Karan Hofmann has been a Program Director at RTCA since November 2014. She guides RTCA Special Committee and Working Group Members through consensus-driven process to develop minimum performance requirements, affecting aviation community concepts, requirements, standards and guidance materials. Karan is a retired U.S. Air Force Weather officer. She helped design and integrate multimillion dollar weather systems for both military and civil used by USAF, Navy, NWS, and the FAA. In the private sector, Karan has led R&D and transition of transportation, meteorology and logistics modeling & visualization capabilities. She is an instrument certified single engine private pilot with over 1,500 hours. She has an MS in Aviation Management (Embry Riddle University), BS in Meteorology (Pennsylvania State University), and BS in Geology (University of Maryland).