Weh established CSI in 1979 and is responsible for the company’s growth and diversified aviation services. He also served as a career Marine Corps Reserve Officer, retiring a Colonel. His active service includes three wars, Vietnam to Iraq, and the U.S. expedition into Somalia. He has served on numerous boards and civic organizations and was appointed by the Secretary of Defense as Chairman of the Defense Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, 2002-2003. Weh was named one of New Mexico’s Business Weekly’s “Top CEO’s” in New Mexico in 2012. Weh was also the Republican U.S. Senate nominee for New Mexico in 2014. He holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from The University of New Mexico and completed executive programs at The U.S. Foreign Service Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Collins joined CSI in 2013 and is responsible for the oversight of the daily operations of the company. Prior to joining CSI, Collins worked for United Airlines where he was a senior Captain qualified in four different aircraft. He is also a Major General in the Marine Corps Reserve, and an F/A-18 Hornet pilot. In the latter capacity, he currently serves as the Assistant to the Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in Colorado Springs. In the event of an attack on North America, he would advise the Commander or Secretary of Defense or even the President. Collins is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, and campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a B.A. degree from St. Olaf College, and completed the Aviation Safety Senior Officer Course at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA, among numerous other PME courses.
Dunn is responsible for CSI’s Business Development and Service functions, including management of the external resources CSI employs to support its business development activities. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army National Guard and a Senior Aviator flying the UH-60 Blackhawk. He has served yearlong deployments in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq and served along the Mexican border as part of Operation JUMPSTART. He has been with CSI since 2001 and holds a B.B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Orehek is responsible for CSI’s administration department. His responsibilities include facilities and office management, human resources, company policies and procedures, communications and sourcing and contracting a broad variety of products and services for CSI and its affiliates. Orehek also manages the CSI compliance system, enabling CSI to perform to a high standard in the heavily regulated aviation and healthcare industries. Prior to joining CSI, he worked for Los Alamos National Security as the Procurement Operations Manager. He served in the U.S. Army, including service in Iraq as a Civil Military Operations Planner. He holds a B.A. from Arizona State University and an M.S. from Troy State University.
Azua is responsible for the oversight of CSI’s medical flight department, integral to the company’s Part 135 flight operations. Her duties include compliance, quality assurance, staffing and training. She has over 20 years of experience in emergency and critical care flight medicine. Prior to joining CSI, she was the Regional Director for an air medical transportation company. She holds a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and an A.A. Degree in Nursing from the University of New Mexico. Current certifications include, CEN, BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP.
Curt is responsible for the management of the company’s FAA Part 135 Flight Operations department, and is the FAA designated Director of Operations for CSI. His responsibilities include the supervision of all organic flight operations personnel, managing the company’s FAA approved Air Carrier General Operations Program, ensuring the operational integrity and regulatory compliance of all DOD (CARB) contracted operations and CSI’s air ambulance and commercial flight operations. Carlson previously served as CSI’s Chief Pilot. He is a seasoned Airline Transport Pilot with over 24,000 hours in a variety of aircraft in both turboprops and jets. He is a retired Delta Air Lines captain where he last flew the A330. He served as a U.S. Air Force Officer and pilot and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from California State University at Long Beach.
Van Ness is responsible for CSI’s corporate Business Development and government contract initiatives. Before Joining CSI, he held several key positions at L3 Technologies, Inc. involving management of major DOD contracts. He is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander, and Naval Aviator, and also served in the U.S. Army as an Instructor Pilot, Flight Examiner, and staff officer.