Michigan Aeronautics Commission Appointed Members

  • Russ Kavalhuna Russ Kavalhuna, Chairman, Battle Creek

    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 graduated from Western Michigan University's College of ...>  MORE

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

    Chairman of Air Service Advisory Committee

    From 1966-1992, Mr. VanderVeen was Manager of the Oakland County International Airport. He is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) with the American Association of Airport Executives and was President of the Michigan Association of Airport ...>  MORE

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

    Vice 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 ...>  MORE

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

    Chairman of General Aviation Advisory Committee

    Mr. Kamarainen is a licensed commercial pilot and has been a flight instructor for more than 20 years. Mr. Kamarainen earned a bachelor's degree in business from Michigan State University. He was appointed to the Michigan Aeronautics ...>  MORE

  • Roger Salo Roger Salo, Commissioner, Plymouth

    Chairman of Safety Advisory Committee

    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 ...>  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, Michigan Aeronautics Commission Brigadier General Len Isabelle, Commissioner

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

    Brigadier General Len Isabelle is assigned to the Michigan National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters in Lansing. As Vice Chief of Staff-Air, he is ...>  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

    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