Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee is to advise the Governor on the recruitment and retention of industry jobs and investment; assist the office of aerospace and aviation in meeting the state’s economic development efforts to recruit and retain industry jobs and investment; advise the aerospace and aviation office, Economic Development & Tourism office and the Governor on appropriate funding level for the spaceport trust fund and on recruitment, retention, and expansion of industry activities; and collect and disseminate information on federal, state, local, and private community economic development programs that assist or provide loans, grants or other funding the industry activities.
Conrad Bodden of Rancho Viejo is an attorney and general partner of Trevino & Bodden in Brownsville. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a board member of the Cameron County Spaceport Development Corporation. Additionally, he is a former board member of the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts and Amigos Artistas and former member of Hooked For Life - Kids Gone Fish’n Advisory Board. Bodden received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law.
Aimee Burnett of Southlake is vice president and deputy, F-16 Programs, for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. She previously held the role of vice president, F-35 Domestic Business Development, and has worked for the company for over 19 years in various positions in Engineering, Operations, and Business Development. She is a member of Women in Aerospace, a sustainer of The Junior League of Fort Worth, and a volunteer for Make A Wish of North Texas. Burnett received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University. Appointed Chair by Governor Abbott in 2020.
Lauren Dreyer of Eddy is principal operations engineer for Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX), and has served in various positions with SpaceX for over 10 years. She is a member of the Baylor University School of Engineering and Computer Science Board of Advocates, the Waco Business League and the Waco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Additionally, she is a member of the Care4Texans Board of Directors and previously served on the Baylor University Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board, Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy Board of Advisors, Waco Aviation Advisory Board. Dreyer received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Baylor University and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
J.Ross Lacy of Midland is the president of Lacy Oil Corporation, and is a councilman for the City of Midland. He is president of the Midland Spaceport Development Corporation and a member of Midland Young Professionals in Energy, Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association, and the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society. Additionally, he is a member of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) Development Board, UTPB College of Business Advisory Board, John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute Advisory Board and a centurion member of The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council. Lacy received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from UTPB.
Bob Mitchell of Pearland is president of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, and has served in various positions with the partnership for over 17 years. He also serves on numerous boards including the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, University of Texas Medical Branch Health System Advisory Board, Texas A&M University at Galveston Board of Visitors. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Manned Spaceflight Education Foundation, Inc., HCA Gulf Coast Regional Advisory Board, Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Board of Advisors, and Gulf Coast Limestone, Inc.
George Moussa of Dallas is president of Ambella Home Collection and president of Ambassador Jet Center, a full service FBO (Fixed Base Operator). Additionally, he became a private pilot in 1979 and has his private, instrument, multi engine, and commercial ratings. Moussa received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
Terry Stevens of Waco is a partner of First Title Company of Waco, LLC, and president and CEO of M&I Industries, Inc. He currently serves as chair of the McLennan County Spaceport Development Corp and is a former director of Cool City Avionics of Mineral Wells. He is a past chairman of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as a director on the Chamber’s Community Foundation. Additionally, he serves on the chamber’s Economic Development Retention & Expansion Committee and is a former board member and chairman of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco. Stevens is a former mayor and city council member for the City of Woodway.
Jennifer Kurth Williamson of Southlake is general counsel for Textron Systems. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and a volunteer for George W. Bush Presidential Center Military Service Initiative and North Texas Nadadores. Additionally, she served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. Williamson received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University-Montgomery.
Dan Winston of Prosper is vice president of finance for Boeing Global Services, headquartered in Plano, and has served in various positions with The Boeing Company for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, former member of the Southern Illinois University Accounting Advisory Board, and a former advisor of Junior Achievement of St. Louis. Winston received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Benedictine College and a Master of Business Administration from Lindenwood University.