Leadership

Board of Directors

Chairman

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.


Vice-Chairman

Denna MacLeod – Ms. MacLeod 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, Ms. MacLeod 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.

Ms. MacLeod has served in roles of increasing responsibilities at Lockheed Martin. Ms. MacLeod began her career in 2001 at Lockheed Martin as a Procurement Quality Engineer responsible for the oversight of avionics, structural, propulsion, and subsystem commodities to ensure supplier conformance to industry quality standards by validating supplier corrective actions, performing surveillance of manufacturing processes, and conducting process evaluations/audits of the engineering and manufacturing operations to ensure compliance to process documentation. She subsequently worked as a Flight and System Safety Engineer for the F-22 Program. As a System Safety Engineer, Ms. MacLeod was responsible for the areas of functional hazard development and system safety assessment development.

Ms. MacLeod is an alumnus of the Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP). As an OLDP participant, she performed tasks and assignments emphasizing development of technical and strategic leadership and interpersonal skills in a structured framework within the operations disciplines.

Ms. MacLeod is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science and a Bachelor of Science in Management of Technical Operations. Ms. MacLeod is also a member of the International System Safety Society (ISSS), International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Ms. MacLeod serves as the Treasurer of the North Texas Chapter of INCOSE.

Ms. MacLeod is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional and a FAA Airframe and Powerplant licensed mechanic.


Executive Secretary

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.


Officers

President
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.

Vice-President
Denna MacLeod – Ms. MacLeod 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, Ms. MacLeod 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.

Secretary
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.

 

Treasurer 

Mike Troup - With over twenty-one years of experience in Naval Aviation, Systems Engineering, and Airworthiness Certification, he currently works as the airworthiness lead for two military programs at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth. Mr. Troup is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Troy State University with a Master of Science in Management. Mike participates in the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Rising Technical Talent (RTT) program for airworthiness whose purpose is developing and preparing members for qualification and selection as a Lockheed Martin Fellow.

Committee Chairs

Ethics Committee - Matt Crabtree

Elections Committee - Open

Communications Committee - Open

Technical Publications Committee - Tom Lewis

Membership Committee - Don Roberts

University Relations Committee - Laurette Lahey