AHS Board of Directors

The business of AHS International is managed and controlled by its Board of Directors, which sets the strategic direction of the Society. The Board is comprised entirely of outside directors, and meets at least twice a year in person.

There are currently 29 voting members of the Board:
  • Chair of the Board (1)
  • President (1)
  • Secretary/Treasurer (1)
  • Technical Director (1)
  • Regional Vice Presidents (1 for each of the 10 regions)
  • Regional Directors (1 for each of the 10 regions)
  • Appointed Directors (3)
  • Membership Vice President (1)
  • Washington, D.C. Vice President (1)

AHS Members can log in and find the full contact information for the Board of Directors below. If you are not logged into the website as an AHS Member, then you can still access our list of Board Members.

AHS International Board of Directors Listing
Position Name Employer and Title (if provided)

AHS Chair

Mick Maurer

UTC/Otis Elevator Company
SVP - Global Operations

AHS President

Leanne Caret

The Boeing Company  
President, Global Services & Support

AHS Secretary - Treasurer

Jean-Brice Dumont

Airbus Helicopters  
Executive Vice President Engineering

AHS Technical Director

David Peters

Washington University St. Louis
Professor & Chairman

AHS Vice President, Membership

Jon Tatro

Carter Aviation
EVP, Joint Ventures & Licensing/Intl Affairs 

AHS Vice President, Washington, DC

David Wildes

Director, Government Affairs

Director at Large (Appt.)

Robert LaBelle

AgustaWestland North America

Director at Large (Appt.)

Thomas Laux

Northrop Grumman Corporation  

Executive Director

Michael Hirschberg

AHS International  
Executive Director

Regional Director - Americas

Somen Chowdhury

Bell Helicopter Canada (Ret.)

Regional Director - Asia-Australia

Arvind Sinha

Capability Acquisition and Sustainment, Dept of Defence 
Director of Engineering

Regional Director - Europe-Africa

Klausdieter Pahlke

German Aerospace Center (DLR) 
Head of Rotorcraft Program

Regional Director - U.S. Mideast

Patrick Donnelly

The Boeing Company  Program
Director - Future Vertical Lift - Medium

Regional Director - U.S. Midwest

David Peters

Washington University St. Louis
Professor & Chairman

Regional Director - U.S. Northeast

Mark Miller

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation  
Vice President Research & Engineering

Regional Director - U.S. Southeast

Michael Deitchman

Office of Naval Research (Ret.)

Regional Director - U.S. Southern

Robert King

System Simulation and Development Directorate

Regional Director - U.S. Southwest

Michael Shaw

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.  
V-22 Chief Engineer

Regional Director - U.S. Western

Colin Theodore

NASA Ames Research Center  
Senior Research Engineer

Regional Vice President - Americas

Andrew Sayer

Bell Helicopter (Ret.)

Regional Vice President - Asia-Australia

Duck-Joo Lee

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

Regional Vice President - Europe-Africa

Jean-Brice Dumont

Airbus Helicopters 
Executive Vice President Engineering

Regional Vice President - U.S. Mideast

Stanley Orr

The Boeing Company  
Manager, Dynamics and Loads

Regional Vice President - U.S. Midwest

Dale Pitt

The Boeing Company
Technical Fellow

Regional Vice President - U.S. Northeast

William Welsh

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation  
Chief Dynamics & Internal Acoustics

Regional Vice President - U.S. Southeast

Daniel Wolfe

Universal Solutions International, Inc.  

Regional Vice President - U.S. Southern

Keith Darrow

ADD Deputy Director

Regional Vice President - U.S. Southwest

Tommie Wood

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.  
Sr. Technical Fellow

Regional Vice President - U.S. Western

Ram JanakiRam

The Boeing Company  

The Environmental Advisor

John Leverton

Leverton Associates International

The Civil Operations Advisor

Gene Munson

The Boeing Company (Ret.)
Consultant - Test & Evaluation

AHS Board of Directors - public listing for non-members


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