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Meet the Board

President

Lindsey Dreiling currently serves as Chief of UAS Policy for the state of Kansas. With over 15 years of aviation experience, she is deeply involved in all aspects of the industry. Lindsey is President of KCAE, a FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) Representative, and an (AMEL) Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII). She holds Bachelors' degrees in Professional Piloting and Aviation Technology Management; as well as, a Master's in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University. Lindsey is currently pursuing further graduate studies at the University of North Dakota.

Vice President

Spence Atha is currently a mechanic at Westport "Dead Cow International". He has been flying since 1989, and has accumulated over 1000 hours of flight time. He studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Kansas, graduating in 1986. A third generation aviator, Spence is a Major in the Civil Air Patrol and devoted member of the AOPA, EAA, AAA, and CAF. He has been married to his wife Susan, since 1995 and has one daughter, Jackie. He holds a Private Pilot with Instrument certificate.

Past President

Ed Young currently serves as the Aviation Group Leader at George Butler Associates, Inc. and teaches Airport Law & Environmental Planning at Kansas State University Polytechnic. He is a (ASEL/ASES/AMEL) Commercial Pilot, and (ASEL/AMEL) Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII). Ed previously served as the Director of Aviation for KDOT from 2005 to 2013 where he received numerous national awards for the division. Ed received a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas.

Treasurer

George Laliberte is currently a part-time airport consultant with Olsson Associates. He is a retired Air Force officer with over 27 years of service. Following his military career, he spent 14 years in the KDOT Division of Aviation as the Deputy Director, retiring in 2015. He holds a FAA certificate as a Private Pilot, and is a proud owner of a 1965 Alon A2 Aircoupe. He and his wife, Veronica, enjoy travelling and have two adult children and one grandchild.

Secretary

Trever Linn currently serves as the Marketing and Outreach Manager for KDOT Division of Aviation. He is an (ASEL/AMEL) Commercial Pilot, and an (ASEL) Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII). He is an active volunteer with the Wichita (FAASTeam) as a Representative with over 5 years of industry experience. Trever holds Bachelors' in Molecular and Cellular Developmental Biology (MCDB) from the University of Colorado and Aeronautical Technology from Kansas State University.