Director, Executive Committee
Air Force Brigadier General (ret.) John Michel is a member of the Board of Directors of Skyworks Aeronautics Corp. In addition to being a widely-recognized expert in culture, strategy, and organizational change, he’s a proven leader who has successfully led several multi-billion-dollar transformation efforts. John is a successful transformational leader serving at the C-Suite level for years, most recently as chief innovation & strategy officer and president of international operations for MV Transportation, America’s largest privately-held transportation company.
Additionally, he completed a 26-year career in the United States Air Force, where in his final assignment, he led NATO’s unprecedented 14-nation effort in Afghanistan to build the $6.7 billion Afghan Air Force culminating in his team being awarded the 2014 Department of Defense’s highest award for innovative nation-building efforts. John received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Southwest Texas State University, a Master’s of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Master’s of Military Operation Art from Air University.
He also earned a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University and served as a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government.