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Richard Walsh

Board Member

Rich Walsh has 40 years of wide-ranging experience in commercial and business aviation,  worldwide security programs and enterprise risk management. He has an extensive track record  in leading organizations through business aviation integration/divestiture, identifying  risks/rewards, driving balanced decision-making and executing on strategic plans that enhance  financial, operational and risk outcome scenarios in large multi-national organizations. He is a  subject matter expert on aviation and risk management best practices, leadership development,  strategic crisis management, technology interface and operational controls that create value  based, business aviation, security, enterprise risk and safety management programs. 

In previous roles he has served s as the Vice President of Aviation and Travel Security for multiple  Fortune 100 companies, managing complex and dynamic global business aviation assets and the  Travel Security organizations. Rich also served in multiple senior leadership roles at United  Airlines. Key areas of emphasis included training, standards, compliance, quality management,  and flight operations. 

Rich serves on the National Business Aviation Association Board of Directors and on the  Tuskegee Airmen RedTail Flight Academy. He is a frequent keynote speaker on the subjects of  DE&I, proactive risk management, human factors, organizational resiliency, automation in the  workplace and strategic talent management. He has also served and led multiple crisis  management teams and Corporate Reputational events. He authored the National Business  Aviation Association training and automation guidelines for the Very Light Jet market introduction.  He is type rated on 10 turbo-jet aircraft and has accumulated over 17,000 hours of global flight  experience.

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