President and Director
Major General (USAF, Retired) Michael DeCuir has
32-1/2 years of distinguished service in the US Air Force, last
serving as Vice Commander, Air Combat Command. He has significant
command experience at many levels in the Air Force, and has
flown virtually all of the Air Force’s fighter, bomber, and ISR
aircraft. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies from
the University of South Carolina, and a Master’s degree in Human
Resource Management from Golden Gate University, as well as leadership
training through the Armed Forces, John F. Kennedy School of Government,
and Harvard University, to name a few.
Vice-President and Executive Director
Angela West is the Office Manager and Special Events
Coordinator for Stallion 51 Flight Operations, LLC. She earned
her private pilot’s license under the tutelage of Aviation Hall
of Fame inductee Evelyn B. Johnson. She then worked on the development
team for Kermit Weeks’ Fantasy of Flight’s aviation attraction.
Angela also served as the Event Director for the original Gathering
of Mustangs and Legends in Kissimmee, Florida.
Director / Vice-President
John Lauderback currently oversees Aircraft Sales
and Marketing for Stallion 51 as well as Ground Operations. He
graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science
from the University of Central Florida. Since then, he has had
a distinguished career in commercial aviation through customer
relations, ground operations, and ramp service. He also earned
his FAA Private, Commercial, and Instrument rating.
Mr. Louv serves as general counsel for The Gathering
Foundation, Inc. in addition to being a member of its Board of
Directors. He graduated from St. John’s University (N.Y.) with
a BBA in Economics and received his law degree from Vanderbilt
University School of Law. His legal practice is focused on business
entities, ventures, financing and transaction. He is a member of
the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar, and various sections
and committees dealing with business related areas of practice.
In addition, Mr. Louv provides corporate legal services for AOPA’s
and pilots and owners with respect to aircraft related entities
Major General (USAF, Retired) David Robinson is based at the Baltimore
Washington International Airport where he is employed as "Check
Pilot," as well as a Boeing 737 Captain for Southwest Airlines.
He has also served as an Assistant Chief Pilot. He is an
honor graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served
in the US Air Force, Active Duty and Reserve, for 32 years, flying
a variety of aircraft. He also was an Operations Officer and demonstration
pilot for the US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds," for
two years. He has served as a board member of the International
Council of Air Shows (ICAS). Additionally, he holds a Masters
Degree in Business Administration.
Peter Tattersall, CPA, is a partner at Tattersall and Tattersall, PA. He has extensive knowledge and
experience in the construction, real estate, light manufacturing
and leisure industries. He graduated with honors from the University
of Central Florida in 1974, and has worked for the national CPA
firms of Alexander Grant & Co.
and Pannell Kerr Foster, in addition to holding several key positions
with many civic, business and veteran’s organizations. Peter served
in Vietnam as Flight Engineer/Door Gunner with B Company, 228th
Assault Support Helicopter Battalion, First (Air) Cavalry Division
from March 1969 to March 1970.
Don Nixon is Principal at The Creative Spot, a full-service marketing
communications firm located in Columbus, Ohio. He is a graduate
of The Ohio State University and holds a BSBA and Marketing degree.
Don has over 15 years of marketing, advertising and branding experience,
much of it focusing on the aviation industry. Don works with a
wide range of aviation clients, including air shows, airport authorities,
airlines, cargo & logistics providers and aviation consultants.
Julie Clevenger holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International
Business. She spent her early years in Europe where she became
fluent in several languages. Julie then went on to Mexico where
she helped set up an aircraft factory. For the last 10 years she
has lived in the U.S. and holds private, commercial and instrument