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Kevin Schlosser
President - Empire State Chapter of the AHS International

Kevin Schlosser is an LM Fellow and Chief Systems Architect for LM Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems. His career spans 35 years in the military aviation domain with Lockheed Martin, CAE Link Flight Simulation and the US Army Avionics Research and Development Activity (AVRADA). His areas of expertise include Systems Architecture; Systems & Software Engineering; Unmanned Systems & Autonomy; Avionics Integration; Rotary Wing Air Vehicle; Navigation; Mission Operational Analysis; and Reliability Engineering. Over his career Kevin has supported and contributed to the capabilities of numerous VTOL platforms including: OH-58 AHIP/Kiowa Warrior; MH-60K/MH-47E Army Special Operations Aircraft; AH-64 Apache; AH-1 Cobra; MH-60R and MH-60S; RAH-66 Comanche; the Lockheed Martin UH-1H Flying Test Bed aircraft; and the CQ-24A K-MAX Cargo Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Kevin has been an AHS member since 2001 and served as the Empire State Chapter’s vice president for 2014 – 2015.


Jeff Oakley
Vice President - Empire State Chapter of the AHS International

Jeff is the manager for business development supporting Controls and Avionics Solutions based in Endicott, New York. He has been at BAE Systems for over 10 years and most recently as Deputy Director for Rotorcraft Programs. Jeff managed a portfolio of programs > $100 million in annual revenue and served as capture lead on various new business pursuits. Jeff joined BAE Systems in 2006 and has contributed to the capabilities on platforms including CH-47F Chinook, V-22 Osprey, AH-64 Apache, Leonardo AW609, Sikorsky S-92, Sikorsky S-97 and SB>1 Defiant. Jeff is an active member of the BAE Systems Site Leadership Team in Endicott, NY and enjoys participating in many of the community events supporting the area.

Prior to joining BAE Systems, Jeff was the Director Operations at Universal Instruments Corporation and held various leadership and management positions in Product Management and Engineering. Jeff also lived in Singapore while establishing an application engineering team supporting Asia for Universal Instruments product lines.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Management from Binghamton University and an AAS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from State University New York at Broome.

Jeff has been a member of AHS International since 2008 and attends many AHS chapter meetings across the US.


Cheryl Kressly
Treasurer - Empire State Chapter of the AHS International


Membership Chair - Empire State Chapter of the AHS International


Programs Chair - Empire State Chapter of the AHS International


Lt Steve (Elroy) Colby
Fundraising Chair - Empire State Chapter of the AHS International

Steve “Elroy” Colby is a business development analyst and former test pilot for Sikorsky Mission Systems. His business unit is chiefly responsible for planning, executing and testing helicopter completion contracts for US DoD and other governments.

Elroy joined the USAF on October 15, 1979 as a helicopter flight mechanic. He received a bachelor’s degree In Business Administration and Economics from Clark University in 1988 and received his USAF Regular Commission as a distinguished graduate through AFROTC at Holy Cross. He received his pilot’s wings as a distinguished graduate from Air Force helicopter flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama in 1989. He is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Weapons School. He has completed operational tours in MAC, AMC, AFSPACECOM and ACC in UH-1N, MH-60G and HH-60G helicopters. After retiring from the USAF in 2007, Mr. Colby joined the civilian sector working as a senior flight test engineer for EW and IR threat countermeasure testing. He joined Lockheed Martin in November 2007. He currently provides helicopter technical expertise for tactical mission kit development on the USAF CRH program, Huey Replacement program, S97 & Armed Blackhawk. Mr. Colby is accompanied by his wife Pamela and has three grown children and two grandchildren.


Roy Wagner
Technical Chair - Empire State Chapter of the AHS International

Roy Wagner graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1984 with a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering. In November 1984 he was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy and attended flight school in Whiting Field, Florida. After receiving his pilot wings in 1986, Roy was assigned to HSL-41 at NAS North Island to be trained as a pilot and airborne tactical officer in the SH-60B “Seahawk” helicopter. After completing training at HSL-41, he was assigned to HSL-42 in Mayport, Florida and made two shipboard deployments. The first was around South America, and the second to the Mediterranean in 1989. He subsequently served as a flight and tactics instructor at HSL-40, also in Mayport. Roy then completed a third long deployment, and numerous short deployments, with a Destroyer Squadron. Before leaving the US Navy in 1995, Roy attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA where he earned a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering. Roy is now employed at Lockheed Martin in Owego, NY as a systems engineer. During twenty years at Lockheed, Roy has had the privilege of working on numerous military avionics programs from requirements definition, development, and test to customer support once deployed.


Stephen Felter
University Coordinator/Scholarship Chair - Empire State Chapter of the AHS International


Jun Ma
Secretary/Webmaster - Empire State Chapter of the AHS International

Jun joined Lockheed Martin in 2012 with the Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP). He has performed multiple roles during ELDP including internal web developer, business developer, software developer, and electronics hardware developer. The programs he has supported include the F-35 JSF, United Kingdom Royal Mail ARTI, Vertical Launch System, and Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

After graduating from ELDP in 2015, Jun now resides in Baltimore, MD, working as a Software Engineer for the LCS program on the Controls team. He is working on Research and Development projects for the LCS Machine Plant Control Management System.

Jun obtained his Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University in 2012 and his Masters of Engineering in Systems Engineering at Cornell University in 2015.



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Updated 12/12/2015

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