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Sean Frisbee

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Sean is a retired United States Air Force officer, entrepreneur, defense industry expert, and oil industry executive. He is the founder or co-founder of two Defense companies and currently serves as the President & CEO of the West Virginia University Alumni Association, Inc. and as the University’s Vice President of Alumni Relations.

Prior to this, Sean was the President of IES Global, Inc. During his 22-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Sean served in a variety of joint, operational, acquisition and staff positions. He led propulsion programs, foreign threat analysis, aircraft maintenance organizations, and numerous aircraft, missile and bomb acquisition programs. He served in Operations DELIBERATE GUARD, DECISIVE EDGE, NORTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI FREEDOM, including a one-year tour in Baghdad, Iraq where he was responsible for developing and executing the strategy for rebuilding the Iraqi Air Force. He concluded his Air Force career as the F-22 Program Director, responsible for all aspects of the design, production, deployment, modernization, and  sustainment of the $66B F-22 stealth fighter weapon system. Sean holds a bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University and master degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Air University. He is a graduate of the Air Force's prestigious School of Advanced Air and Space Studies and former National Defense Fellow. He is an elected member of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at West Virginia University.