STACKPOOLE, Kenneth P
Vice President for Aviation Programs,
Center for Aeronautics and Innovation
Ph.D., Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, (2003)
M.S., Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, (1990)
B.S., Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, (1981)
Recognition & Awards
FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP), 4600 flight hours.
Certified Flight Instructor, Single & Multi Engine, Instrument Airplane, Pilot Examiner (not current).
Professional Associations & Recognitions:
2012 – present – Board of Directors, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
2012 – present – member Competitive Advantage Council, EDC of Florida’s Space Coast
2012 – present – Trustee member, Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida
2010 – present, member Central Florida Partnership, MyRegion Executive Board of Advisors
2003 – present – Board of Directors, Florida Aviation & Aerospace Alliance
2008 – 2010, Member Central Florida Partnership, MyRegion Executive Committee
2008 – 2010, Trustee member, Melbourne Chamber of Commerce
2005/06 – Board of Directors, Arizona Chamber of Commerce
2005/06 – Chair, National Research Council, Transportation Research Board, Committee on
Intergovernmental Relations in Aviation
2005/06 – Chair, Daytona Beach Chamber Congressional Action Committee
2004/05 – Member, Congressional Action Committee, Florida Airports Council
2003/04 – Member, General Aviation Committee, Florida Airports Council
2002/05 – Member, Transportation Research Board, Committee on Intergovernmental Relations in
2001/06 – Board of Directors, Florida Aviation Trades Association
2000/03 – Member, Transportation Research Board, Airport/Aircraft Compatibility Committee
1999/00 – AOPA ASN for Daytona Beach Airport (Airport Support Network)
1998 – Developer and first President of the employee based ERAU Eagle Flying Club
1998/99/00 - Developed and Delivered local Boy Scout Aviation Explorer Program
1994 – Awarded President’s Innovation Award for the development and implementation of the ERAU Summer Flight Institute
1993 – Special Recognition by the Flight Line Student Advisory Board at the Prescott Campus
August 2013 - present: Vice President for Aviation Programs, Center for Aviation and Innovation.
February 2012 - August 2013: Vice President for Aviation Programs and Dean, College of Aeronautics.
November 2011 – February 2012: Vice President for Economic Development; responsible for the Florida Tech Research Park as it seeks to leverage university resources to support the location of new businesses to the research park as well as to Brevard County and the greater Central Florida Region.
February 2008 – November 2011: Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer; Responsible for staff of 25 to lead the university’s fundraising and development activities which include university capital campaigns, major gifts, planned gifts, alumni relations, annual fund, foundation relations, athletic fundraising, and development services.
February 2007 – February 2008: Professor and Dean, College of Aeronautics, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida. The programs and faculty of the College of Aeronautics have earned an international reputation for excellence in the education and preparation of aviation professionals. We are responsible for graduate and undergraduate programs in the Aeronautical Sciences to include Aviation Management, Professional Pilot/Flight Crew, Aviation Computer Science, Meteorology, Airport Management and Development, Human Factors, and Aviation Safety. We enroll 400 undergraduate and graduate students in programs on our Melbourne campus, in the Aeronautical Science Program in Panama, and many others through distance learning.
Previous Experience and Assignments:
- June 2006 – Feb 2007. Vice President, University Relations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Responsible for university level marketing, communications, and corporate and government relations
for the university system. The system includes campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida; Prescott, Arizona; and a worldwide network of teaching centers in 36 other states and Europe. Embry-Riddle educates more than 30,000 students annually in more than 30 graduate and undergraduate degree programs in all aspects of aviation and aerospace, to include: Engineering, Business, and the Arts and Sciences.
- Jun 2004 – Apr 2006: Vice President, Government Relations, ERAU. Responsibilities included the development and implementation of a proactive University’s legislative agenda primarily in Tallahassee, Phoenix, and Washington D.C., but also in other states as issues arise of interest for the university.
- Jun 2003 – Apr 2004: Director, Government Relations, ERAU.
- Feb 1999 – Jun 2003: Organizer and Director of ERAU led Southeast SATSLab Consortium and Florida point of contact for NASA led Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS). Responsibility encompassed the organization and implementation of the Southeast SATSLab Consortium – an organization dedicated to providing a venue for Florida industry, university, and state government participation in the NASA Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) Research and Demonstration Program.
Nov 1997 – Feb 1999: Special Assistant to the President
May 1992 – Nov 1997: Director and Chairman, Flight Training Department, Daytona Beach Campus and Chairman, Flight Training Department, Prescott, AZ Campus 1992-1993. In these positions responsible for the implementation and day-to-day management of the University’s Flight Training Programs, to include responsibility for 1000 active flight students, 80 aircraft and simulators, 180 instructional and administrative personnel, 90 student employees, the flight training curriculum, safety programs, aircraft acquisition, scheduling, maintenance, simulation training, and an annual budget of $12 million.
May 1986 – Apr 1992: Flight Training Manager. Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Multi-engine Flight Courses.
Jan 1981 – Apr 1986: Flight Instructor/Faculty, Flight Examiner.
Total experience in flight training includes seventeen years as a flight instructor, faculty member, and flight-training administrator, 4600+ hours as a pilot, flight instructor, and flight examiner; 1700 hours multi-engine flight time.
Other assignments/elected positions include:
Speaker of the Faculty Senate 1990-1992, Vice-Speaker 1988-1990, Department Representative to the Faculty Senate and Faculty Council 1985-1988.
Program Manager of ERAU-US Air Force Flight Screening Program for ROTC in 1986 and 1987.
Co-Developer and Director of the ERAU Summer Flight Institute, 1993-1994.
Co-Developer, First president of ERAU Employee Flying Club, 1998-2000.
- Session Moderator: Next Generation Air Transportation System, 2nd Year Update of the JPDO, Joint Planning and Development Office, The National Academies, Transportation Research Board, 85th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 25, 2006.
- Session Moderator: Next Generation Air Transportation System, Update of the JPDO, Joint Planning and Development Office, The National Academies, Transportation Research Board, 84th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 10, 2005.
Stackpoole, K. (2003). Dissertation: University Technology Transfer Activity and the Metropolitan
New Economy: An Empirical Analysis of its Relationship. University of Central Florida, 2003.
- Lynch, Timothy; Harrington, J.; Stackpoole, K. (2003). Comparison of Florida Metropolitan Statistical Areas Using the Metropolitan New Economy Index. Applied Research in Economic Development, Volume 1, Number 1, 2003.
- Testify before the Florida Senate Transportation Committee: Update on NASA SATS Research in
Florida, April 8, 2003.
- Session Moderator: SATS Research and Demonstration Program Technology Review, The National
Academies, Transportation Research Board, 82nd Annual Meeting, January 15, 2003.
- Session Moderator: SATS Air Transportation Service Innovation Panel, The National Academies, Transportation Research Board, 82nd Annual Meeting, January 15, 2003.
- Speaker at the American Chamber of Commerce Research Association (ACCRA) 42nd Annual
Meeting: Evaluating Medium Sized MSAs with the New Economy Index: Lessons Learned, April 12,
- Speaker at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board: The Organization and
Development of the SE SATSLab Consortium: Lessons Learned, January 8, 2001.
- Speaker before the National Council of State Legislators, Energy and Transportation Committee:
NASA Small Aircraft Transportation System and the Southeast SATSLab Consortium, Chicago, July