Who We Are
Ramone Crowe and Associates Consulting (RCA) is a diversity and inclusion firm specializing in developing and executing strategies to recruit and retain under-served and under-represented groups for careers in aerospace (African American, Latino/Hispanic American, Asian/Pacific American, and American Indian, women and people with disabilities).
Our firm’s strategy is to work with all levels of industry to address the shortage in the field of aerospace by targeting under-represented and under-served populations throughout the United States and globally. We will leverage our networks within the industry and community with the focus on creating a more innovative pipeline to meet industry’s demand.
We have over 75 years of experience in successfully developing and executing diversity and inclusion initiatives, with approximately 50 years specifically in aerospace. Our management team’s experience consists of, but not limited to the following:
- Retired Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights
- Former Director, Urban Development State of Michigan
- Director, Supply Chain Management Firm
- FAA Technical Operations System Support Center Manager
- FAA National Policy Program Manager
- Experience in recruitment, hiring, training and mentoring workforces
- Program Director for aviation outreach initiatives
- FAA Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor
- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Certified mediator
- Subject Matter Expert (SME) Supply Chain Management
- SME in urban economic development initiatives
- SME in workforce development initiatives
- SME in Career Technical Education (CTE)
- SME in outreach and recruitment initiatives
- SME in equal employment opportunity (EEO)
- SME in public policy
- SME in crisis management
Ramone Crowe, Jr. has been involved in the aerospace career field for over 25 years. During this time, Ramone Crowe has enjoyed working on various National Airspace (NAS) Systems and being part of a team of dedicated Airway Transportation System Specialists (ATSS) who maintain the largest, safest and most complex air traffic control system in the world. Ramone Crowe, Jr. had the opportunity to provide management oversight of the technical operations of several Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and personnel. This led to a FAA Headquarters position in Washington, D.C., providing oversight on national policies for NAS systems.
During his tenure with the FAA, he was exposed to one of their affinity groups, The National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE), their mission was to advocate on behalf African Americans and other under-represented groups within the FAA for equity and fairness within the workplace. The NBCFAE’s mission and outreach efforts inspired me to join. Ramone Crowe, Jr. later rose to the position of National Vice President of this organization, which provided the opportunity to work under the National President, a mentor and current business associate Ms. Mamie Mallory. They formed a close bond over the years through our shared passion to address the under-representation of minority groups within the field of aerospace. Ramone Crowe, Jr. approached her with the idea of launching an aerospace consulting firm focused on this issue. After a few conversations she agreed to join the firm to leverage her expertise in addressing this problem. Ramone Crowe, Jr. also pitched the idea to two other friends and business associates Mr. Charles Motley, Jr. and Mr. Harvey Hollins III, they agreed to come onboard.
There is a crisis facing the aviation industry with the shortage of aviation professionals. Studies has shown that major segments of our population have been overlook for decades and it has created a greater void in our industry talent pipeline. As an industry, we need to build, maintain and connect a pipeline to under-served communities to fuel the growth and need of the aviation industry.
Over his 31 years of public services Ramone Crowe, Jr. realized he had a gift for problem solving, collaborating and a passion for helping those in need. Ramone Crowe Jr. loves people and he wants to see everyone live their best life. This is the driving force behind launching RCA. Our goal is to solve problems through collaborative partnerships to help communities and assist with the continued growth of the aerospace industry.
Meet Our Team
Our staff are affiliated through various organizations such as: Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA); Black United Fund of Michigan (BUF); Institute for Supply Management, 100 Black Men; National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Administration (NBCFAE); Mamie W. Mallory Foundation; Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP); National Coalition for Federal Employees with Disabilities (NCFAED); Tuskegee Airmen National Museum, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Leadership Greater Washington DC, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ( NAACP); International Black Aerospace Council (IBAC); Professional Women Controllers (PWC); Technical Women’s Organization (TWO); National Asian Pacific American Association (NAPA) ;National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NHCFAE); Native American Alaska Native (NAAN); Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.