Leadership

Our legacy of success rests on the shoulders of the entire OARS team. Our expertise and drive are integral to every mission we serve.

Amy Goense

Marketing Coordinator

After completing her Master’s degree in International Business with a specialization in Strategic Marketing at Maastricht University, in the Netherlands, Amy joined the OARS team in 2019. She serves as the company’s Marketing Coordinator. She is proud to be part of the OARS team in supporting the United States Military.


Bill Schaefer

Chairman of the Board and Interim President

LCDR Ryan ‘Murf’ Murphy, USN (Ret.)

Senior Vice President, Operations and Finance

Col Tony 'Ripper' Nerad, USMC (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

CDR Chris ‘Swede’ Sorensen, USN (Ret.)

Director, Operations

Libby Vertz

Director of Communications

Karen Roberts

Director of Business Management

LT John 'Big' Banitt

Chief Pilot

MSgt Ken McNamara, USAF (Ret.)

Chief Flight Engineer

Matthew Schaff

Director of Business Operations

Amy Goense

Marketing Coordinator