ST. LOUIS, MO, MAY 2, 2019 — INROADS, Inc., a national nonprofit, announced the appointment of Captain Karl Minter to INROADS National Board of Directors. Capt. Minter is a B-767 Captain for United Airlines and a retired Lt. Colonel with 26 years of service in the United States Air Force. This board appointment will allow INROADS to leverage Capt. Minter’s strategic leadership counsel to help develop and advance a new generation of young leaders.

“We are excited to bring Capt. Minter’s leadership to our National Board of Directors,” said Forest T. Harper, Jr., INROADS President and CEO. “His many years of leadership and his passion for our youth line up with our mission. His strategic prowess will certainly be a major factor in helping to build a diverse by design future workforce.”

For more than 40 years, INROADS has dedicated its services to developing and placing talented, underserved youth in various business and industry, and preparing them for corporate and community leadership. Capt. Minter said his overall goal for empowering youth supports the mission of INROADS. “This organization truly develops and transforms the lives of our youth, and has done so for many years. I am honored to be a part of this mission to continue to open doors for our diverse young people and give them incredible opportunities to succeed.”

As a transformative leader, Capt. Minter is directly responsible for the strategic development of critical partnerships between industry, educational institutions and the community to maximize the exposure of youth interested in aerospace. He also consults with industry and educators on Next Generation Technologies, training, mentoring and human capital development.

Originally from St. Albans Queens, NY, he has been involved in aviation for the last 41 years with more than 20,000 hours of flying experience. He has worked for Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Stratford, CT, as a Flight Test Engineer prior to becoming a pilot in the United States Air Force. He is a Combat Decorated Command Pilot and has flown missions to Grenada, Panama, Desert-Shield and Desert-Storm, while providing safe and efficient worldwide transport to the Department of Defense, White House Staff and national leaders. He also holds numerous medals, citations and certificates from his military service career. In addition, Capt. Minter is an Aviation Subject Matter Expert (SME) with Aircraft Accident Investigation credentials working with ALPA Intl. Safety as Chairman OPSEC Working Group.

Other civic duties that Capt. Minter performs include Chairman of the Board of Advisors (BOA) and Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP). He is an Engaged Leader, and a Member of the Board of Trustees, Tuskegee University, and he is also a Board Member for the Friends of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (FTANHS).

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle University, and an MBA (Honors Graduate) from Regis University. Capt. Minter currently lives in Virginia and is married with three adult children.

Capt. Minter will serve on the INROADS National Board of Directors for a three-year term. He will work with other members of the board to help advance the organization’s mission to support and develop talented youth across the nation for corporate and community leadership.

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Founded in 1970, INROADS develops and places talented underserved youth in business and industry, preparing them for corporate and community leadership that affects community renewal and social change and elevates economic status and quality of life. INROADS has placed students in over 135,000 paid internships throughout its history, and graduated over 28,000 alumni into full-time professional and leadership positions with over 1,000 corporate partners. Currently, INROADS serves nearly 1,300 interns and 200 corporate clients. Learn more at and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn: @INROADSInc.