several years, and providing technical expertise for FSF.
Frank Jackman, who joined FSF in April of 2012 after 25 years at Aviation Week, has been named the new Vice President of Communications. He will be responsible for overseeing all of FSF external communications, including AeroSafety World, the website and managing the new partnership with SKYbrary.
Susan Lausch is promoted to Vice President, Business Operations. Ms. Lausch, who joined the Foundation in 2009, will continue to run the membership and seminars department. She coordinates other Foundation efforts including; fundraising and the benefit dinner a well as marketing/ branding efforts.
“With our new hires and the new structure of FSF, I am confident that we have the right team in place,” Beatty stated.
Flight Safety Foundation (www.flightsafety.org) is an independent, non-profit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.
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