Board of Governors
Tim Barber — Calls and conducts all Board of Governors meetings and directs the Board and its Members in the performance of their duties.
Vice President, Operations VATGOV2
Don Desfosse — Reviews, monitors, develops and implements changes to the overall VATSIM system to achieve optimum efficiency and interest.
Vice President, Americas Region VATGOV3
Manuel Manigault — Acts as the Board of Governors' representative to Divisional Directors in the various Divisions comprising the Americas Region, and oversees the day to day administration of the Region.
Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region VATGOV4
Simon Irvine — Acts as the Board of Governors' representative to Divisional Directors in the various Divisions comprising Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region, and oversees the day to day administration of the Region.
Vice President, Asia Pacific Region VATGOV5
Anastasios Stefopoulos — Acts as the Board of Governors' representative to Divisional Directors in the various Divisions comprising the Asia Pacific Region, and oversees the day to day administration of the Region.
Vice President, Technology VATGOV6
Matthew Cianfarani — Oversees all network operations and acts as liaison with server owners and operators. In addition, this Governor evaluates new requests for procurement and/or donation of server space and submits recommendations to the Board of Governors for approval or disapproval.
Vice President, Supervisors VATGOV9
Nick Cavacini — Accepts, reviews and processes applications and requests of Members to Supervisor status. Submits requests to the Board of Governors for approval or disapproval and notifies individuals and Regional Directors of the Board's decision regarding all such applications. This Governor is also responsible for maintenance of VATSIM database records regarding Supervisor ratings status and monitors the performance of and conducts investigations into complaints involving Supervisory personnel. Takes action as appropriate and in accordance with any rules and bylaws to suspend and/or downgrade individuals from Supervisor status when warranted. Provides assistance as needed for training or resolution of Supervisory issues.
Vice President, Conflict Resolution VATGOV10
Nicola Felini — Coordinates the activities of various Regional and Divisional Conflict Resolution Panels. Receives complaints and assigns those complaints to the appropriate area for investigation and resolution. Receives, reviews and acts upon appeals as outlined in the Code of Regulations.
Vice President, Membership VATGOV11
Alan Cooke — Accepts and processes individual requests for Membership to VATSIM.net through the use of manual and/or automated systems of records. Accepts and processes changes to membership status. Maintains the VATSIM.net membership database to ensure the validity of all accounts. Responds to inquiries on membership status. Conducts analysis of membership as directed/warranted and reports to the Board of Governors any results.
Vice President, Virtual Airlines and Special Operations VATGOV12
Roger Curtiss — Responsible for building and maintaining VATSIM.net's partnerships with virtual airlines and with special operations (defined as military, paramilitary and civilian government flight organizations). Uses analysis and feedback to identify and implement new services for both virtual airlines and special operations. This Governor is also responsible for monitoring web sites and web links to ensure compliance with VATSIM.net affiliation rules and guidelines. Serves as the liaison between the Board of Governors and virtual airlines/special operations flight organizations for operations conducted on VATSIM. Establishes guidelines, provides timely review of applications and monitors for adherence to VATSIM rules and regulations.
Vice President, Pilot Training VATGOV13
Simon Kelsey — Develops, monitors, implements and maintains focus on pilot training programs within the VATSIM.net network. Assists Regions and/or Divisions and their training directors as appropriate and/or required.
Vice President, Marketing and Communications VATGOV14
Jannes van Gestel — Responsible for identification, research and execution of marketing strategies, including advertising promotions, along with development of global contacts for the benefit of VATSIM members. Undertakes public relations duties on behalf of VATSIM by providing communications and news releases to media and various flight simulation related entities. Promoting VATSIM and informing members of various VATSIM activities through the VATSIM.net website, VATSIM.net official forums and official VATSIM Social Media accounts. Develops, directs and uses a communications and social media strategy to channel information to members and the flight simulation community. Develop and make available VATSIM branded and approved materials and procedures for VATSIM members attending and setting up booths at public facing events such as aviation themed conventions and air shows.
Director at Large VATGOV15
Gunnar Lindahl — Outgoing president of the VATSIM Board of Governors, responsible for advice to the current board.