Trustees in the News

Read about the latest ERAU Trustees appointments, honors and news. 

Safety First in Urban Mobility, Says Nordlund

Steve Nordlund, vice president and general manager of Boeing’s NeXt urban air mobility research unit, told webinar listeners that safety is paramount to the development of an expanded, connected transportation ecosystem. In the opening address of the Global Urban Air Summit 2.0, at the virtual Farnborough International Airshow, Nordlund identified three drivers for the urban mobility revolution: technology, acceptance and economics.

Nordlund sees the integration of airspace – safely and economically – as a fundamental challenge that will benefit from private-public collaboration. Government and private companies working together can advance connected mobility, in much the same way cooperation in the early days of aviation introduced airmail service and passenger travel.

"We should challenge ourselves to make this next era of aviation safer than the first," Nordlund told listeners. "There is a lot of work to be done to get to 'aviation-grade' safety standards. One thing about our industry is that we spend a lot of investment and time on making aviation-grade components in all our aircraft. So when we get to electric aircraft, or any new technology, we have to keep in mind how that technology is transformed in a way that keeps safety at the forefront."


Slangerup Joins Fenix Marine Board

Jon Slangerup has joined the Board of Directors of Fenix Marine Services LTD, which operates one of the largest container terminals in the Port of Los Angeles. Fenix Marine Services is on Terminal Island (previously known as Global Gateway South). The Fenix terminal is one of the largest in North America, spanning nearly 300 acres. The company provides more than a million lifts annually and operates a state-of-the-art command center.


Duva Urges Volusia County to “Reach for the Stars”

In an opinion piece, In Volusia County, Let’s Reach for the Stars, Charles Duva highlighted the convergence of workforce and resources in Volusia County, Florida, that will promote the evolution of aviation and aerospace. Among the assets to the area he cite were “breathtaking advances in research, education and enterprise at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.”

In his op-ed, he described the proposed establishment of a Commercial Space Overlay District to make Volusia County more competitive through an amendment to the county’s comprehensive land use plan.

Duva chairs the Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal published the op-ed on May 31 and posted it to their website that day.


Ritchey Receives Golden Eagle Award

Glenn Ritchey Sr. received the Golden Eagle Award from the Boy Scouts of America’s Central Florida Council in a virtual presentation. The honor recognizes Ritchey’s many years of community service in Volusia County, Florida. Ritchey is an active member of the Civic League of the Halifax Area, Halifax Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way and Rotary. For six years, he served as the mayor of Daytona Beach.


Nordlund Announces Innovation Hub Partnership

Boeing will become a partner in the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Innovation Sandbox project. This effort brings industry and regulators together to advise the aviation and travel industry in the United Kingdom.

In announcing the memo of understanding, Boeing NeXt vice president and general manager Steve Nordlund acknowledged the potential of this collaboration. "We share the goal of promoting innovation and emerging technologies. At Boeing NeXt, we are working to lay the foundation for a future mobility ecosystem in which autonomous and piloted vehicles can safely coexist. Test-and-learn projects like those we’ll undertake with CAA are invaluable in that regard."

Boeing’s contribution will focus on four areas:

  • Development and review of a safety case to enable beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) above 400 feet.
  • Exploration of minimum requirements for detect and avoid (DAA) solutions as part of a layered safety case.
  • Assessment and evaluation of current DAA solutions against these requirements.
  • Development of a proposed set of operational procedures to support BVLOS operations.
Boeing will also perform test flights to evaluate these projects.

Hosseini Honored for Transformational Leadership

The University of Florida Academy of Golden Gators recently honored Mori Hosseini for his transformational leadership. According to the university, the honor reflects “his unwavering belief in the importance of education for everyone,” which has transformed higher education across Florida. In accepting his award, Hosseini emphasized the important contributions the university makes as a problem-solver prepared to tackle the challenges faced by all citizens.


Kavandi Helps Leads Crew Module Development for Artemis

As a senior executive for Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Janet Kavandi will be part of the team developing the crew module for NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS). The HLS will ferry astronauts and cargo to and from the moon’s surface, making it a critical piece of the lunar exploration program. NASA’s Artemis program aims to provide new science and material resources and leverage the Moon as a proving ground for Mars missions.

Kavandi was quoted by the SPACEREF website on the importance of this new business for SNC’s Space Systems business area. “We are proud to contribute SNC’s human spaceflight expertise for this important mission. The combined systems engineering and integration capabilities of SNC, the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Eren and Faith Ozmen, has been selected as a subcontractor to Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, to provide key crew module technology for NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS).”

SNC is responsible for the systems integration, human rating and safety, mission assurance of the crew module and on-orbit operations. It will provide a ground HLS test article for crew evaluation and testing. Work will be based at SNC’s production facilities and mission control center in Louisville, Colorado. Louisville was also the production site for the LIFE™ (Large Inflatable Fabric Environment) Gateway ground prototype.

SNC’s Louisville mission control center will provide on-orbit operations for Dream Chaser® when the spaceplane launches under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2) contract.

SNC has supported more than 450 missions to space including to every planet in the solar system, according to SNC owner and president, Eren Ozmen.


Leadership Award Named for Ritchey

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce has named a community service award for trustee and former Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey, Sr. The first Glenn Ritchey Leadership Award will go to Michelle Carter-Scott and her son, NBA star Vince Carter. Ritchey is a recipient of the Lou Fuchs Award (the previous name for this honor.)


Duva Helps Bring Amazon to Volusia County

Amazon has announced it will open a fulfillment center in Deltona, Florida, creating 500 full-time jobs. As Chairman of Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, Dr. Charles Duva, was part of an effort to bring Amazon to this new location on the I-4 Corridor.

Duva welcomed Amazon in a quote to the local press. "Amazon brings a dynamic global brand to the community, along with state-of-the-art systems that will support the company's growth as we move into the 21st century."

Team Volusia EDC is a public/private not-for-profit corporation, founded in late 2010. Its mission is to market and recruit business to Volusia County.


Kavandi Earns Presidential Rank Award

On December 17, 2019, the White House honored Janet Kavandi with the Presidential Rank Award (PRA), the nation’s highest civilian career federal leadership award. As a Distinguished Executive Recipient, she is recognized for her continuing commitment to excellence as a leader in the aerospace industry.

As SVP of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Kavandi plays a critical role in the launch of Dream Chaser, a reusable lifting body spaceplane. She also oversees SNC development of support technologies for the Artemis missions to the lunar surface and the commercialization of low-Earth orbit.

The PRA has been awarded annually since 1978. Agency heads across Government nominate leaders. Citizen panels evaluate nominations and the president designates honorees.


Nordlund Announces SkyGrid Approval by FAA

SkyGrid, a Boeing and SparkCognition joint venture, announced FAA approval as a supplier of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC). LAANC is a collaboration between FAA and industry to automate the application and approval of airspace authorizations. The FAA service provides drone pilots with access to controlled airspace at or below 400 feet and air traffic professionals with visibility into where and when drones are operating.

This new capability will allow customers to apply for flight approvals directly within the SkyGrid platform. SkyGrid says LAANC will help create an environment in which unmanned aerial vehicles can operate safely and securely and large-scale drone applications will be more practical.

According to Steve Nordlund, vice president and general manager of Boeing NeXt and SkyGrid board member, "Our goal is to collaborate across the globe as we develop this platform to safely enable the integration of autonomous cargo and passenger air vehicles in the global airspace."


Trustee Emeritus S. Harry Robertson Improving CRFTs

Robertson Fuel Systems is producing a new, crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT). The company was founded by Dr. Harry S. Roberson (HonDoc’72), Trustee Emeritus and generous donor to the Prescott Campus and scholarship programs at Daytona Beach and Worldwide.

The design improves upon the "Robbie Tank" of the 1970s with the addition of a magneto-activated fuel quality transmitter that protects the tank from damage in an accident.

The FAA Reauthorization Act requires aircraft manufacturers to incorporate CRFTs starting in 2020. An amendment directs helicopter owners to install retrofits starting in 2020.

An Airbus H125 and two Guardian Flight As350s have installed the new CRFTs. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is upgrading their AS350 fleet with the new CRFTs, as is the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Robertson's invention of the original Robbie Tank is credited with saving thousands of lives. His contribution to pilot safety led to his 2011 enshrinement in the National Aviation Hall of Fame.


Rosanvallon Honored as Aviation Icon

The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) has honored Jean Rosanvallon with the Mike Davis Award at their annual Icons of Aviation celebration in Hong Kong. According to AsBAA, this lifetime achievement award recognizes an individual who has made an indelible mark on business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region over time. As a former Dassault CEO, Rosanvallon's contribution in Asia dates back to 1996.

The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is a non-profit association representing business and general aviation entities based in Asia and around the world. Members include operators, manufacturers and service, finance and insurance providers. AsBAA is a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and affiliated with NBAA and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).


Nordlund Quoted on Boeing Collaboration with Porsche

Porsche and Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences are developing a fully electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle – or asTaxiPoint, the UK-based industry site for the taxi trade dubs it, a flying taxi.

The site quotes Steve Nordlund, vice president and general manager of Boeing NeXt on this collaboration, which "… builds on our efforts to develop a safe and efficient new mobility ecosystem, and provides an opportunity to investigate the development of a premium urban air mobility vehicle with a leading automotive brand."

Engineers from both companies will form an international team to implement and test a prototype.


Nordlund Makes the Case for Boeing's Investment in Virgin Galactic

The industry press turned to Steve Nordlund for insight into Boeing’s $20 million investment in Virgin Galactic’s space tourism company. The investment comes from Boeing HorizonX Ventures. Nordlund is vice president and general manager of Boeing NeXt, a sister company.

In a story posted by N Business on October 9, 2019, Nordlund said, "We’re very excited... We do think there's a future for commercial space travel and of course high-speed travel. We’re making a number of organic and inorganic investments, Virgin Galactic being one, that plant some of the seeds for that future industry and we think it’s going to be very positive."

Nordlund went on to state that he believes hypersonic travel is a few decades away. He cited a focus on smart cities as an indicator that the Middle East region could be an early market for emerging mobility solutions.


GM Honors Ritchey with 'Symbol of a Job Well Done'

For the 17th consecutive year, General Motors named Glenn Ritchey General Motors Dealer of the Year for 2019. Ritchey is the owner and CEO of Jon Hall Chevrolet in Daytona Beach. He has served on the National General Motors Dealer Council, the GM Motors Southeast Regional Council, the Florida Automobile Dealers Association, the Chevrolet National Dealer Council and the GMAC Dealer Advisory Board.


Keys Joins Board of DZYNE

General Ronald Keys joined the board of DZYNE Technologies, Inc., in September 2019. In the company's announcement, DZYNE noted his expertise in strategic planning related to advanced technologies. DZYNE positions itself as a "creator of innovative, intelligent, autonomous aircraft, including manned and unmanned vehicles and analytical systems." They specialize in rapid design, development and demonstration of systems that integrate automated sensor analytics and artificial intelligence to deliver uniquely operational aircraft. DZYNE is based in Virginia, with business units in California and Arizona.


Nordlund Talks Innovation with Uber

Steve Nordlund presented "Boeing and the Future of Aviation Innovation" at the Uber Elevate Summit in 2019 in June. He described the potential of the company’s two-seat, electric VTOL demonstrator, PAV, to serve as an affordable Uber ridesharing vehicle. Nordlund stressed that safety is a key driver for Boeing. He noted that technological and economic advantages and regulatory oversight are creating an ecosystem that will create a reliable solution the public will accept. See his 11-minute overview on YouTube.


Kavandi Praised in New York Times for Support to Women in Aerospace

Under the headline, "An Astronaut Who Built Paths to Space for Other Women," the New York Times ran a feature story on Janet Kavandi upon her retirement from NASA. The Oct. 2, 2019 story in the Science section details her career and success at enhancing the fairness of the astronaut selection process.


Rowe Co-Authors Airline Finance Textbook

Foundations of Airline Finance: Methodology and Practice (3rd ed.) was recently published. Zane Rowe co-authored this comprehensive reference for aviation management students and industry professionals with Bijan Vasigh, economics and finance professor from our College of Business. Amazon describes the book as "an accessible, up-to-date introduction to the current state of the aviation industry, which provides readers with the tools necessary to understand the volatile and often complicated nature of airline finance." Foundations of Airline Finance: Methodology and Practice is available as a paperback, hardcover and eTextbook.


Rosanvallon Named Distinguished Statesman of Aviation

Jean Rosanvallon is now a Distinguished Statesman of Aviation. The honor comes from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), the oldest national aviation club in the United States. The recognition cites his "45 years of effective leadership and unrivaled record of success at Dassault Aviation, overseeing numerous new products and expansion into emerging markets."

In his career with Dassault Falcon Jet (DFJ), Rosanvallon held leadership roles in Europe and the United States. He joined Dassault Aviation in 1975 and soon moved to DFJ in Teterboro, New Jersey, as the assistant to the president. He then spent 11 years in leadership positions for Dassault Aviation in France. Rosanvallon returned to Teterboro to consolidate worldwide Falcon commercial activities as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing. In 1996, he rose to the presidency and joined the company’s board of directors. In 2003, he was appointed president and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet and executive vice president of Civil Aircraft of Dassault Aviation. He ended his 23-year tenure as CEO in 2019 and now serves as a senior advisor to the organization.

The NAA board established the Distinguished Statesman of Aviation award in 1954. According to NAA President Greg Principato, each honoree has "contributed much in his or her career. More importantly, each has done a great deal to make others better. The work of a statesman, it's been said, is to represent the future to the present. All of these honorees exemplify that standard."


Kavandi Will Lead Programs for Commercial Space Innovator

After a 25-year career with NASA, Janet Kavandi joins Sierra Nevada Corporation as a senior vice president for Space Systems. She will oversee three business units: Space Technologies & Spacecraft, Space Exploration Systems and Propulsion & Environmental Systems.

As director of Glenn Research Center, she previously led research and development supporting the center’s Moon to Mars initiatives.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is preparing its Dream Chaser® spacecraft for the first of six NASA missions. It will service the International Space Station. Dream Chaser is scheduled to launch in September 2020.

SNC is owned by chair and president Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen. The aerospace and security contractor focuses on open architecture engineering in space systems, commercial solutions and national security and defense. SNC is a Tier One superior supplier to the U.S. Air Force, recognized for its innovation and growth. In its 55-year history, SNC has delivered more than 4000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide and participated in more than 450 missions to space, including Mars.


Hosseini Quoted on Significance of College Rankings

When universities got their papers graded this year, Mori Hosseini was the natural choice for commentary. As chair of the University of Florida and Embry-Riddle, he saw both universities improve their standing in the U.S. News & World Report Best College rankings for 2020.

Hosseini told the Daytona Beach News-Journal, "The rankings are important. It is no different than when you take a test. It shows what you have been improving in what you have been doing."

The University of Florida moved to 7th place among national public schools. Embry-Riddle entered the top 20 in several categories and ranked in the top five in four areas:

#1 Best Undergraduate Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering Program (No Doctorate Category)
#2 Most Innovative School (Regional Universities – South) (tie)
#4 Best for Veterans (Regional Universities – South) (tie)
#4 Best Undergraduate Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering Program (Doctorate Category)

Read more about the rankings.


Dufour Expands VREF

CEO Ken Dufour continues to expand the expertise and reach of his consulting business as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Aircraft Value Reference, Appraisal & Litigation Consulting Services (VREF) now serves aviation customers on issues related to cybersecurity, airport security, avionics security, ground equipment appraisal and litigation consulting. In 2019, VREF opened its third international location in Sydney, Australia. VREF also does business in Switzerland and Austria.


Prescott Honors Robertson

In 2019, the Prescott Campus welcomed David Robertson into the ranks of honorary alumni. Thanks to support from the Robertson family, Embry-Riddle established the Robertson Safety Institute and the Robertson Aircraft Crash Investigation Laboratory. Robertson's 30 years of flying encompasses jet airliners and gliders.


Mason Helping Huskers Find President

Dr. Sally Mason is part of a team of former university presidents and higher education consultants assembled by AGB Search to assist the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with their search for a new president. As former president of the University of Iowa, she welcomed UNL into the Big Ten conference a decade ago. (The two universities have enjoyed a long sports rivalry.) UNL is the state’s oldest and largest in the University of Nebraska system.


Kavandi Says Ohio Will Help Put Us on the Moon, Mars

In a guest column for cleveland.com, Janet Kavandi describes Ohio’s role in advancing NASA’s Artemis program, which will return humankind to the moon and then on to Mars. Kavandi led NASA Glenn Research Center. The Cleveland-based center is developing power and propulsion for NASA’s Gateway lunar orbital platform and conducting mission-critical testing of the spacecraft Orion. Kavandi previously directed the research center.


Kavandi Opinion Piece Supports Moon Mission

In a USA Today opinion piece published May 28, 2019, Janet Kavandi writes that a sustained presence on the moon is both inspirational and a good investment. She cites the opportunity to put the first woman on the moon and the economic benefits of a re-energized space economy.


Slangerup Keynotes Gulf Shipping Conference

American Global Logistics (AGL) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jon Slangerup was a keynote speaker at the Journal of Commerce (JOC) Gulf Shipping Conference on May 22, 2019.

His keynote, "Supply Chain Optimization in the Age of Disruption," focused on the increasing pressure for importers and exporters to streamline supply chains to reduce costs at every stage of workflow.

"Leveraging technology in this age of disruption is critical to providing greater visibility into the market shifts and dynamic operating conditions that exist end-to-end within the supply chain," said Slangerup.

The 2019 JOC Gulf Shipping Conference focused on issues of interest to businesses handling shipments of container, breakbulk and project cargoes through U.S. Gulf ports.


Dufour Interviewed by WIKD

In a podcast produced by campus radio station WIKD, trustee Ken Dufour shares an insider’s perspective drawn from his 21 years of service on the Embry-Riddle board. In this free-ranging conversation, Dufour touches on his history with Embry-Riddle as a student, board member and parent of an Eagle. He describes his passion for aviation, years as a flight instructor and his surprising connection with the Wright Brothers. He discloses an extraterrestrial secret about the Student Union in Daytona Beach and offers a more down-to-earth explanation of how the board balances budgets, needs and growth to deliver a quality education that will lead to leadership in the industry.

Daytona Beach Campus Dean of Students Lisa Kollar, SVP for Academic Affairs and Provost Lon Moeller and former SGA presidents Chad Stearns and Zoe Crain participated in this 30-minute podcast.


Total Retail Shares Slangerup Recommendations

Total Retail, an online magazine and podcast, focused a recent episode on an article written by Jon Slangerup. In 5 Technology Trends Poised to Transform Retail Chains, he reviews opportunities that shippers who are going digital can use to optimize their retail supply chain. He sees these opportunities as shipping execution and tracking; supply chain planning; transportation management systems; artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Total Retail (www.mytotalretail.com) defines itself as "the go-to source for executives looking for the latest news and analysis on the retail industry."


Kavandi Inducted Into Astronaut Hall of Fame

Space shuttle astronaut Janet Kavandi was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, the industry's highest award. The ceremony took place April 6, 2019, in Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Honorees must have made their first flight 17 years before induction and orbited the Earth at least once.

Dr. Kavandi logged 33 days in space and 535 space orbits. At Johnson Space Center, she served as a mission specialist on three space shuttle missions and served as NASA's deputy chief of the astronaut office, director of flight crew operations and deputy director of health and human performance.


Rosanvallon Named Lifetime Aviation Industry Leader

On Jan. 18, 2019, the Living Legends of Aviation bestowed the Lifetime Aviation Industry Leader Award on Jean Rosanvallon.

The organization formed to recognize those who demonstrate "remarkable accomplishment in aviation, including entrepreneurs, industry leaders, record-breakers, astronauts, pilots who have become celebrities and celebrities who have become pilots."

Rosanvallon earned the honor through his contributions as the president and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet. Dassault Aviation recruited him in 1975 to lead the company's Falcon Business Jet program. Rosanvallon takes his place among legends such as Buzz Aldrin, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, Herb Kelleher, Elon Musk, John and Martha King, Richard Branson and Paul Allen.

John Travolta hosted the awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Jeff Bezos led a panel discussion with the new honorees.


Slangerup: Service Optimizes Supply Chains

Jon Slangerup led a "Big Idea" session at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2019 conference in New York. This event is the world’s largest retail conference and expo.

His session, "Why service and know-how still win the race to supply chain optimization," focused on the importance of professional understanding of the complexities of the supply chain. At the same event, Slangerup co-hosted a supply chain and logistics workshop with executives from Stein Mart and The Home Depot.

NRF represents discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, main street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from more than 45 countries.


Hosseini Named Education/Workforce Advisor

Mori Hosseini co-chaired the Transition Advisory Committee on Education and Workforce Development for (then) Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis. His co-chair was Marva Johnson from the State Department of Education.

The advisory team was charged with the development of a plan to ensure "every student in Florida has the chance to get a world-class education and develop the skills they need to get a great job and pursue their dream," according to a press release issued in December 2018.


Slangerup Cited on IT Impact on Supply Chains

American Global Logistics (AGL) CEO Jon Slangerup was cited in a recent publication about the impact of disruptive technology on managing global supply chains. An article in The Lodestar cited an AGL survey produced with Logistics Trends & Insights. The study projects that $2.63bn will be pumped into technologies such as AI, robotics and blockchain by 2022. Read the article here.


Dufour Named CEO of VREF Publishing

Trustee Ken Dufour, ASA, is now CEO of VREF Publishing. VREF is the largest appraisal company in aviation. Since 1993, VREF has published a definitive valuation guide to fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter assets for owner/operators, brokers, financial institutions and aviation professionals.


Hosseini Gives Press a First Look at Student Union

The Daytona Beach News-Journal posted a sneak peek inside Embry-Riddle's new student union on July 30, 2018. Chairman Mori Hosseini and President P. Barry Butler guided the reporter through the iconic new building, which opened in October 2018. Mr. Hosseini described the building as symbolic as a new era for Embry-Riddle and a "signal to the world we are here to do business."


Hosseini Quoted on Central Florida Economy

As CEO of national homebuilder ICI Homes, Trustee Mori Hosseini was prominently quoted in a July 2019 article in Florida Trend focused on economic drivers for Daytona Beach and Volusia County. ICI is based in Volusia County.

The company opened Mosaic, a 1,200-home community in Daytona Beach and construction of a 1,300-home community in Port Orange, Woodhaven, is under construction.

The feature noted that $315 million in construction undertaken by Embry-Riddle over the past five years delivered a welcome “goose” to the local economy.


Slangerup Is Most Admired CEO

The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Jon Slangerup as a Most Admired CEO in Transportation in 2018. Mr. Slangerup heads American Global Logistics, based in Atlanta. The company delivers high-tech solutions for air and ocean import/export and domestic transportation for end-to-end logistics.

This honor recognizes CEOs who "take success and leadership to a whole new level," according to the publication.


Rosanvallon Welcomes Planet Nine

Dassault Falcon Jet CEO Jean Rosanvallon was cited in the aviation press applauding the Planet Nine (“P9”) launch of its first Falcon 7X ultra long-range charter aircraft. The two companies have worked together closely, with P9 ultimately selecting the 7X as its aircraft of choice. It is the first fully fly-by-wire business jet in its class.


Slangerup Participates in Shipping Panel

Jon Slangerup, CEO of American Global Logistics, participated in a panel, Container Shipping Outlook: Is the Gulf’s Surge Sustainable? The panel was part of the recent Journal of Commerce Gulf Shipping Conference. The organization delivered data and solutions to supply chain chokepoints for freight interests.


News-Journal Lauds Hosseini's Appointment as Chair of UF Board

With his appointment as chair of the University of Florida board of trustees, the Daytona Beach News-Journal discusses the mark Mori Hosseini continues to make on higher education in Florida.

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Rosanvallon Honored as Aviation Icon

The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) has honored Jean Rosanvallon with the Mike Davis Award at their annual Icons of Aviation celebration in Hong Kong. According to AsBAA, this ifetime achievement award recognizes an individual who has made an indelible mark on business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region over time. As a former Dassault CEO, Rosanvallon’s contribution in Asia dates back to 1996.

The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is a non-profit association representing business and general aviation entities based in Asia and around the world. Members include operators, manufacturers and service, finance and insurance providers. AsBAA is a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and affiliated with NBAA and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).


Henderson Appointed to FSU Board of Trustees

Jim Henderson was appointed to the FSU board of trustees for a five-year term. The Florida Board of Governors announced the appointment in November 2017.

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Keys Serves as Chairman of CNA's Military Advisory Board

General Ronald Keys now serves as Chairman of CNA's Military Advisory Board. CNA is a nonprofit research and analysis organization located in Arlington, VA. This organization of thought leaders has been active for more than 75 years.

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Hosseini Elected Chairman of UF Board of Trustees

Mori Hosseini was elected chairman of the University of Florida board of trustees. He has served on the board since 2016 and was previously UF vice chair.

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UF Board of Trustees Member Hosseini Inducted into Bergstrom Center's Hall of Fame

Mori Hosseini, Chairman and CEO of ICI Homes, was inducted into the UF Bergstrom Center Real Estate Hall of Fame. The honor was bestowed at the March 2018 Trends and Strategies Conference. The Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center is part of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida.

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