Aviation Safety Division Manager, Senior Air Safety Investigator, United States Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Institute

Mr. D Smith has over 36 years of experience in the field of aviation safety. He has assisted over 850 organizations implement safety and human factor programs, including: US and international regulators and private industry. He is considered a leading expert and forward thinker in the field of Aviation Safety and related topics. He served 29 years as a helicopter pilot in the US Army earning the designation of Master Army Aviator. He is the President of the International Society of Safety Professional (ISSP), a Certified International Safety Manager (CISM), Certified Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) Professional, Author of “Quantum Safety Metrics” a methodology used by over 650 organizations to quantify their safety status, and contributing author to the book “Implementing Safety Management Systems in Aviation”, Ashgate Publishing. He holds an MBA with emphasis on Occupational Safety and Health.