Mike Hawthorne

Senior Vice President, Development and Engineering Services

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Mike is the Senior Vice President for Development and Engineering Services

Education & Experience

  • M.P.A., Public Administration, The George Washington University
  • B.S., Engineering Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Certified Project Management Professional
  • Leadership in a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute

What did you do prior to joining OAS?

My career, including my passion for aviation and public service, began as a cooperative education student at the FAA Technical Center in Pomona, NJ. I spent the next 22 years with the FAA leading programs and solving complex policy and organizational issues. Since 2012, I have led multiple private sector organizations in support of aviation and the public good.

What is something you are passionate about most people wouldn't know?

Effective government and governance, of the people, by the people, and for the people.

What is your favorite book?

What sport, hobby, or passion do you have outside of work?

I am a sports junkie. I believe that participation in team sports growing up prepares kids for the rest of their lives in countless ways. Personally, I play golf and ice hockey as often as I can, but neither one very well. My fan loyalties belong to the professional teams from my hometown of Philadelphia, PA.

What is a hidden talent of yours?

1990’s hip-hop Karaoke.

What is a super strength of yours?