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.

Matthew Schaff

Director of Business Operations

After completing his degree in Aviation Management and Air Traffic Control at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Matthew worked in the airlines for several years before joining the OARS team in 2019. Now serving as the Director of Business Operations for the company, he is proud to work with an organization that supports 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