Mark Dickerson is President of the Hubert L. “Hooks” Jones Chapter of TAI and former member of the TAI Membership Committee. He was Deputy Commandant of the USAF Test Pilot School and is also an Associate Fellow and former Board Member with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. After the USAF, he spent 7 years as a NASA Research Project Manager, and is the only African American to ever become a Research Pilot at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. He is an Emergency Response Team volunteer with El Paso County, a Respite Care Provider to foster families, and Board Member of two non-profits, supporting wounded warriors and providing scholarships to trade school students. Dickerson holds a BS in Engineering Physics from Cornell, an MS in Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford, and an MBA from Regis. He has served on the Adjunct Faculty of two different universities, and has recently published his second book “WARNING: This Book May Get You Killed”, a study of heroism by everyday people. He is married to the former Phyllis Dubose of Sacramento, California. Mr. Dickerson is a proven innovator and leader dedicated to helping TAI meet the tough challenges ahead.