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Ed Soliday's Biography

Office: State House (IN) - District 4, Republican Assistant Majority Floor Leader

Contact Information

200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2786

Post Office Box 1427
Valparaiso, IN 46384

Full Name:

Edmond 'Ed' L. Soliday

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Mary; 2 Children: Jason, Lindsay

Birth Date:

04/03/1945

Birth Place:

Valparaiso, IN

Home City:

Valparaiso, IN

Religion:

Protestant

Attended, Indiana University Bloomington

Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Indiana State House of Representatives, 2015-present

Representative, Indiana State House of Representatives, District 4, 2006-present

Candidate, Indiana State House of Representatives, District 4, 2018

Assistant Majority Whip, Indiana State House of Representatives, 2012-2015

Chair, Finance and Operations Committee, Trinity International University, present

Member, Aviation Safety Program Executive Panel, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Member, Decadal Survey of National Aeronautics and Space Administration Research, National Academy of Sciences

Member, Gore Commission's Aviation Security Baseline Working Group

Member, National Aeronautics and Space Aadministration Aviation Safety Program Executive Panel

Former Member, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Former Chair, Roads and Transportation Committee, Indiana State House of Representatives

Former Member, Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee, Indiana State House of Representatives

Former Member, Utilities and Energy Committee, Indiana State House of Representatives

Member, Valparaiso Board of Parks and Recreation

Member, Valparaiso Planning Commission

Former Member, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee, Indiana State House of Representatives

Vice President of Saftey, Quality Assurance and Security, United Airlines, present

Former Aviation Consultant, Boeing Company

Former Aviation Consultant, Condon & Forsyth, Limited Liability Partnership

Former Aviation Consultant, Greenbriar Equity Limmited Liability Partnership

Former Aviation Consultant, Quirk & Bachelor, Limited Liability Partnerhsip

Former Aviation Consultant, Rand Corporation

Former Aviation Consultant, Skadden & Arp

Former Senior Staff Executive, United Airlines

Former Flight Manager, United Airlines

Former Flight Engineer, United Airlines

Former Human Factors Instructor, United Airlines

Former Maintenance Officer, United States Army

Former Combat Pilot, United States Army

Former Test Pilot, United States Army

Adjunct Professor of Avation Saftey and Security, George Washington University, 1999-2007

Vice President, United Airlines, 1991-2001

Director, United Airlines, 1991-1995

President and Chief Executive Officer, Kid's Alive International, 1981-1991

Manager, United Airlines, 1988-1991

Pilot, United Airlines, 1966-1988

CW2, United States Army, 1968-1970

Board Member, Flight Safety Foundation, 1997-present

Member, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, National Academies of Sciences, present

Chair, Emmanuel Hospital Association Board, present

Board Member, Trinity International University, present

Former Board Member, Adler Planetarium

Former Chair, Air Transport Association Environmental Committee

Former Chair, Air Transport Association Environment Executive Sub-Committee

Chair, Air Transport Association Safety Committee

Former Chair, Air Transport Association Safety Council

Former Chairman, Aviation Rulemaking Committee, Flight Operations Quality Assurance

Member, Calvary Church

Former Reasearch-Chairman, Complex Integrated Systems Panel

Former Member, Executive Board, Flight Safety Foundation

Former Chair, Flight Operations Quality Assurance Advisory Rulemaking Committee

Former Chair, Flight Safety Committee, International Air Transport Association

Former Member, Global Airline Industry Program Advisory Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Former Chief Operating Officer, Kids Alive International

Former President, Kids Alive International

Member, Northwest Indiana Challenger Learning Center Board

Former Member, Rotary Club

Former Chair, Star Alliance Safety Committee

Former Member, Sub-Committee on Transportation Security Technology, National Academy of Sciences

Former Member, Valparaiso Lions Club

Member, Airline Pilot's Association, 1967-2004

Chair, Commercial Aviation Safety Team, 1997-2002

Awards:

Bendix Trophy for Aviation Safety
Vanguard Trophy
Laura Tabor Barbour International Air Safety Award
Federal Bureau of Investigation and Federal Aviation Administration Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star (2)
Purple Heart

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