Tim Riley, CEP, CSP, PM

Timothy began his professional journey enlisting in the U.S. Air Force as a helicopter crew chief. During the period following the Space Shuttle Challenger accident, Tim joined the Space Shuttle Launch & Landing Team at the Kennedy Space Center as a Space Shuttle orbiter technician. Tim concluded his 23 years with the Shuttle Program as Operations Chief for Space Shuttle integration, leading Shuttle assembly and landing convoy teams, as well as conducting investigations of ground operations mishaps. Following wheel stop on the last Space Shuttle mission STS-135, Tim joined Siemens Wind Energy as an EHS Manager in new wind projects throughout north and south America, and then moved on to Sandia National Labs as the ES&H/Security & Safeguards lead for internal audit. Tim is now the Program Lead for Sandia’s Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) Facility. Tim earned his BS and MS degrees in environmental management from Rollins College and Webster University, respectively, and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. Tim is currently a PhD candidate at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with research focusing on commercial space flight mission assurance, and is a member of the AIAA ISO TC20/SC14 U.S. TAG and S-102 MAWG national standards development teams. Tim holds the CEP, CSP, and PMP certifications.