The Board of Trustees is composed of individuals of national, state, and local prominence. These members serve without remuneration and give freely of their time in establishing policy and providing guidance to the administration in the furtherance of the educational goals and objectives of the University.
Chairman of the Board
Chairman and CEO
ICI Homes (Intervest Construction, Inc.)
Mr. Mori Hosseini was elected to the Embry-Riddle Board of Trustees in April 1999. Hosseini serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and is Chair of the Committee on Trustees, Executive, and the Facilities and Capital Planning committees. Hosseini is also a member of the Compensation committee.
Hosseini is Chairman and CEO of ICI Homes, one of Florida’s largest residential homebuilder/developers. Born in Iran, Hosseini was primarily educated in London, England, where he received a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Chelsea College of Aeronautical Engineering. He then attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he received both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Studies and Master of Business Administration.
Hosseini founded ICI Homes in 1980. Consistently ranked by Builder Magazine among the nation's Top 100 homebuilders, ICI Homes has built thousands of homes in most major Florida markets including the counties of Volusia (corporate office headquarters), Flagler, St. Johns, Duval, Nassau, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, and Brevard. In addition to land development and homebuilding operations, Hosseini is involved in many other enterprises throughout Florida including a lumber company, a title insurance company, and a utility company.
Hosseini serves on several corporate, civic and public boards and associations. His affiliations include the following:
Recognized for his countless professional, industry, civic and personal contributions to the community and the nation, many honors have been bestowed upon Hosseini, including:
Hosseini, his wife and three daughters are longtime residents of Ormond Beach, Florida.
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jim Henderson was elected to the Board of Trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in February 2003. Henderson serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and is Chair of the Compensation committee. He is co-chair of the Development Committee and also a member of the Committee on Trustees, Audit, Executive, Investment, Facilities and Capital Planning, and Finance committees.
Led by Henderson as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Assured-Partners, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in investments in property and casualty, and employee benefits brokerage firms. Assured-Partners, Inc. is based in Lake Mary, Florida.
Previously, Henderson served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Brown & Brown and was responsible for its regional Company’s Services and Brokerage divisions. Henderson joined Brown & Brown as Chief Financial Officer in 1985. Henderson served as a member of Brown & Brown’s Board of Directors, and on the company’s Executive and Acquisition Committees. In addition to his myriad of managerial responsibilities, he personally maintained a portfolio of commercial accounts that generate in excess of $1,000,000 in revenue annually.
A graduate of Florida State University, BS and BA Accounting, he was an Audit Supervisor with Ernst & Whinney and then Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the Ormond Reinsurance Group. He has earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designations.
Henderson serves as Co-Chairman of the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association Property & Casualty Committee, and President of the Financial Executive’s Institute of Central Florida. He is also on the Board of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, and the Business School Advisory Board of Stetson University. On the civic side, Henderson’s involvement has included Director of the United Way of Volusia County, Board of Directors – Ronald McDonald House, and he is a former Outstanding Jaycee of the Orlando Jaycees.
Chief Executive Officer
Global General Insurance (Retired)
Mr. John Amore was elected to the Board of Trustees for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in March 2010. He currently serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee and is a member of the Audit and Finance committees.
Prior to his recent retirement, Amore was a member of the Group Executive Committee and CEO Global General Insurance of Zurich Financial Services (Zurich). Amore joined Zurich US (now Zurich North America) in 1992. Before being named CEO of Zurich US in December 2000, he served as CEO of the Zurich US Specialties business unit. In July 2001 he became a member of the Group Executive Committee and was appointed CEO of the North America Corporate Business Division. He held this position until the end of August 2004. In April 2004 he was appointed Head of Global General Insurance, and since September 2004 he has been concentrating on this global leadership role.
Prior to joining Zurich, Amore served as vice chairman of the Commerce and Industry Insurance Company, a member company of American International Group (AIG). Amore is chairman of the board of directors of the American Insurance Association. Amore holds an MBA in finance from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Aviation Management Consulting, Inc.
Mr. Kenneth Dufour was appointed as Alumni-At-Large Trustee for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in October 1998. He now serves as the Chair of the Student Life Committee and is a member of the Development and Flight Safety and Education committees. Mr. Dufour is also the Chair of the Alumni Advisory Council.
Dufour's aviation career spans more than 30 years of involvement. He has held positions as regional vice president, area manager, and regional marketing manager for leading industry companies like Gulfstream Aerospace, Honeywell, BF Goodrich Aerospace, AlliedSignal, and Litton Aero Products.
Dufour earned a bachelor degree in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Aviation Management degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is a licensed Airline Transport Pilot and a Certified Flight Instructor for Single-Engine, Multi-Engine and Instruments.
He has been involved in several business expansions, corporate re-engineering programs, and has a leadership record of exceptional performance results. His contribution to these programs has been in the development and program management of key corporate initiatives, including market analysis and forecast, new product introduction, product-line expansion, budgeting, staffing, and business development programs. Dufour has been recognized for excellence in business development, customer growth, sales achievement, and customer support throughout his career.
His portfolio includes a wealth of avionics experience and knowledge pertaining to various flight deck systems in numerous aircraft including corporate, air transport, regional airline, and military applications. Dufour’s avionics experience includes conceptual and systems design, flight operations, FAA certification, and marketing/sales of these systems. These systems include Inertial, Omega, GPS Long-range Navigation System, Reactive and Forward Looking Windshear, TCAS I & II, CNI, Acars, SatCom, as well as Flight Management Systems.
Established by Dufour in 1992, Aviation Management Consulting, Inc., located in Rockford, Illinois, provides management, marketing/sales, and technical skills to the aerospace marketplace.
Dufour is a member of the American Society of Appraisers, where he holds the designation of Accredited Senior Appraise (ASA). Previously representing the National Aircraft Finance Association on its Board of Directors, Dufour now serves as an active member of the organization.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Charles Duva was elected to the Board of Trustees for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in March 2014. Duva serves on the Academic and Development committees.
Duva is President and Chief Executive Officer of DuvaSawko; an emergency physician owned and operated coding, billing, accounts receivable and practice Management Company. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, DuvaSawko works with ED practices across the United States.
Before co-founding DuvaSawko, Duva practiced emergency medicine for 20 years. He also served as vice-president and co-founder of Fish Memorial Hospital in Deland, Florida, helping the hospital attain healthy profits. Injuries from a life-threatening motorcycle accident prevented him from continuing to practice emergency medicine, so he shifted his focus to management, earning a graduate degree in medical management from Tulane University. In addition to his executive role with DuvaSawko, Duva is Chief Operating Officer of Emergency Medicine Professionals, P.A., which maintains emergency department contracts in multiple central Florida hospitals for over 35 years.
Duva is active in the Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) and has served as chair of FCEP’s Medical Economics Committee. He also serves with distinction on ACEP’s Reimbursement Committee. In addition, Duva is Chief Executive Officer of PrimeCare Urgent Care Centers located in the Daytona Beach area.
Principle - RK Solution Enterprises
Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
General, United States Air Force (Retired)
General Ron Keys was elected to the Board of Trustees for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in March 2010. He currently serves as a member of the Development, Flight Safety and Education, and Student Life committees.
Keys retired from the Air Force in November 2007 after completing a career of over forty years. His last assignment was as Commander, Air Combat Command, the Air Force’s largest major command, consisting of more than 1,200 aircraft, 27 wings, 17 bases and 200 operating locations worldwide with 105,000 personnel. Under his leadership, ACC organized and stood up the Air Force’s first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Wing and first Network Warfare Wing.
Keys holds a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University and a Master’s degree in business administration from Golden Gate University. In addition to numerous professional military education courses, Keys has participated in the National and International Security Seminar, JFK School of Government, Harvard, as well as Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, in Colorado Springs. In September 2007, he received the Air Force Association's most prestigious annual award, (The H. H. Arnold Award) as the military member who had made the most significant contribution to national defense. Upon retirement he was also selected as the Air Force Reserve Officer Corps first AFROTC Distinguished Alumni award recipient.
Keys resides in Woodbridge, Virginia and owns RK Solution Enterprises, an independent consultancy. He is a Senior Advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he provides expertise to projects on energy, transportation, and national security. He also is the lead for the National Security Speaker Series and Cyber Security project and provides liaison to the Hamilton-Kean 911 Commission Homeland Security Preparedness Group Project. He is a member of the Center for Naval Analyses Military Advisory Board on the DoD Energy and Climate Change project. Additionally he consults as a Senior Mentor to military exercises and experiments and advises various DoD and Non-DoD related firms and agencies on advanced technology, cyber planning and operations, UAV employment and organization, energy security and climate change, marketing decisions, strategic planning, and policy development issues.
Treasurer, Board of Trustees
Office of the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board,
Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. (Retired)
Mr. Joseph Martin was elected to the Board of Trustees for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in April of 2005. He currently serves as the Chair for the Finance Committee, Co-Chair of the Development Committee, Vice Chair of the Investment Committee, and is a member of the Trustees, Audit, Executive, and Facilities and Capital Planning committees.
Martin holds a B.S. in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Maine. He was a member of the student senate while at ERAU, Sr. Class President, President of Alpha Eta Rho Fraternity, and student commencement speaker. In 2003, Martin was invited back to be the commencement speaker at the Daytona Beach graduation where he received the Distinguished Speaker Award.
Martin is currently Chairman of the Board at Brooks Automation and has been a director of the company since June 2001. He is also a member of the board of Soitec, Inc., a manufacturer of SOI wafers, since 2004, and Collectors Universe, Incorporated, an authentication services company, since 2014. Martin was previously a member of the board of directors of ChipPAC, Incorporated, a contract semiconductor assembly and test company, from 1999-2002, and SynQor, Incorporated, a manufacturer of power solutions, from 2002-2014.
In June 2006, Martin retired as Co-Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, of Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, a global supplier of power semiconductors. While there, he was one of the two executives that led the spinout of Fairchild Semiconductor from National Semiconductor Corp, and served as Fairchild's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1997-2003. In 2002 he was named by CFO Magazine as CFO of the Year for his turnaround success at Fairchild. Prior to the Fairchild spinout, Martin was the Vice President of Finance, Worldwide Operations, for National Semiconductor, from 1989-1997, with responsibilities for all operating divisions, manufacturing sites, and corporate financial planning. Previously, Martin was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and co-founder of VTC Incorporated from 1984-1989.
Martin is a former helicopter pilot and captain in the United States Army, where he served for six years including two tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam. He holds numerous awards to include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, twenty-two Air Medals, Army Commendation Medal, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer
The Ohio National Life Insurance Company
Ohio National Financial Services
Mr. David O’Maley was elected to the Board of Trustees for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in March 2014. He currently serves on the Development and Finance committees.
O’Maley was elected to the position of chairman, president and chief executive officer in February, 1994. He joined The Ohio National Life Insurance Company in March, 1992 as executive vice president and chief marketing officer and was elected president and chief operating officer in 1993. He retired as president and CEO effective as of December 1, 2010, but remained as Executive Chairman, until his retirement from the Board in May 2012. He was elected Chairman Emeritus in recognition of his significant leadership accomplishments which were transformational to the company.
O'Maley began his life insurance career in 1968 as an agent. He spent 24 years with Life of Virginia, serving as an agent, agency assistant manager and agency head. He transferred to the company's home office as vice president -- ordinary agencies, and was subsequently promoted to vice president -- agency operations, and senior vice president. He became chief marketing officer in 1986 and was a member of the board of directors and the executive committee. He also served as president of the company’s securities broker dealer and two life insurance company subsidiaries.
A native of Long Island, New York, O'Maley received his bachelor's degree in marketing from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and a master's degree in financial services from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He has also received his Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations.
O’Maley also serves on the Board of Directors of U.S. Bancorp, the MDRT Foundation and as a member of the Cincinnati Business Committee and Director Emeritus of Bridges for a Just Community (formerly NCCJ). O’Maley has been an active community leader, having served on the boards of The Chamber of Commerce, University of Cincinnati Foundation, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, The Midland Company, The Metropolitan Growth Alliance, University of Cincinnati Neurological Task Force, and as a board member and President of the Cincinnati Country Day School. He served as Chairman of the United Appeal Board and chaired the community wide United Way Campaign in 1996, raising over $50,000,000 for community needs. O’Maley has served in various other community roles.
Additionally he is founder of the Tri-State Warbird Museum, where he currently serves as volunteer Chairman. Opened in the spring of 2005, this historic aviation museum is dedicated to honoring those who fought for our freedom and America’s rich aviation history. The museum has the 3rd largest collection of flyable World War II aircraft.
O'Maley is married to Karen (Gregory) O'Maley, and they have three children. An active pilot, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family during his leisure time.
Jon Hall Automotive Group/
Southeast Automotive Management
Mr. Glenn Ritchey was appointed as a Trustee for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in March 2007. He currently serves as Vice Chair for the Finance Committee and also serves as a member of the Facilities & Capital Planning committee.
Ritchey is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jon Hall Automotive Group and Southeast Automotive Management.
Ritchey’s extensive public service record includes his service as Mayor of Daytona Beach, membership on the Daytona Beach Visioning Committee, and the Daytona Beach Economic Development Board. He also serves as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Volusia County; the Halifax Hospital Medical Center Board of Commissioners; the Halifax Medical Center Foundation; the Halifax/Bert Fish Hospital; Futures, Inc. Education Foundation for Volusia County Schools; the Volusia Red Cross; Easter Seals of Volusia County; and Bethune-Cookman College.
Ritchey also serves or has served as Chairman of the News Journal Performing Arts Center, the Florida International Festival, and the Civic League of the Halifax Area.
Ritchey has been honored for outstanding service by the United Way, was named Man of the Year by the Center for the Visually Impaired, and received the Citizens Award from the Council on Aging. Ritchey has also been honored numerous times for his business accomplishments.
Robertson Racing, Owner
Mr. Robertson was elected to the Board of Trustees for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in March of 2009 and serves as Chair of the Flight Safety and Education committee.
Robertson was chief pilot, director of training, and director of operations at Spirit Airlines before becoming its director of flight safety.
Presently, team owners of Robertson Racing, Robertson and his wife, Andrea, now focus much of their time and energy into competing in some of the world’s most prestigious sports car races.
A professional pilot for more than 30 years, Robertson’s experience has ranged from gliders, air ambulances, scenic tours, and on-demand charters to aerial applications, firefighting, and jet airliners. He has held such positions as captain, instructor, and check airman at four domestic and international airlines, with additional responsibilities in personnel, flight safety, and federal safety and health compliance. Currently Robertson is involved with the FAA FOQA (Flight Operational Quality Assurance) Demonstration Project, which is collecting and analyzing flight data recordings to improve the safety of flight operations, air traffic control procedures, and aircraft and airport design and maintenance.
Robertson is a member of the Advisory Council of Embry-Riddle’s Center for Aerospace Safety/Security Education. He is a life member of AOPA and the Soaring Society of America. He is also an active member of the Flight Safety Foundation, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Safety Engineers, EAA Warbirds and International Aerobatic Club, Classic Jet Aircraft Associ
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dassault Falcon Jet
Mr. Jean Rosanvallon was elected to the Board of Trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in June 2008. Rosanvallon is a member of the Finance committee.
Rosanvallon is a 1974 graduate of France’s prestigious business school, Hautes Études Commeciales (HEC).
In 1975, he was recruited by Dassault Aviation to coordinate the Company’s Falcon business jet programs between its Paris headquarters and its U.S. subsidiary, then called Falcon Jet Corporation, based in Teterboro, NJ. At that time, Falcon Jet Corporation was a joint venture between Pan-American World Airways and Dassault Aviation.
In 1979, Rosanvallon came to the United States as Assistant to the President of Falcon Jet Corporation, and was later promoted to Vice President, Finance. In 1984, he returned to Paris as Executive Vice President of Sogitec, another Dassault subsidiary. He retained close ties to the Falcon business, which he rejoined in 1989 as Vice President of Marketing, based in Paris.
Returning to the U.S. in 1994 as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Rosanvallon was responsible for consolidating the worldwide sales and marketing of Falcon business jets. Rosanvallon was named President in November 1996, and also serves on the Company’s Board of Directors. In October 2003, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Falcon Jet and Executive Vice President, Civil Aircraft of Dassault Aviation. Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. (DFJ) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, which builds fighter aircraft (Mirage, Rafale) and business jets. DFJ is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout North America, South America, and the Pacific Rim countries of Asia (including China) and is headquartered on Teterboro Airport (New Jersey). It employs a workforce of more than 2300 professionals. More than 1500 of them are located in Little Rock (Arkansas) where DASSAULT has its worldwide Falcon completion center. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 1500 Falcon jets have been delivered to more than 65 countries worldwide.
The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes three tri-jets – the Falcon 50EX, 900C, 900EX as well as the twin-engine Falcon 2000 and 2000EX and the new tri-jet 7X.
Rosanvallon is a Chevalier of the French “Légion d’Honneur” and “Ordre National du Mérite”. He is a member of numerous French-American and aerospace organizations and foundations. He lives in New York City with his wife, Geneviève and his three children.
Secretary, Board of Trustees
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer, VMware
Mr. Zane Rowe was elected to the Board of Trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in March 2010. Rowe serves as chairman of the Audit committee and also is a member of Committee on Trustees, Executive and Finance committees.
Zane Rowe joined VMware as Chief Financial Officer in March 2016, bringing more than 20 years of experience in senior financial leadership positions at multinational corporations across multiple industries.
Most recently, Rowe was Executive Vice President and CFO at EMC, where he was responsible for financial operations of EMC’s consolidated business, including all of EMC’s financial planning and reporting, balance sheet management, foreign exchange, audit, tax, investment banking, and investor relations programs.
Prior to joining EMC, Rowe spent 19 years in the airline industry—first at Continental Airlines, where he rose to Executive Vice President and CFO, then as CFO of United Continental Holdings, Inc. In 2009, analysts surveyed by Institutional Investor magazine named Rowe one of the top two CFOs in the airline industry and Treasury & Risk magazine named him one of corporate America’s outstanding finance executives under the age of 40. Following his tenure in the airline industry, he joined Apple, where he served as head of North America Sales.
Rowe holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, where he serves on the university’s Board of Trustees, and a Master of Business Administration degree from San Diego State University.
Mr. Jon Slangerup was elected to the Board of Trustees for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in March 2014. Slangerup serves on the Development and Investment Committees and the Research Park Advisory Board.
Jon Slangerup has 36 years of executive leadership experience, including the past 22 years as a president, CEO and/or board director of both public and private companies ranging from the Port of Long Beach to a billion-dollar subsidiary of FedEx Corporation. With domain expertise in aviation, multi-modal logistics and cleantech, Slangerup has extensive international experience with building businesses and developing teams throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, including the initiation and successful execution of numerous corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Slangerup began his career began in military aviation, leading to a distinguished 20-year career with FedEx. He advanced through the ranks to become President of FedEx Canada where grew the business from a small regional domestic courier operation into Canada’s leading international express logistics enterprise. Throughout his career, Slangerup has focused on delivering shareholder value by transforming underperforming companies into market winners through effective leadership, sustainable growth strategies and disciplined business processes.
Slangerup graduated cum laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Professional Aeronautics degree and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Kennedy-Western University. As well, he is a certified Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Mrs. Nicole Stott was elected to the Board of Trustees for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in March 2012. She currently serves as chair of the Academic Committee and is a member of the Executive and Flight Safety and Education committees.
After almost 28 years with NASA, Stott retired in June 2015 to pursue her next adventure as an artist and advocate for Sci/Art Education, and a commitment to share her spaceflight experience with others. In addition to her board role with ERAU, she is also a board member for other educational and non-profit organization’s (SciArt Exchange; ROOM: The Space Journal for AIRC; AOPA; Manna Energy Foundation; and Geeks Without Frontiers).
Stott earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus in 1987. In 1992, she earned a M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida. After joining NASA in 1988, she held various engineering positions in Space Shuttle Operations at the Kennedy Space Center and Shuttle Training Aircraft Operations at the Johnson Space Center, before her selection for astronaut candidate training in 2000.
In preparation for spaceflight, Nicole spent time training with all of the International Space Station partners at their training facilities around the world. In 2006, she broke and still holds the women’s world record for the longest saturation dive of 18 days - having lived and worked on the Aquarius undersea research habitat during a NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission.
In 2009, she was a mission specialist on the STS-128 Space Shuttle Discovery mission to the International Space Station (ISS), where she then transitioned to serve as a flight engineer for three months on ISS Expeditions 20 and 21. Among her many duties was a 6 1/2 hour spacewalkand she flew the first robotic capture of a free flying cargo spacecraft.
Stott’s second spaceflight — STS-133 in 2011 — made history not only as the Space Shuttle Discovery’s final flight, but also as a landmark event for Embry-Riddle. It was the first time two of the University’s graduates shared a space mission. Stott and Embry-Riddle alumnus B. Alvin Drew were crewmembers for the 13-day mission, which included two spacewalks by Drew, under Stott’s onboard direction. In addition to Stott and Drew, four other Embry-Riddle alumni are current or former astronauts.
The connection between Stott and Embry-Riddle is strong. She is a frequent speaker at the Embry-Riddle campuses, and is a member of the College of Engineering’s Industry Advisory Board. In 2009, she received the Alumni Eagle of Excellence Award. She has also been the guest speaker at the May 2010 and 2015 commencement ceremonies, and was presented with the University’s Distinguished Speaker Award.
Dr. George graduated with a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University. She worked as a Banking Officer at Bank of American (formerly NCNB Texas) for two years. While completing her Masters in Economics at Southern Methodist University, she began work as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas. Her areas of research include aviation economics, international trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement, corporate banking finance, the aviation, agriculture, petroleum and services industries, national income distribution, and educational economics. Dr. George published several articles in professional journals.
Dr. George is married to CAPT Brent George, USN (ret). She also enjoys raising her three boys "in her free time". She attempts to make economics understandable, painless and applicable to students’ lives.
Ph.D. College of Aviation
Faculty Delegate, Prescott Campus
Dr. Kenneth Parsons is an associate professor of meteorology in the Department of Applied Meteorology at the Prescott, Arizona, Campus. Dr. Parsons was elected to serve as the Prescott Campus’ faculty delegate beginning in the fall of 2012 and serves on the Academic and Facilities and Capital Planning committees.
Dr. Parsons has a B.S. in Chemistry from Miami University, a B.S. in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in Management from Troy State University, and the PhD in Atmospheric Science from Purdue University. He has been with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since 2001.
Upon graduating from Miami University, he was selected as a distinguished military graduate and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. While on active duty, he served in diverse assignments in the U.S. and overseas. In Korea, he was the staff weather officer to the U.S. Army’s 2nd Infantry Division. In Europe, he was the USAF representative to NATO and Allied Command Europe Weather Communications working groups. Dr. Parsons was also a Detachment Commander at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan, and concluded his Air Force career as Chief of the 21st Air Force Weather Support Unit at McGuire AFB, NJ.
Subsequent to his military career, he was employed as a meteorologist with International Technology Corporation, a leading environmental engineering and consulting firm. With International Technology, he won the National Corporate Quality award.
While with Embry-Riddle, Dr. Parsons has served as Vice Speaker and then Speaker of the Faculty Senate. He volunteers as a faculty assistant to the ERAU women’s volleyball team. He has mentored several McNair Program Scholars and recently was appointed as the Director of the Honors Program on the Prescott Campus. He is also a member of the board of the Grand Canyon Section of the Air and Waste Management Association.
Dr. Parsons is married to the former Lauren Ward of Rockville Centre, NY. They have five children and thirteen grandchildren.
Faculty Delegate, Daytona Beach Campus
Professor of Accounting
Dr. Norbert (Bert) J. Zarb is a professor of accounting in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, where he has been teaching undergraduate and graduate financial, managerial, and international accounting since 1998.
He was elected and served as Speaker and Vice-Speaker of the Faculty of the Daytona Beach Campus between 2009 and 2013. Dr. Zarb was elected to serve as the Daytona Beach campus’ faculty delegate beginning in the fall of 2014 and serves on the Academic and Development committees.
Bert earned a Bachelor (Honors) in Accounting from the University of Malta, an MBA (Accounting) from the University of Central Florida, and a D.B.A in Accounting from Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida. He also holds IATA’s Diploma in Airline Finance and Accounting.
Bert is a licensed CPA in Florida and Georgia and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), the American Accounting Association (AAA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
In 2002-2003, Dr. Zarb served as the president of the FICPA Volusia County Chapter. He has served on several committees of the FICPA, including the International Tax Committee, the Federal Tax Committee, and the Management of an Accounting Practice Committee. Dr. Zarb has been invited as a guest speaker of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Volusia County Chapter on several occasions.
Prior to joining Embry-Riddle, Bert gained 12 years of professional experience as a CPA in public and private accounting, auditing, taxation and business management for Not-for-Profit and For-Profit organizations. He assisted non-U.S. clients set up their businesses in the United States, developing annual budgets, establishing internal control systems, writing policies and procedures manuals, and recruiting, training and managing accounting and non-accounting staff.
Bert’s teaching experience spans sixteen years teaching Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, International Accounting, International Business, and Principles of Management at the under-graduate and graduate level in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He organized and ran several summer Study-Abroad programs in Paris, France.
Bert also taught on-line courses in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Accounting for Decision Making, and Management Certificate Program in Corporate Aviation. Bert was awarded the College of Business’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2006. He serves as a pilot tester for Gleim Publishing continuing professional education courses for Certified Public Accountants and Certified Management Accountants. Bert speaks five languages.
Bert has written several accounting articles in refereed academic journals, the CPA Journal, published by the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants, and has presented several accounting academic papers in conferences in the United States and abroad.
Bert and his wife have one son and are long-time residents of Ormond Beach, Florida.
Corey De Jac