AUVSI Executive Committee

Chairman of the Board:   Dallas Brooks, Raspet Flight Research Laboratory at Mississippi State University
Executive Vice Chairman:  Mark Gordon, Stratom, Inc.
First Vice Chairman:  Virginia Young, University of Alabama Huntsville
Treasurer:   William Irby, Textron Systems
Immediate Past Chairman:  John Burke, Airbus Helicopters, Inc.


AUVSI Board of Directors

2015 – 2018 Directors
Peter Bale Sentinel Robotic Solutions
Mark Blanks Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership
Thomas Dingus Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Ben Gielow Amazon
Brent Klavon Aviation Systems Engineering Company, Inc.
Dave Vos Tebogo LLC
2016 – 2019 Directors
Peter Cleveland Intel Corporation
Jonathan Downey Airware
Jeff Lovin Woolpert, Inc.
Lauren McCollum Emerald Collaborative Partner, LLC
John Coffey Cherokee Nation Technologies
Jim Thomsen Seaborne Defense
2017– 2020 Directors
David Agnew Mobis Technical Center of North America
Nevin Carr Leidos
Brian Chappel Northrop Grumman Corporation
Paul McDuffee  Insitu 
Brendan Schulman DJI
Robert Sturgell Rockwell Collins



Executive Team

Brian Wynne, President & CEO
Chris Puig, Special Assistant to the President and CEO | Board Liaison

Heather Lee, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Tracy Lamb, VP of Regulatory and Safety Affairs & Chief Pilot
Emily Smialek, Administrative Assistant

Member Services and Chapters

Advocacy and Public Affairs

Publications and Content

Meetings and Conventions


Business Development

Marketing & Partnerships


AUVSI Foundation Staff


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