Homer, AK -- Claire Marie has joined Bald Mountain Air Service (BMAS) as Director of Safety. She advises management on all aviation safety and security. Her job includes identifying safety issues and delivering safety information and training to staff, contractors and stakeholders companywide. She will audit company performance, conduct inspections and surveys, and compile safety statistics for BMAS operations. Marie also represents BMAS at industry aviation safety or security committees and during regulatory safety meetings with the Aviation Safety Council of Alaska, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and others.
A life-long Alaskan with aviation experience in Alaska, California and Hawaii,Marie is already implementing a new Safety Management System (SMS) – SMS Pro™ for the company. SMS Pro is a web-based SMS application that includes safety reporting, documentation, risk management and safety assurance.
Marie’s past work experience includes serving as a liaison officer and chief of the Joint Operations Center/Interagency Coordinator at the Department of Defense (DOD)-U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER). She also has worked for the state’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, as a transportation security specialist for TSA and as a DOD contractor.
Marie received her master’s degree in security studies in 2010 from Naval Postgraduate School. She also has a bachelor’s degree in management studies from the University of Maryland. She has taken many safety related courses to OSHA and the Medallion Foundation-Safety Management System, System Safety and TapRoot training. She has extensive experience in developing aviation security exercises, response plans and performing threat assessments.
BMAS is headquartered in Homer, with bases in Deadhorse and Anchorage. The company serves the tourism industry and government agencies, provides oil and mining industry support, books private charters and operates the airplane medevac service for the Alaska Regional Hospital Life Flight program. BMAS has been operating accident-free since 1993. Learn more at www.baldmountainair.com.