Wednesday, October 23, 2013

iMATHination 2014 Saturday Keynote

Tammera L. Holmes

Tammera Holmes is President and CEO of AeroStar Consulting Corporation, a professional aviation consulting and support services company.  Through her company, she conducts aviation exploration workshops, leadership training and mentoring in the K-12 setting through her Aviation Academic Initiative and Aerostars Aviation Exploration Apprenticeship program.  A primary focus of Aerostars is to introduce students to careers in aviation as well as provide a support system to post-secondary students seeking aviation-related licenses, certifications and degrees through innovative STEM curriculum, internships, mentoring and after school programs such as After School Matters.

Ms. Holmes has worked as a business manager, project administrator and aviation consultant with Landrum and Brown for its Chicago office.  Notable projects that she has worked on include: Green Airport Initiatives, Clean Construction Bid Specifications for the O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP), FAA Guidance for the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions Program, O'Hare and Midway School Noise Abatement Programs and the FAA Environmental Impact Statement for OMP.  She has also worked on environmental mitigation research for OMP for wetlands, noise abatement, energy supply, natural resources, hazardous materials and emissions.

Ms. Holmes is the recipient of the 2011 Bessie Coleman Legacy Foundation "Fly Sister Fly" Distinction Award, was After School Matters Instructor of the Month in November 2012 and honored as one of the City of Chicago's Dynamic Women in Aviation in 2005.  She holds a  B.S. degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is pursuing her M.S. in Management at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.