Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

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Chairman DeBellevue spent 30 years on active duty in the Air Force, retiring as a colonel. He commanded both the 432nd Combat Support Group at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan and the 95th Air Base Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

During the war in Southeast Asia, while flying with the 555th Tactical Fighter, he shot down 6 North Vietnamese jet fighters in aerial combat and is the leading ‘ACE” from that war. Since retiring from the Air Force he has worked at Frontier Electronic Systems in Stillwater and the Director of Business Development for Del-Jen in California.

Chuck has been an active Magic member from the first day.  He has been generous with his time and energy and is a frequent speaker at national military events.  When not on travel he also has his own business Eagle Support Services.  Chuck has been a mentor to a number of small aerospace companies and has provided them entry into the aerospace work at Tinker.

Chuck lives with his wife, Sally in Edmond, Oklahoma.


Vice-Chairman of the Board



Janice Dearman is the Senior director of the Diversify Business Programs of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She provides leadership to Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB )  entities in various Federal and commercial Diversity Programs. Janice has  management oversight to the development and implementation of a centralized annual reporting program for all small business and diversity regulations such as SBA 8(a), HubZone, SDB, TERO, CCR, ORCA and others as necessary.

She serves as a leader and principal liaison to various diversity and small business governing bodies and/or regulators and stay abreast of changes as related to the marketing strategies for business units. She coordinates the creation and development of business proposals for business units when requested.

In addition to Magic, she also serves on the national board of the Native American Contractors Association in Washington, DC. Janice is also a Cherokee weaver.




James Ray is the Program Coordinator for the Us Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency ( MBDA)  Native American & Alaska Native Business Center. James is responsible for coordinating training workshops, seminars, client assessments, business consulting services and other technical assistance services for minority entrepreneurs. He is also charged with utilizing REI’s statewide network of partnerships to help deliver services of MBDA statewide.

Ray is also a Certified Business Retention & Expansion Consultant and a graduate of the Oklahoma Community Institute, Citizens Academy. His work experience includes various service manager positions and he also has experience as a small business owner which will lend itself well to his position as coordinator of MBDA.

James Ray has been an excellent supporter of Magic from the  conception until today.  He lives in Skiatook, Oklahoma with his wife Christy and son Hunter.



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Diane Powers will represent Red Plains Surveying and serves a the Secretary for all of Magic’s meetings.  Her background is in the area of IDIQ Contracting, as well as Federal, State, Tribal, and Private Sector Surveys. She provides assistance to the Corporate and National needs of the firm with her extensive knowledge and experience in the industry.

Ms. Powers oversees all Business Development and Marketing on the National and Federal Level for Rd Plains Surveying. With her leadership in these matters Red Plains has grown; by capturing large private sector contracts in construction, federal contracts involving national parks, the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Agriculture & forestry, including work on military base energy projects.

Diane brings structure to Magic with her ability to handle the most mundane tasks related to the corporate business of Magic.

Diane lives in Shawnee, Oklahoma where she serves as an advocate for the local animal shelters.  She serves on several other boards as well as Magic.





Marcus Hendricks is Vice President, Aerospace and Defense Sales, for Cherokee Nation Industries(CNI). Marcus has over 35 years of experience working with the government and private industry. Marcus holds a BS degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He lives in the current homeland of the Cherokee Nation, also in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He is part of the Cherokee Nation Industries and the primary contact for CND,LLC.
CNI provides low cost, high quality contract manufacturing, electromechanical assembly and component integration to the commercial aerospace marketplace and the Department of Defense. CNI is ISO 9000 and AS9100 certified and has served as the prime contractor for main DOD contracts. CND,LLC is a contract manufacturer and integrator of electro-mechanical assemblies and has a rich history of supplying quality products to the commercial and defense aerospace industries.
Marcus is an excellent addition to the MAGIC board of directors. His leadership in areas of contract administration and management is broadened by the long term vision he possesses.  Marcus was there in the early days and has  seen his unit prosper.  We welcome him to MAGIC.

Marcus will be retiring form CNI and will server as our member Ambassador to other members.




Ken Novotny is the President/CEO at CSI. CSI, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, CSI is an 8(a) certified, American Indian owned, HUBZone certified, Small Disadvantaged Business. CSI   is  ISO compliant and operates in a cleared facility. CSI’s rapid growth is attributed to offering competitve rates and strong financial structure, significant past performance, 98%+ personnel retention rate with seamless personnel transitions, and a total management commitment to exceeding customer expectations.

Ken brings his leadership to MAGIC in a rapidly growing marketplace.  He is mentoring companies and has a number of awards and was named in the Top 50 8(a) companies by the SBA rankings in 2011.

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Bob Bondaruk is the Chief Sustainment Officer for UES, Inc. an innovative science and technology company that provides its government and industry customers with superior research and development expertise, world class technical support, and value-added management services. UES employees include prominent scientists and engineers with over 30% of our professionals holding Ph.Ds. In addition to materials science, metallurgy, ceramics, processing science, and aerospace power and propulsion technologies, UES provides expertise in modeling and simulation, surface engineering, materials characterization, biotechnology, sensor development and nanomaterials.

In addition to his outreach to this market place Bob is active in the discussions of STEM education.  He brings a special viewpoint to the Magic board with his background.

















John Avolio Chairman

First Past Chairman John Avolio has 27 years of experience in Construction Project Management. He has over 20 years of U.S. Air Force (USAF) Civil engineering experience and was responsible for developing and managing facility and environmental programs for the USAF, both at the Base level and Command levels. His last 10 years have been devoted to environmental law; developing environmental program budgets for installation, restoration, environmental compliance, pollution prevention, and GIS.
He developed and managed one of the largest civil engineering and environmental restoration programs in the Air Force at the second largest base in the U.S. He is the owner of Delta-AEC, LLC which is a service disabled veteran. He lives in San Antonio, TX.