Charles H. Huettner is the Executive Director of the Aerospace States Association (ASA), which is comprised of Lieutenant Governors and delegates from the nation’s fifty states. ASA works to establish national aerospace policy and enhance state aerospace education and economic development efforts. Huettner is also the President of Charles Huettner Associates, a consulting firm specializing in cross-government/industry aerospace strategies, problem solving, and coalition building. He retired after 33 years of government service as the Executive Director of the Presidential “Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry”. Prior to this, Huettner was the Policy Advisor for Aviation for the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) in the Executive Office of the President and was responsible for interagency coordination and implementation of the Administration’s policies and programs related to aeronautics research and development; aviation safety, security, efficiency and environment; and GPS. He was the Executive Secretary of the FAA/NASA Executive Committee responsible for implementing the alliance, and Director for Aviation Safety Research at NASA, where he initiated the development of NASA’s aviation safety research initiative. At the FAA, Huettner rose through the ranks from inspector to serve as the Deputy and Acting Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety. He retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserves, where he last served as the Reserve Augmentee to the Air Force Chief of Safety. Huettner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management from the University of Akron, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a diploma in theological studies from the Virginia Theological Seminary.
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