Jason Starke, Ph D.
Director of Safety
Jason is responsible for guiding the development and implementation of Baldwin's full complement of safety management products as well as assuring compliance with standards, best practices, and State regulations. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University. Before joining Baldwin, he served as Operations Manager for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). He joined IBAC from Universal Weather and Aviation where he led efforts to develop an SMS solution.
Prior to Universal, Jason was both a pilot for and Director of Safety at Priester Aviation in Chicago where he developed the company’s SMS and implemented its FOQA program. He had been a charter and EMS pilot for R&M Aviation before joining Priester. Jason also served as a simulator instructor for Flight Safety International in the CL-601 and HS-800XP training programs. Jason has an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and is rated in the CE-500, CL-600, and HS-125.
Jason started his career as a satellite systems operator in the U.S. Air Force and has a B.S. in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Aviation Science from Everglades University. Jason served on the Safety Management and Flight Operations panels at ICAO and is currently serving on the NBAA Safety Committee since 2013. As an instructor at the University of Southern California - Viterbi, Jason teaches Aviation Safety Management Systems.