Michigan Aeronautics Commission Appointed Members

  • J. David VanderVeen J. David VanderVeen, A.A.E., Chairman, Clarkston

    Mr. VanderVeen is the Director of Central Services for Oakland County, which includes responsibility for the county's three airports.  He has over forty years of airport management experience. From 1966-1992, Mr. VanderVeen was Manager of the Oakland County International Airport. He is an ...>  MORE

  • Michigan Aeronautics Commissioner Peter Kamarainen Pete Kamarainen, Vice Chairman, Grand Ledge

    Chairman of General Aviation Advisory Committee

    Mr. Kamarainen is a licensed commercial pilot and has been a flight instructor for more than 25 years. Mr. Kamarainen earned a bachelor's degree in business from Michigan State University. He was appointed to the Michigan Aeronautics ...>  MORE

  • Russ Kavalhuna Russ Kavalhuna, Commissioner, Battle Creek

    Chairman of Commercial Air Service Advisory Committee

    Mr. Kavalhuna is the Executive Director of Flight Operations at Western Michigan University. He is a former airline captain, a licensed attorney, and a former federal prosecutor in the Western District of Michigan. Mr. Kavalhuna ...>  MORE

  • Roger Salo Roger Salo, Commissioner, Plymouth

    Mr. Salo is a founding member and former chair of the Michigan Business Aviation Association, a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association and serves on the National Business Aviation Association's Regional Committee. Salo is a certified flight instructor, holds a bachelor's d ...>  MORE

  • Rick Fiddler, Commissioner Rick Fiddler, Commissioner, Grand Rapids

    Chairman of Safety Advisory Committee

    Mr. Fiddler is former chairman of the Michigan Business Aviation Association and is a member of the Gulfstream Customer Advisory Board, Sikorsky/United Technologies Customer Advisory Board and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Task Force C ...>  MORE

Michigan Aeronautics Commission Statutory Members

  • Captain Joe Gasper, Michigan State Police, Aeronautics Commission Member Capt. Joe Gasper, Commissioner

    (Representing Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue)
    Michigan Department of State Police

    Capt. Gasper is from the Special Operations Division and oversees three main areas within the department, which includes the Field Support and Aviation Section, Executive Protection Section, and State Security ...>  MORE

  • Brigadier General Len Isabelle Major General Len Isabelle, Commissioner

    (Representing Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Vadnais)
    Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

    Major General Len Isabelle is the Assistant Adjutant General and Commander of the Michigan Air National Guard. He is the principal air advisor to the ...>  MORE

  • Kevin Jacobs, MAC member, michigan aeronautics commission, aeronautics commission member Kevin Jacobs, Commissioner

    (Representing Keith Creagh)
    Michigan Department of Natural Resources

    Mr. Jacobs is the Aviation Manager for the Department of Natural Resources. Kevin Jacobs is a graduate from Andrews University with a Bachelor Degree in Technology-Aviation. His l ...>  MORE

  • Laura Mester Laura J. Mester, C.P.A., Commissioner

    (Representing Kirk Steudle)
    Michigan Department of Transportation

    Laura J. Mester is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), overseeing the Bureaus of Finance and Administration, and Transportation Planning, and the Offices of Aeronautics, ...>  MORE

  • Director of Office of Aeronautics, Mike Trout Mike Trout, Commission Director

    Director, Michigan Aeronautics Commission

    Prior to his appointment as Executive Administrator for the Office of Aeronautics, Mike held elected office as the Township Supervisor in his community since 2008. In that capacity he was statutorily responsible for enforcing all ordinances, ...>  MORE