Meet the Board of Directors

Donna Wilt

Donna Wilt, Chair
Email: dwilt@fit.edu
Term Expires: 2017

Donna Wilt is an ATP, Gold Seal Flight Instructor, and three time Master CFI. She works at Florida Institute of Technology as an associate professor in the College of Aeronautics. With extensive experience with non-profits.  Currently, she serves on the board of The Link Foundation, a philanthropic organization; previously served on the Board of Cherokee Flyers, a Piper Aircraft Educational Organization; in officer positions in The Ninety Nines at the chapter level; and on many university committees. Wilt has been active serving the aviation community for many years.  She currently is a FAA FAAST Team Representative in FSDO-15, Chapter Chair of the  Spaceport Chapter of the 99s in the Southeast Section and a member of EAA #1288. All of her 3000+ flight hours are in general aviation. She previously owned a Cessna Cardinal RG, and recently purchased a C-152


Tom BenensonDavid St George, Vice-Chair
Email: davidsaintgeorge@gmail.com
Term Expires: 2015


Murphy

Kevin Murphy, Secretary
Email: kevin@kevindmurphy.biz
Term Expires: 2016

Kevin D Murphy, 65, has held FAA Commercial, CFI, AGI and IGI certificates since 1972 and is an active CFII-MEI.  He co-owns a lovely 1981 Cessna 172P based in Martinsburg, WV.

Kevin served in safety education roles with state aviation offices in both Louisiana and New Mexico, then worked 15 years at AOPA as a Director and Vice President. Since 2008 he has been President of Kevin D Murphy and Associates, creators of online information, education and advocacy videos in the Washington DC area.  He also writes extensively on general aviation for AOPA, NBAA and several other national GA publications.


Tom BenensonJim Anderson, Treasurer
Email: jim.anderson@starrcompanies.com
Term Expires: 2015


Jack Vandeventer
Email: jack@masterinstruction.com
Term Expires: 2015


Michael PhillipsMichael Phillips
Email: michael@aviationinstruction.biz
Term Expires: 2016


Sherry Rossiter
Email: SSROSSITER@aol.com
Term Expires: 2017

Sherry Knight Rossiter has been flying since 1973 and holds Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor Certificates for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.  She owned and operated an aviation training business for 18 years prior to making a midlife career change to become a licensed mental health counselor.  Sherry holds a master’s degree in counseling and a doctorate in psychology.  Currently, Sherry owns and operates an aircraft brokerage business and teaches undergraduate psychology courses online for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.  Prior to being elected to the SAFE Board of Directors in 2014, Sherry served on SAFE’s Governance Committee for three years and chaired SAFE’s Membership Committee for two years.


Ken Wittekiend
Email: ken@promarkaviation.net
Term Expires: 2017

Ken Wittekiend is founder of ProMark Aviation Services, a flight training company in Burnet, TX. and a charter member of the SAFE. Ken is a commercial pilot with over 12,000 hours of experience in a wide variety of activities including charter, banner towing, air hearse and air ambulance work, along with flight instructing. In 2001, Ken developed an advanced training program to provide the additional knowledge and skill that pilots could use to improve aviation safety. He established a flight training company to provide beginners and accomplished pilots a better way to learn the critical skills and knowledge necessary to fly safely and confidently. Today, Ken provides a wide range of training services, working with pilots of all experience levels and has over 8000 hours of flight instruction including over 1700 hours of tailwheel instruction. Ken is a five time Master CFI, FAA Southwest Region CFI of the Year in 2009 and 2015, and  a Designated Pilot Examiner for the San Antonio FSDO.


Parvez-DaraParvez Dara
Email: daraparvez@gmail.com
Term Expires: 2016