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Hassan eltaher (’80, DB) authored a
book, Aviation & Maritime Security Intelligence, which was published in January. Eltaher is the former chief of Civil Aviation Intelligence and chief of Maritime Security Strategic Planning for the Canadian Department of Transport. Eltaher retired from public service in 2006 and established an aviation and maritime security intelligence management consulting practice. appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to the board of directors for Workforce Florida Inc. for a term that began Jan. 27 and will last through March 21, 2015. The Windermere resident is the president of Falcon Development, and a member of the Government Efficiency Task Force and the International Council of Shopping Centers. ticipated in the Boeing 727 crashsafety event for Discovery Channel in April (see related article on page 8) and recently released his novel, Pushing Leaves Towards the Sun, as a free online audiobook on Podiobooks and as a podcast on iTunes. Berry welcomes feedback from Embry-Riddle readers and listeners. He also recently earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Fairfield University.
F-15E weapons systems officer for the U.S. Air Force. She flew the F-15E with the Royal Air Force in Lakenheath, England, and at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina. She is currently a squadron commander at Eglin Air Force Base in Destin, Fla.
richard J. Greenwood (’94, DB) is a
Learjet instructor at FlightSafety International Inc.’s Atlanta Learning Center.
Lt. Col. Kelley (Sloan) Marcell
Matthew J. Falconer (’83, DB) was
Patrick J. Doyle (with award)
Michael Collins (’87, WW) was
Mark “Leonard” Berry (’85, DB) par-
recently appointed to the board of advisors for CorePLUS, a cloud management platform technology business. Collins resides in Plano, Texas.
named in January to the position of vice president of Eastern U.S. and Canadian Sales for Dassault Falcon. Hurley started with Dassault Falcon in 1988 as a sales engineer. Before accepting his current job, he held several regional sales positions at the company.
James T. Hurley (’87, DB) was
a collaborative team of FedEx, Boeing and Honeywell engineers to win the 2012 laureate for the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul category and was recognized for his efforts to identify common causes of avionics failures.
recently published “Pulling Back the Throttle in the Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction Over Air Carriers,” in the Issues in Aviation Law and Policy journal of the DePaul University College of Law. Ruiz is a senior associate at Gonzalez and Rodriguez PSC and an adjunct professor teaching aviation law at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He also leads the Embry-Riddle Alumni Spirit Group in Puerto Rico.
Carlos J. ruiz-Irizarry (’95, DB)
Dan “Mili” Milicevic (’95, DB) was
Bob Brantner (’91, PC) is a first officer with Delta Air Lines. He is also the author of My Year as an Alaskan Bush Pilot, a collection of stories that documents his first flying job after graduating from Embry-Riddle. It’s available in e-book format. wayne Brown (’91, WW) was recognized as a “21st Century Trailblazer” in aerospace executive leadership at the National Society of Black Engineers Aerospace Systems Conference in Los Angeles held Feb. 1–4. Two weeks later, Brown was also honored as an industry “driver and doer” at the Black Engineer of the Year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Conference in Philadelphia. He is an operations director for Boeing Commercial Airplanes Manufacturing and Quality in Everett, Wash. Brown has worked at Boeing for 29 years. Lt. Col. Kelley (sloan) Marcell (’93, DB) is featured in Military Fly Moms,
alexis smollok (’85, DB; ’89, WW)
is deputy assistant director for the Federal Air Marshal Service. She holds a Certified Protection Professional accreditation from the American Society for Industrial Security, is a licensed commercial pilot and an active scuba diver, and is a member of the Senior Executive Service. Smollok visited the Daytona Beach Campus in April and served as guest speaker at the dinner event “Celebrating the Women of Embry-Riddle.”
Bruce Frallic (’89, WW) retired from
his position as executive director of the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in August. Frallic, who held the post for 26 years, began his aviation career in 1967 as a naval aviator with the U.S. Marine Corps. He later transitioned to civil airports in Pensacola, Fla., and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., moving to Mississippi in 1974. The majority of his 45-year career was spent working in commercial airport management.
selected as the 2011 Training Air Wing SIX Reserve Flight Instructor of the Year. He was also chosen out of 300 naval aviators in 16 squadrons by the chief of naval air training as his nominee for the Reserve Officers Association “Outstanding Navy Reserve Junior Officer” for 2011. He is currently a contract flight simulator instructor for Fidelity Technologies, teaching Navy and Marine Corps student aviators in T-6 Texan II and T-45C Goshawk simulators. He continues to fly as a Navy Selected Reservist with Training Squadron 86 on board NAS Pensacola, Fla., instructing Strike/Fighter WSOs in the T-39 Sabreliner.
Xavier samuels (’96, DB) was recognized by the city of Houston on March 20 for outstanding community service and accepted a plaque on behalf of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, a
stephen Blanchette (’86, PC) recently delivered the keynote presentation at the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency’s service-oriented architecture Technology Watch Day at The Hague in the Netherlands.
Patrick J. Doyle (’90, WW) was
honored at Aviation Week’s 55th Annual Laureate Awards ceremony March 7. Doyle, a FedEx Express senior manager of power plant and avionics maintenance, led
a coffee-table book published in February by Tannenbaum, which showcases 71 female military aviators and mothers. Marcell, a mother of four, is the first female
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Lift - Fall 2012
Lift - Fall 2012
Letter from the President
Wings of Legacy
Carving New Ventures
Releasing the Dragon
Giving to Embry-Riddle
Alumni in Action
Lift - Fall 2012