IAAC Leadership

IAAC Leadership & Staff

IAAC Commissioners and Staff are independent of any association or lobbying organization to assure there is no conflict of interest. 

The Accrediting Commission at its inception will be comprised of five (5) volunteer members: 

  • a Commission Chair elected by the Commissioners, 
  • three (3) members of the aviation and aerospace industry and 
  • one (1) member of the public who is not affiliated with the aviation and aerospace industry but having a perspective in higher education.

All Commission Members are appointed to staggered three (3) year terms. Initial Commission staff shall be comprised of an Executive Director/Administrator and an Administrative Assistant. As the number of accredited schools grows, the size of the Commission and its staff may be amended to higher levels as necessary to carry out the operations of the Commission, but in no event shall not fall below any U.S. Department of Education (DoEd) requirement for recognition.

IAAC Commissioners


Courtney Adams

Ms. Adams is the Senior Manager for the F-15 Business Development Team at The Boeing Company. In this role she oversees new business opportunities and emerging technology integration. She works closely with the United States Air Force and F-15 operator community. 

In her 12 years with Boeing, she has held roles within Boeing Defense, Space & Security; Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Global Services in engineering and program management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, a Masters in Systems Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Business Administration from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Public Member Commissioner

Dorothy C. Fenwick, PhD

Dr. Fenwick is currently the Executive Director of the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). Recognized by the Council on Higher Education Administration (CHEA), ACPHA accredits hospitality programs both domestically and internationally. 

Dr. Fenwick served as staff at the American Council on Education, and as director of the Committee on Recognition of COPA/CHEA. Following her role as Executive Director of the National Association of Trade and Technical Schools for accreditation, she developed a review system for the training programs offered by UAW-Ford and more recently for OCSEA state employees. 


Pete Hatchett

Mr. Hatchett has over 20 years of experience in aviation flight school training, administration and accreditation. He began his aviation career with Westwind School of Aeronautics as a Flight Instructor in 2003, accepting the position of Chief flight Instructor in 2006, then moving into the position of Director of Operations in 2012.  He now holds the position of General Manager for Westwind Air Service, a Part 135 charter company located in Phoenix Arizona. 

IAAC Executive Director

Thomas Tom Kube
Executive Director

As Executive Director, Tom is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Commission. He previously served as the Executive Director of several certifying and accrediting organizations, including the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) – a Title IV Gatekeeping Agency. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on Student Achievement and Outcomes Measures.   Tom was proud to have served on the U.S. Secretary of Education’s Financial Ratio Task Force and to have served as a trustee for the U.S. Department of Education’s National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities. In all, he has held leadership and operating positions in business and higher education for nearly 40 years. He received his M.B.A. degree in Finance from George Mason University. He received his B.A. degree from Colorado State University.