flight school in Fort Rucker, Alabama in 1989, and served five years on active duty and another five years in the Louisiana National Guard before transitioning to civilian helicopter services in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Allman was appointed as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer in May 2016. He previously served as our Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller from November 2010 to May 2016. He joined us as Director of Financial Reporting in March 2006. In August 2007 he was promoted to Corporate Controller and was subsequently elected Chief Accounting Officer in April 2009. From September 2002 to March 2006, Mr. Allman worked as Financial Reporting Manager for Nabors Industries Ltd., a drilling and well servicing company. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Allman previously worked in public accounting as an Audit Manager with KPMG after beginning his career with Arthur Andersen LLP.
Mr. Predmore was appointed as Vice President and Chief Safety Officer in October 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Predmore served in senior leadership roles within the aviation industry, including from 2001 to 2012 with JetBlue Airways as Vice President and Chief Safety Officer, and from 1995 to 2001 with Delta Air Lines as Director Safety Performance and Quality. While at JetBlue, he helped the organization achieve industry-leading performance in lowest rates of injuries and aircraft damages. Most recently Predmore was Senior Vice President of safety for MV Transportation from 2012 to 2013, where he led the transition from a traditional HSE operating model to a robust safety management system. Mr. Predmore also has been active in the aviation industry, having served at one time as a Transportation Research Specialist and Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). In 2011 he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to serve on the Management Advisory Committee to the FAA administrator, which followed successive leadership roles with three FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committees, the Air Transport Safety Council and the Global Aviation Information Network (GAIN). Mr. Predmore is an expert on human factors and has published papers on aviation safety and human factors. He has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Drake University.
Ms. Wersebe was appointed as Vice President, Human Resources in August 2016. She previously served as the Company’s Interim Chief Administration Officer from June 2016 to August 2016. She joined the Company as Director, Human Resources Global Operations in May 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Wersebe was director human resources at Exterran from 2007 to 2014. Ms. Wersebe also served in human resources roles for Halliburton from 1999 to 2000 and 2001 to 2002, Aspen Technology from 2000 to 2001 and Ocean Energy from 2002 to 2003 after beginning her career with Browning Ferris Industries in 1997.
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