Jennifer Bartenstein

Senior Associate

Location: Americas

Jennifer Bartenstein is a Safety Executive with over 15 years of experience in international Aviation Safety.  Her career as a leader in the safety industry has extended across both airline operations as well as business and general aviation.  Jennifer has expertise in Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) including internal evaluation and quality assurance, human and organizational performance, safety reporting programs, emergency response and more.

Jennifer is the current Vice President, Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental at Swissport. She has held positions with Signature Flight Support, Allegiant Air, Spirit Airlines, Compass Airlines, and Mesa Air Group.  As Signature’s Vice President of Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Programs she implemented numerous programs including risk-based Human and Organizational Performance Learning Teams and ‘Just Culture’ initiatives driving safety improvements as well as the COVID-19 strategy keeping 200+ international bases open ensuring the safety of 5,000+ employees.  At Allegiant Air she held the position of the Director of SMS and the FAR 119 Director of Safety role during which she implement Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) and oversaw numerous safety programs including 5 Aviation Safety Action Programs, Internal Evaluation, Environmental Compliance and Emergency Response.  During her career she has led the response to numerous incidents including being the Lead Airline Investigator for an NTSB reportable accident, the Family Assistance Center on-site representative for the 2017 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas, and for numerous hurricanes and storms.

She’s recently participated as a board member of the National Air Carrier Association Safety and Security Council, National Air Transportation Association’s Safety Committee and Global Safety Alliance groups, as well as International Standards for Business Aircraft Handling. 

Jenifer holds a degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, an Air Traffic Control degree from Broward College and is a Commercially rated pilot.

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Dave Fothergill

Senior Associate, Response Leadership

Dave is a specialist in Emergency and Crisis Management, Incident Command, Crisis Training, and Business Continuity Planning. Having served over 31 years in the UK Fire and Rescue Service, retiring as an Assistant Chief Fire Officer in October 2014, Dave has extensive skills, knowledge, and experience in many different roles as a professional fire practitioner, senior commander and search and recovery specialist.

During his career, Dave served in many different roles, including Operations, Emergency Response Support, Training, Community and Fire Safety and the Emergency Fire Control Room.

Dave served as a Senior and Principal Officer operating at Tactical (Silver) and Strategic (Gold) levels for over 10 years, in both day-to-day management of the Service as well as operationally at multiple types of emergency incidents. These roles included command of the Operational Response Function for the Service with responsibility for all the Emergency Fire Stations in the County and the Emergency Fire Control Call Handling Centre with over 500 operational personnel, equipment, and assets. In 2010 he was seconded to undertake a project to introduce Civil Resilience Planning and a Fire Special Operations Team into the Service, capable of operating alongside the Police and other first responders, following the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks.

Dave has deployed around the world to multiple mass fatality incidents, including air crashes, natural disasters, large building fires, and building collapses. Dave has led large teams as an Incident Director and Team Leader, managing search and recovery, logistics, family and government liaison, personal effects, and family assistance.

Dave is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and has attended the Warwickshire University Executive Leadership and Gold Commander Programme.

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