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Ryan Goertzen | Vice President of Workforce Development, AAR

Current Position and Past Experience
Ryan Goertzen is currently Vice President of Workforce Development at AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading aviation services provider to commercial airlines and governments worldwide. He oversees AAR’s various workforce based initiatives and was responsible for the development the EAGLE Career Pathway Program. Mr. Goertzen is also the President of Choose Aerospace, whose purpose is to unite the aerospace industry to implement solutions to the workforce shortage.

Mr. Goertzen started with Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in 2011, holding the positions of vice president of education, president of Spartan's Tulsa campuses and corporate officer. Goertzen previously spent three years at AAR Corp managing the training and ASAP programs in Oklahoma City. He began his career as a pilot instructor for Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation where he was responsible for Air Wisconsin's first learning management system and e-learning content used in recurrent pilot training. In 2005 Mr. Goertzen transitioned to the maintenance side of the airline as Air Wisconsin’s Manager of Maintenance Training and ASAP Manager.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Goertzen holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Avation from the University of Nebraska.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Goertzen is married to the love of his life Jenny and has three sons Jacob, Joshua, and Jack.

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