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 Drone World Expo's conference and exhibition dedicated to supporting the rapidly evolving commercial drone marketplace. 

Advisory Board Chair

Gretchen West

Senior Advisor of Innovation and Technology
Hogan Lovells; Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
Board Members

Gregory Agvent

Senior Director, News Operations
CNN

Mark L Bathrick

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

Robert Blair

Farmer/Vice President of Agriculture
Measure

Michael Chambliss

Technologist
International Cinematographers Guild/IATSE Local 600

Brad Cheney

Vice President, Field Operations & Engineering
FOX Sports Media Group

Eric Cheng

Photographer
Eric Cheng Photography

John "JC" Coffey

Executive Director, Unmanned Systems
Cherokee Nation Technologies

Peter F Dumont

President & CEO
Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)

Chris Dunn

Commander
Ventura County Sheriff's Office

Lisa Ellman

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

Jonathan Evans

Co-President
Skyward, A Verizon Company

Biren Gandhi

Distinguished Strategist, Corporate Strategy Office
Cisco

Douglas Johnson

Vice President of Technology Policy
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Lawrie Jordan

Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing
Esri

Jesse Kallman

Iain Kerr

CEO
Ocean Alliance

Travis G Mason

Vice President of Public Policy
Airbus A3

Matt Merrifield

CTO
Nature Conservancy of California

Anil Nanduri

Vice President, New Technology Group, GM, UAV Segment
Intel

John Palatiello

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

Matt Parker

Vice President
Precision Integrated Programs

John L Petersen

Chairman
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

Ingo Piroth

North America GTM Lead Partner, IBM Innovation & Emerging Tech
IBM Global Business Services

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 Ubiņas

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)