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Jessica Rodgers

Jessica Rodgers serves as director of communications in the firm's Washington, DC office. In this role, Ms. Rodgers provides in-depth research on transportation safety and security in the public and private sectors, as well as issues pertaining to energy policy, international institutions, and government regulations. She also focuses on media relations.

Prior to joining Hall & Associates, Ms. Rodgers co-founded S.H.A.R.E. (Students Helping Alexandria Reach Success), an organization dedicated to managing and providing daily resource to homeless students in Alexandria and the greater Washington, DC area for continuation of their education. Ms. Rodgers coordinated the organization's regional advertising initiatives, programs and meetings with the dean of students' offices of surrounding colleges.

Previously, Ms. Rodgers also served as a research assistant for Dr. Robert Pasnack in applied developmental psychology, conducting on-site experiments, planning and research related to the teaching of key cognitive constructs to children.

She graduated from George Mason University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia.


Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson was born in Bralorne, British Columbia, and has Canadian and British citizenship. He was educated in Vancouver and received a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. He later qualified as a Certified General Accountant and gained experience in the private sector in accounting and property management.

He qualified as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and gained advanced flying experience in the Air Force and as a civilian pilot. This included arctic surveillance, transport, search and rescue, and fighter duties. In 1967 he joined the Department of Transport as a civil aviation inspector and was involved in the flight calibration of navigational aids, together with the development and licensing of airports. In 1972 he became the planning manager for the Department's Central Region in Winnipeg.

Following an assignment as an economist/policy adviser with the multimodal Arctic Transportation Agency, he began a series of progressively senior management appointments. In 1975 he became Regional Manager, Airports, Pacific Region, responsible for the operation and development of 25 airports, including Vancouver International. He next worked as Pacific Regional Administrator responsible for all aspects of civil aviation in the region with a staff of 2,000. In 1978, he became Director of Airport Policy, Planning & Programming at headquarters in Ottawa.

In 1982 he became the Director of the Department of Transport's Aviation Safety Bureau. He was prominent in the planning and development of an independent aviation safety board. In 1984, he was appointed Executive Director of the new, independent Canadian Aviation Safety Board. He led that organization as its senior public servant and contributed to the conceptual planning for a multimodal safety board to encompass the air, marine, rail and pipeline modes of transport. In 1990 he was appointed Executive Director of the newly established Transportation Safety Board of Canada. He was the chief operating officer in that organization as it conducted approximately 200 investigations per year and developed its national and international capabilities in aviation, marine, railway and pipeline safety investigation until his retirement from public service in 2001.

He has an airline transport pilot’s license and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He is Chairman of the Board of the 450-bed Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa. In addition he is a Council member of the Centre for Aerospace Safety/Security Education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a member of the Board of Advisers for the Southern California Safety Institute, and president of the National Air Museum Society.


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