Advisory Board

The Drone World Expo (DWE) Advisory Board is comprised of recognized thought leaders in the UAS industry and key commercial market sectors.  Board members assist in the creation of Drone World Expo's conference and exhibition dedicated to supporting the rapidly evolving commercial drone marketplace. 

Advisory Board Chair

Gretchen West

Senior Advisor
Hogan Lovells; Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
Board Members

Gregory Agvent

Senior Director, News Operations

Mark L Bathrick

Director, Office of Aviation Services (OAS)
U.S. Department of the Interior

Robert Blair

Three Canyon Farms

Michael Chambliss

International Cinematographers Guild/IATSE Local 600

Brad Cheney

Vice President, Field Operations & Engineering
FOX Sports Media Group

Eric Cheng

Head of Immersive Media

John "JC" Coffey

Executive Director, Unmanned Systems
Cherokee Nation Technologies

Peter F Dumont

President & CEO
Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)

Chris Dunn

Ventura County Sheriff's Office

Lisa Ellman

Global UAS Practice Chair
Hogan Lovells; Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance

Jonathan Evans

Skyward, A Verizon Company

Biren Gandhi

Distinguished Strategist, Corporate Strategy Office

Douglas Johnson

Vice President of Technology Policy
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Lawrie Jordan

Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing

Jesse Kallman

Airbus Aerial

Iain Kerr

Ocean Alliance

Travis G Mason

VP of Public Policy and Government Affairs
Airbus A3

Matt Merrifield

Nature Conservancy of California

Anil Nanduri

Vice President, New Technology Group, GM, UAV Segment

John Palatiello

Executive Director
MAPPS, An Association of Photogrammetry, Mapping and Geospatial Firms

Matt Parker

Vice President
Precision Integrated Programs

Andrew Patton

Business Lead, Project Wing

John L Petersen

The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

Adi Singh

Principal Scientist
Ford Motor Company

Chidambaram Somu

Virtual Construction Manager
DPR Construction

Andrea Steffke

Remote Sensing Scientist
Chevron Energy Technology Company

Kathleen "Kat" Swain

Senior Director of UAS Programs
AOPA - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Hector Ubiñas

UAS Program Lead/Aviation Safety Advisor
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

David Wood

Aviation Instructor
San Jose State University

Eric Woodyard

Technology and Innovation Program Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)