Location: Dayton, OH
Brief job description: I lead an exceptional team of well-educated, motivated safety professionals that come to work every day with the goal of making PSA a safer place. Their passion for safety inspires me.
How long have you’ve been with PSA? I’m in my 12th year.
How long have you been in the airline industry? 25 years
Favorite place you’ve traveled: Paris! Without a doubt.
What you like most about working at PSA: The people of course. Best group of people I’ve ever worked with.
Hobbies: Racing! I’ve raced since I was 14 years old. Started with motocross and flat track motorcycles, then road racing motorcycles. I then switched to mini sprints and sprint cars. Eldora Speedway is a very intense place! 140 MPH on a half-mile dirt track. Nowadays, I race the Sport Car Club of America’s Spec Miata Series at tracks like Mid Ohio, Road Atlanta and Roebling Road. I also love to ride my Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Why would you recommend PSA? It’s a stable, well-run airline with a passionate group of employees.
Something about your role that most people don’t know: When I took this position, the president at the time told me I needed to become the company’s conscience. I took that to heart. I make sure the company does “The right thing.”
Most rewarding part of your job? Leading the change in culture. We have a true safety culture at PSA now. I’m very proud of that.
Something no one knows about you: I used to be a dairy farmer! We milked 105 cows twice a day. We also raised 150 heifers on contract at the same time. It gave me a new perspective on what hard work and long hours really mean. I know it’s hard to believe now, but I got really skinny when I had the farm.