AAP Board of Directors
 
Founding Board Members
 
Don Roberts - As Lockheed Martin Fellow for Airworthiness and Airworthiness Certification, Don brings over 33 years of expertise in Design, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and Airworthiness Engineering gained working numerous civil and military programs at both Boeing and Lockheed Martin. His outside interests include serving on the Baylor University School of Engineering and Computer Science Board of Advocates. Don currently serves as consultant to Aeronautics Site Leads and Program Airworthiness Leads to standardize all Lockheed Martin Aeronautics programs.
 
 
Denna Mason - Mrs. Mason is an Airworthiness Certification Specialist for Lockheed Martin. In this role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of airworthiness improvement activities to ensure the necessary professionals, processes, procedures, tools and independent oversight are integrated across all Lockheed Martin Programs. Previously, Mrs. Mason was the Airworthiness Lead for the F-22, C-5, and P-3 Programs. She was responsible for establishing an airworthiness certification process and leading the airworthiness strategy, planning, reportability assessments, certification development, risk determination, compliance documentation and approval process support. She was also responsible for the integration of Airworthiness into the System Engineering processes.
 
 
Mike Fox - Over thirty-five years in the aircraft design, test, and certification field. Mr. Fox has focused on military aircraft while at General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin and advanced aircraft concepts while at NASA Langley Research Center. He has been an integral team member in numerous aircraft programs from the design through test flight phases. He led the origination of the F-35 Airworthiness Certification approach and process through the joint industry, government, and customer forum, which has resulted in providing U.S. and international customers with an airworthy aircraft for fleet operations.
 
 Elected Board Members
 
David Cripps - Mr. Cripps attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating in June 1978, and served twenty-six years on active duty in a variety of Army Aviation and acquisition assignments and rising to the rank of Colonel. His career culminated at the U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center where he served for three years as Commander and as the Army’s senior experimental test pilot. He retired from active service in the summer of 2004. Dave returned to serving the nation as a Department of the Army Civilian with the Aviation Engineering Directorate of the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research Development and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, where he functions as the Deputy Director, overseeing airworthiness for all Army aircraft.
 
 
Jorge Gonzalez - Mr. Gonzalez has more than 30 years of experience in civil service. He began his career in 1980 as a structural engineer at the Aeronautical Systems Division in Dayton, Ohio. Throughout his career, Mr. Gonzalez has served in multiple senior technical leadership positions supporting life cycle management of many of the fighter, bomber, transport and unmanned modern aircraft systems in the Air Force inventory. Most notably, he served as the Chief of the F-22 Airframe Integrated Product Team, was the Chief Engineer for the C-17 Globemaster III and was the Technical Director for the 402nd Maintenance Wing at the former Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center. In February 2013, Mr. Gonzalez was appointed to his current position as Director of Engineering and the Air Force Technical Authority for Airworthiness for the newly established AFLCMC at WPAFB, Ohio.
 
 
Dawn McGarvey-Buchwalder - Ms. McGarvey Buchwalder has more than 30 years of experience in civil service. She began her career as a Crew Systems engineer at the Aeronautical Systems Division in Dayton, Ohio. Ms McGarvey-Buchwalder’ s career has had her leading life support programs on X-32, X-35, F-22, YF-22, YF- 23, KE-3A, and C-12 with a focus to ensure that warfighter protection was commensurate with aircraft capability. Appointed in August 2011, as the first Technical Advisor and Branch Chief for Airworthiness (AW), to execute Air Force Policy Directive 62-6, USAF AW, released June 2010.
 
 
  Sue Reviello - Sue Reviello is the senior airworthiness manager for Boeing Defense and Space (BDS) Military programs responsible for the oversight of BDS military programs to ensure they are on track for final airworthiness authorizations. She has experience in both domestic and foreign airworthiness standards and airwortiness organizations. She is also responsible for the creation and management of the BDS EMAR 21J delegated organization for international programs and holds a current delegate authorization for the Canadian Chinook program. Prior to this, Sue was the senior manager responsible for all international Chinook airworthiness programs responsible for the successful airworthiness authorizations for several Chinook programs.
 
 
Will Mahoney - Mr. Mahoney is the Director for Program Airworthiness at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. In this role, he is responsible for manned and unmanned programs in the areas of Airworthiness and Airworthiness Certification. This includes ensuring the necessary engineering personnel, skills, processes, tools and independent oversight on programs. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2014, Mr. Mahoney began his career at Sikorsky Aircraft as a structural test and certification engineer, supporting military and commercial programs. From there, he held engineering and leadership positions on various domestic and international development, manufacturing, and sustainment programs for United Technologies and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.
 
 
Robert Hanley - Mr. Hanley is currently the Director of the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) Airworthiness Office, located at Patuxent River, MD. He oversees the flight safety and certification of all of the Navy and Marine Corps' 4,000 plus manned and unmanned aircraft, to include the Presidential Helicopter, the Blue Angels' Flight Demonstration Team, and all of the combat and non-combat aircraft flown by the DoN. Mr. Hanley has served in this position since 2001.
 
 
Joel Ligon - Mr. Joel M. Ligon is a Program Manager and Mechanical Systems Engineering Technical Specialist from the FAA Military Certification Office. An engineering graduate of Wichita State University, Mr. Ligon has 34 years of experience in design, airworthiness certification, and support for military commercial derivative and special mission aircraft. Joel helped establish the FAA Military Certification Office (MCO) in 2004, and is the author of the policy and guidance material issued by the FAA for military projects, including FAA Order 8110.101 "Type Certification Procedures for Military Commercial Derivative Aircraft" and FAA Advisory Circular AC 20-169 "Guidance for Certification of Military and Special Mission Modifications and Equipment for Commercial Derivative Aircraft (CDA)". Joel is the FAA MCO point of contact for the USAF, serves as Technical Advisor to the USAF, and is currently the FAA Program Manager for the USAF KC-46 Tanker Certification Team.