Management, Safety, Performance and Reliability Consulting

Sully Sullenberger is the founder and chief executive officer of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc. (SRM), a company dedicated to management, safety, performance, and reliability consulting. SRM’s expert analysis will identify ways to greatly improve safety, performance and reliability and will strengthen your bottom line. SRM’s approach can be applied to business, government, aviation, health care and other fields. SRM has the expertise and experience to improve your operations and enhance your opportunities for success.

Making the Best Better

Safety Reliability Methods, Inc. provides a wide variety of management and technical consulting services to private sector and public sector clients. These services range from analyses and assessments to comprehensive programs addressing critical needs at many levels. Our services include:

  • Analysis/Assessment
  • Risk Evaluation
  • Strategic Vision/Mission
  • Executive/Leadership Enhancement
  • Targeted Training Development and Implementation
  • Team Coaching
  • Transition to High Reliability Organization
  • Crisis Management

Award Winning Videos


Analyzing Needs, Providing Solutions

Widely recognized as a safety advocate and champion of high professional standards through leadership-by-example, Sullenberger’s approach produces enhanced overall corporate improvement. He possesses a deep understanding of business and operational drivers with respect to safety issues, encouraging commitment to safety and transforming organizational culture. Sullenberger is an influential communicator and skillful presenter with more than 200 keynote addresses on topics including aviation and patient safety, crisis management, leadership, and a proven history of technical and academic contributions in those fields.


  • Work done with ALPA led to the development of a Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular. Worked with National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists to coauthor a paper on error-inducing contexts in aviation.
  • Helped develop and implement the Crew Resource Management (CRM) course used at US Airways, and taught the course to hundreds of airline colleagues, creating an effective safety culture.
  • Former member of Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) – served as ALPA Local Air Safety Chairman, member of ALPA Noise Abatement Committee and as an ALPA representative, contributed to industry-wide adoption of Aircraft Noise Abatement Departure Procedures as well as improved safety and standardization
  • Former Co-Chairman of EAA Young Eagles, an international program that inspires and educates youth about aviation
  • Presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 2011 and at the Swiss Economic Forum, 2011
  • Featured speaker for two panels – one on aviation and one covering patient safety in medicine at the High Reliability Organizations (HRO) 2007 International Conference in Deauville, France, 2007
  • Leadership consultant and featured speaker for DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) at the Fatality Prevention Forum 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Featured speaker at the GLOBE 2012 Conference on Business and the Environment in Vancouver, Canada
  • Cushing Orator, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2013


  • M.A., Public Administration – University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 1979
  • M.S., Industrial Psychology – Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1973
  • B.S., Psychology – United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, 1973


  • French Legion of Honor, 2009
  • Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Purdue University, 2011
  • Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award, Harvard Foundation, 2009
  • Lloyd’s Gold Medal for Saving Life, Lloyd’s of London, 2009
  • Medal of Valor, Simon Wiesenthal Center, 2009
  • Founders’ Medal, Air League, 2009
  • Master’s Medal, Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, 2009

Watch: Meeting the Challenge

A 40-year accomplished pilot, instructor and aviation safety expert with over 20,000 flight hours, he discusses with audiences how education, teamwork, preparation and creating a culture of safety can improve any organization.