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2019 Aviation Industry Night Panel

Stephanie Morgan

Stephanie Morgan was appointed Exectutive Director of the Air Transportation and Aerospace Campus in May 2019. Morgan will be responsible for setting the strategic vision and operational blueprint for the air transportation and aerospace facilities on West Case Road. She will foster and leverage crucial relationships across a diverse group of stakeholders, including external business partners, community members and university leadership. Her efforts will focus on capital investment initiatives to advance development, operational stability and Ohio State’s international reputation for education and research.

Morgan managed a commerical FAR 139 airport, a general aviation airport, and held multiple leadership roles at a medium hub airport, Jacksonville Aviation Authority.  Morgan also worked customer service, scheduling and overhaul, and risk management for TWA Airlines.

She’s overseen millions of dollars in airport improvements, directed numerous strategic initiatives, and worked extensively with the communities surrounding every airport at which she’s worked. 

She has served on several industry affiliation committees and has spoken on several panels. She’s an active member of the American Association of Airport Executives, Airport Council International, American Minority Advisory Council, Women in Aviation, Airport Cooperative Research Program, and Aviation Workforce Alliance.

Morgan attended the United States Military Academy majoring in engineering, a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Business from St. Louis University, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.  She has earned her professional designation as Certified Member (C.M.) through the American Association of Airport Executives.  She is a private, instrument rated pilot. She has raised four successful children with her best friend, Neal.  She religiously watches one annual college football game, Army vs. Navy.  GO ARMY, BEAT NAVY!

 

Doug Hall

Doug Hall is a colonel in the United States Air Force and has had an extremely unique military career. He was commissioned in 1992 and has served as an intelligence officer, a Special Operations navigator, and a pilot. Becoming a pilot was his goal from the time he was a child and was able to achieve that dream after being in the Air Force for eight years. He was the commander of the 6th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ and the 436th Operations Group at Dover AFB, DE where he led operational C-5 and C-17 crews in Air Mobility Command’s worldwide airlift operations. In addition to his extensive operations and staff experiences, he is also a leader in the LGBTQ community. He has spoken to several audiences about his experiences during the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell era as well as the transition after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell which allowed LGBTQ service members to serve openly. Doug and his husband Rob live in Springfield, VA and they are currently planning for their next career chapter after Doug retires from active duty in September.

Kandy Bernskoetter

Kandy Bernskoetter is a First Officer on the B777 at FedEx Express.  She holds type ratings for the B737, B757, B767, MD11, and SA227.  She is the Chair of the ALPA National Membership Committee, the Chair and Founder of the FedEx ALPA MEC Pilot Assistance Team Hotline, and a member of Women in Aviation. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Geography.  Kandy has been a professional airline pilot since 1998, having also flown for ATA Airlines and Vanguard Airlines. In her off time, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Wolf River Conservancy and the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation.  She enjoys river kayaking and hiking.