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2019 VLC Board of Directors

At the January Board meeting Chairman Nick Lappos (center) presented outgoing Board members Sam Hubbard(left) and Rudy Ostovich (right) with certificates of appreciation for their service to the VLC. Chairman Lappos also recognized outgoing board members Greg Gass, Dan Schrage, and Howie Wiebold for their service.
Presentation of Appreciation Plagues to Sam Hubbard and Rudy Ostovich

There are currently 14 members on the Board of Directors.

Director Photo
Name Company Category Class
Nick Lappos
Nick Lappos, VLC Chairman Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
B
Large OEMs
Daniel Schrage
Marilyn Smith Georgia Tech
B
Academic/Nonprofit
Inder Chopra
Inder Chopra University of Maryland
A
Academic/Nonprofit
Michael Hirschberg
Michael Hirschberg Vertical Flight Society (VFS)
B
VFS
Jerry Wheeler
Jerry Wheeler Advanced Turbine Engine Company
A
Engine
Jeffrey Schloesser Bell Helicopter
A
Large OEMs
Eric Streich
Eric Streich The Boeing Company
A
Large OEMs
No Photo Available
Bob Matthews Harris Corporation
A
Suppliers
John Piasecki
John Piasecki, VLC Vice Chair Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
B
Small VTOL
Doug Shidler DC Shidler
A
Other Contractor
Michael Riley Raytheon
A
Large Contractor
John Stough
John Stough JHNA
B
Other Contractor
No Photo Available
Dr. Rob Fleming Northrop Grumman
B
Large Contractor
Michael Thome
Michael Thome SAIC
B
Supplier