Board of Directors


THOMAS (TED) DUDLEY


Ted has served 24 years in the U.S. Air Force as an officer and pilot flying the A-10, O2, and F-16. He is currently employed as a Delta Air Lines pilot. Ted holds a degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a Masters in Space Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is an Assistant Chief Flight Instructor at Vermont Flight Academy and is qualified to instruct in all VA aircraft. Ted resides in Colchester, Vermont.

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Doug White


 

Doug has been involved with commercial construction and project management in New England including large-scale University projects as well as design/build of custom homes. He has extensive experience in all phases of management from the initial conception and design process, including budgeting, timelines, permitting and contractor bidding to completion and owner’s satisfaction. Prior to this, Doug was managing energy efficiency renovations at ski areas throughout the United States. He has also worked in the yachting industry as an owners representative, performing major refits between yacht owners and shipyards in the US and Caribbean.

Doug is a also a licensed pilot and received his private/complex rating from VFA.

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GUY ROUELLE


 

Guy has devoted the last 30 years of his professional life to aeronautics. Guy began his career as a Department of Defense Air Traffic Controller. Soon there after he earned the FAA’s certification as a Designated Air Traffic Control Examiner. Guy has worked his way through the ranks at the Vermont Agency of Transportation holding positions such as aviation education coordinator, accident investigator, chief pilot and most recently as the Aeronautics Administrator. He holds multiple aeronautical ratings including commercial pilot, multi-engine rating, certified flight instrument instructor, Master flight instructor, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, and TERP instructor. Guy holds a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Masters Degree in Aeronautical Operations, a Bachelor of Aeronautical Science and an Associates Degree in Meteorology. He currently resides in South Woodbury, Vermont.

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LARRY DUPONT


 

Larry has nearly 4 decades of aviation experience as a pilot and is currently an American Airlines International Captain flying B-767 and B-757 aircraft. He is also an active Sea-Plane instructor. Larry was appointed by the Governor of Vermont to two terms on the Aviation Advisory Council for the State. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science and an Associates Degree in Science and Aeronautical Studies from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Larry’s work on the board includes ensuring that safety is Vermont Flight Academy’s number one goal. He resides in North Hero, Vermont.

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DAVE BORTHWICK-LESLIE


 

Dave has had a long career in aviation. His 40 plus years in the industry include 33 with Pratt & Whitney Canada, 5 with Embraer in Ft. Lauderdale and 4 with Atlantic Turbines International (Canada) where he worked in design, development, marketing and product support. Dave holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard. He currently resides in Grand Isle, Vermont.

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CHRISTOPHER BEATTIE


 

Chris has been with Vermont Technical College for the past 19 years and currently serves as the Associate Dean of Administration.  Chris started his career serving in the U.S. Navy for 11 years, where he also completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University.  He moved his family to Vermont in 1993, worked at IBM for two years, then found his professional home at Vermont Tech.  Fifteen of Chris’ 19 years at the College were spent working on information technology projects, and in 2009, he completed his Master of Science degree in Project Management at Boston University.  Chris currently oversees all College grants, guides policy maintenance and development, manages strategic projects, and manages contracts.  He currently resides in Essex Junction, Vermont.

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