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.

Bill Schaefer

Chairman of the Board and Interim President

Bill Schaefer served in the Department of the Navy for nearly 35 years, retiring from federal service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Planning, Programming and Resources. He then spent seven years as an executive at Northrop Grumman, most recently as Sector Vice President of Business Development, Aerospace Systems. He has been actively involved with OARS for over 10 years, has served as its Chairman of the Board for the last five years, and now serves as Interim President.


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