Mike Schukert - Collegiate Aviation Liaison | FAPA.aero | Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Team Member - Mike Schukert

Collegiate Aviation Liaison
Phone: 800-JET-JOBS
Email: mike@fapa.aero

Mike joined the retired ranks in 2000 after a collegiate aviation teaching career spanning over 20 years. Much of this time was concurrently served as an active-duty and reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force from which he retired in 1991. Although he held professorships at Ohio State and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mike's last and longest-tenured academic appointment was with the Department of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University.

An ardent believer in institutional outreach and the nurturing of government/industry linkages, he conceived and edited the University Aviation Association's first Collegiate Aviation Directory in 1982 and, in 1983, he went on to serve as the organization's president. His numerous co-curricular involvements include faculty internships with Delta and Northwest Airlines, and a post-doctoral fellowship with the Federal Aviation Administration. Mike is an instrument-rated Commercial Pilot and Certificated Flight/Ground School Instructor . His academic credentials include degrees from the University of Arizona (BA, 1963), the University of Florida (M.Ed., 1969) and Ohio University (Ph.D., 1976). Mike and his wife, Denisha, currently reside in Palm Coast, Florida

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Thomas Smith, MBA, CFP®

Vice President - FAPA Financial Services

ThomasSmith, MBA, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with undergraduate business degree from The University of Toledo, Master’s degree in business and finance from Arizona State University, and personal financial planning certificate from Kennesaw State University.  Started professional career as stockbroker with Merrill Lynch and spent 15 years as a Vice President of fixed income securities with both The First Boston Corporation and Lehman Brothers. Experienced individual income tax preparer with H&R Block.  Entrepreneurial and administrative credentials include founding principle and Chief Financial Officer of startup environmental contracting company. Tom lives in Marietta, Georgia with his spouse of 40 years, Julie Smith, and they have three adult children and four grandchildren.

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