Michael DeCuir

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.

Angela West
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.

John Lauderback
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.

Arthur Louv
Director

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 and transactions.

David Robinson
Director

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
Director

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
Director

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
Secretary

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 aircraft ratings.


 

 




Lee Lauderback
Lee Lauderback is the President and CEO of Stallion 51 Corporation as well as the Chief Instructor Pilot for the TF-51 Mustang. After graduation from college, he headed up flight operations for professional golfer Arnold Palmer for 17 years, where he piloted numerous aircraft, including the Citation Jet, LearJet and MD500E helicopter.  He has over 19,000 flight hours in all types of aircraft and helicopters, 7500 in Mustangs alone.  Lee also flies the P-51 Mustang in the USAF Civilian Heritage Flight Program.



James Beasley
James Beasley is the managing partner for The Beasley Firm, LLC, PA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a M.D. and a J.D. as well as a LL.M in Trial Advocacy from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. An avid flyer, Beasley is one of the originating members of the US Air Force Heritage Flight program as well as the Horsemen P-51 Formation aerobatic team, flying as the team lead for over 10 years. Formerly he was the #2 pilot with the Six of Diamonds T-6 team.



Gerry Treacy
Gerry Treacy is the founder of The Treacy Law Group, PLLC, a nationally renowned boutique law firm headquartered in the Seattle, Washington area.  He has been serving clients with their tax planning needs for over two decades; first as a partner at two of the nation’s largest law firms, Perkins Coie in Washington, and McGuire Woods Battle & Boothe in Virginia, and currently through his own law firm and as Of Counsel to Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin, PLLC, in Seattle.  Gerry has created a large number of charitable organizations and is a frequent lecturer in Washington and around the nation on the topics of estate planning and charitable giving.

 



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