Director of Industry Affairs
State University of New York, Albany
Master of Business Administration, Information Technology Management, 2012
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott
Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Science, Airline Pilot Concentration, 2010
Certifications and Ratings
Commercial Pilot—Airplane, multi-engine land
Private Pilot—Airplane, single-engine land
Mr. Werner has over 8 years of experience in aviation and data analysis. As Director of Industry Affairs at PAI Consulting, he uses this experience to support directed aviation safety studies for PAI’s Government and industry clients. Mr. Werner has supported meetings of various aviation safety groups and aviation rulemaking committees, taking detailed notes and producing records of meetings. He also has performed public and Government aviation safety data requests and written summaries to explain the resultant data in detail to the client.
Mr. Werner’s major projects at PAI have included serving as a team member and ultimately project manager in support of conducting data pull and data analysis requests through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) system. He retrieved data from numerous safety sources, interfaced with the requestor to ensure the proper data were retrieved and thoroughly explained the results and caveats to the data package to ensure it met the requestor’s needs. Mr. Werner also supports the FAA Integrated Safety Team’s General Aviation Issue Analysis Team (GA IAT); helped establish and maintain the ASIAS Event Database; participated as a team member on two airport safety studies, and as a partner on a control tower study; digitized and processed historic FAA records; and provided onsite support for the twice‑yearly Aviation Safety InfoShare conference. He also supports the Flight Safety Foundation’s Global Safety Information Project (GSIP) with international onsite meeting support and by performing writing and analysis tasks as requested.
Mr. Werner began his career in aviation as a student in the Aeronautical Science undergraduate degree program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. While already a licensed single-engine private pilot upon entering the program, Mr. Werner earned his Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine Private, and Commercial licenses, as well as the Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate through the university. After graduating, Mr. Werner worked at Ameriflight, LLC, as a summer flight operations intern at the company’s headquarters at the Bob Hope Airport. Mr. Werner worked on various flight operations projects and flew as second‑in-command aboard the Beechcraft BE–99. Following the internship, Mr. Werner entered the full-time MBA program at the University at Albany studying Information Technology Management and worked as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate information technology course.