D. Andrew Ferguson
Chief Executive Officer
D. Andrew Ferguson and partner Douglas McConnell founded Argonaut (formerly known as PHASTAR) in the Fall of 2010. In 2011 he was appointed as the organization’s first President and CEO. In this role, he has been responsible for the overall direction and operations of the organization. His vision and direction lead to the opening of the Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School in 2017.
Argonaut, a non-profit 501c3 organization, seeks to break the cycle of poverty and increase equity in the workforce by providing hands-on experiential learning opportunities and work experience for youth interested in exploring aerospace and maritime.
Ferguson grew up in Northeast Ohio, has served as a firefighter for more than twenty-five years, is a certified firefighter/EMT and Rescue Technician. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle, a Master of Public Health degree with a graduate certificate in emergency & disaster management. Ferguson is an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) in helicopters and holds a USCG Captain of 100 tons license. He spends his free time outdoors with his wife and two sons, camping, sailing, fishing and biking.