A highly-experienced expert in airline management and operations, having been an officer of four airlines and a consultant to approximately 75 airlines.  He has also served close to 100 law firms, financial institutions, vendors, airports, governments, investors, travel distributors, labor groups, and others. He is an innovative, technically-expert, transformational leader who possesses highly diverse aviation and related experience. Has expertise in a wide variety of planning, marketing/sales/commercial, distribution, strategy, financial, fleet, and other aviation matters.  His experience spans airlines of all sizes and types worldwide.

Served as a consulting and testifying expert in courts of law and has testified before the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the South African Competition Commission, and other regulatory bodies and in arbitrations.

Academic Background

University of Maryland 1974-1978

Ph.D. Candidate (completed except dissertation)

School of Business Management, MBA – Transportation; Minors: Finance, Marketing

Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma (business honor society)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1969-1974

M.S. – Major: Airline Management (Also completed course work equivalent to S.M. in Management with concentrations in Marketing and Finance)

B.S. – Management (Sloan School)

B.S. – Aeronautics and Astronautics (School of Engineering)

New York University (previously The New School), Adjunct Professor 1985-1997

University of Maryland, Adjunct Instructor 1975-1978


Professional Experience

  • 2011 – Present, Senior Consultant – Airline Management & Operations, RTI Forensics, LLC
  • 2002 –2008, Alaska Airlines – Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development Vice President -Planning and Revenue Management
  • 1999-2002, South African Airways – Executive Vice President Strategy and Planning and Executive Vice President – Commercial and Planning
  • 1989-1998 and 2008-Present, SH&E, Inc. – Vice President and Senior Strategic Advisor
  • 1983-1989, Pan American World Airways – Vice President Revenue Management
  • 1978-1983, Air Florida, Inc. – Vice President Marketing and Planning, Staff Vice President Planning and Administration, Director Financial Planning
  • MITRE Corporation Air Transportation, Technical Staff 1974-1978
  • C. S. Draper Laboratories, Aerospace Engineer 1972-1974

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Winner of MIT’s de Florez award for creativity and practicality in commercializing aeronautical technology
  • Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), Co-founding Board Member, Member of Executive Committee, and Chairman of Audit Committee
  • Washington State Aviation Planning Council, Commissioner
  • King County (Washington) Aviation Roundtable, Board Member
  • Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATPCO), Board Member
  • Netcare Travel Clinics, Board Member
  • SAA City Center Travel Agency Consortium, Board Member
  • Journal of Pricing Management, Member of Editorial Advisory Board