VATUSA announces new Training Director

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VATUSA announces new Training Director
« on: September 19, 2016, 02:23:18 AM »
I'm very pleased to announce VATUSA's newest Training Director.  This man needs no introduction, really, as he has been a critical part in VATUSA's success for many years.  That said, please join me in welcoming Mark Hubbert as the newest Division Training Director, VATUSA3.  Mark has most recently served as the Western Regional Air Traffic Director for the last 3.5 years, and served as the Memphis ARTCC (ZME) Air Traffic Manager prior to that.  Mark shares the Division's vision to update and improve our training materials, increase training bandwidth, improve retention and spur growth.  I look forward to working with Mark in this new capacity, and ask every member in the Division to stand by ready to help Mark in his endeavors.  It will take many talented, capable volunteers to help us get our material updated and take care of the latest capability and technology in order to bring a revolutionary increase in training material effectiveness.

I'd like to again thank Ryan Geckler for serving as our Training Director, doing a fantastic job, and sticking with it longer than planned until we could bring Mark onboard in his new role.

Here's to looking forward to great things!
Don Desfosse
Vice President, Operations, VATSIM (VATGOV2)
Division Director Emeritus, VATUSA

Matt Bozwood-Davies

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Re: VATUSA announces new Training Director
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 03:00:01 AM »
You've done a fantastic job over the years Ryan, sad to see someone so talented step down! Hard shoes to fill! That being said, Congratulations Mark, keep the department shining!
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Re: VATUSA announces new Training Director
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 06:40:03 AM »
Congrats Mark and best of luck!
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 07:04:55 AM »
Ryan, thank you for your dedication and knowledge that you brought to the division, it will be missed.

Mark, what can I say? You have been an outstanding leader to the Western Region, and I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve in your new position.
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 07:14:01 AM »
Thank you for all you have done for all of us in the Division and our hobby Ryan. Congrats Mark!! Great selection, and I look forward to working with you in your new position!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2016, 07:32:23 AM »
Congrats, Mark! Looking forward to seeing what you will be able to contribute!
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2016, 07:33:47 AM »
Congratulations, Mark!
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2016, 08:25:39 AM »
A wonderful choice! Congrats Mark!
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2016, 09:23:35 AM »
Congratulations, Mark! - from all your friends at ZME.

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2016, 09:26:00 AM »
Congrats Mark!
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2016, 09:30:06 AM »
Ryan, we cannot thank you enough for all of your contributions to VATUSA. It's been great working with you and I hope to still see you on the scopes.

Mark, during the several times that I have worked with you, you have been extremely knowledgable and pleasure to talk with. Looking forward to whats to come from the VATUSA Training Department.

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Mark Hubbert

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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2016, 10:09:44 AM »
Gents,
I truly appreciate the Congratulations, the well wishes and kind words.  I am eager to get started and really looking forward to meeting the various staff members at each ARTCC.  I also want to thank Ryan Geckler for his dedication and efforts in making VATUSA training better.   I am confident that with your support, involvement and participation we can achieve some new goals and take our training to new levels.  I am hopeful to be present at the upcoming VATUSA Town Hall Meeting and hope to see many of you there.  Thank you again and looking forward to this new endeavor.


Thank you,
Mark Hubbert
Division Director VATUSA Retired

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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2016, 12:57:58 PM »
Congratulations, Mark. You have an exemplary level of dedication towards to overall success and progress of VATUSA. Best of luck in your new position!

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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2016, 03:18:35 PM »
Ryan, thanks for all your efforts and hard work over the years. It's no easy job to be sure, but you have went above and beyond  during your tenure. Enjoy the change of pace for a while!

Mark, congrats and welcome to your new role! I'm 100% confident that the Division continues to stay on the right track in the Training Dept. ZMA stands by and is ready to assist you in way that we can.
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2016, 05:27:51 PM »
Congratulations!
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