Drone Industry Advisory Council

Who We Are

The CompTIA Drone Advisory Council works to increase awareness and adoption of business opportunities in the unmanned aerial systems ecosystem. Our members include industry leaders from hardware manufacturers, video and component manufacturers, mapping software developers, platform providers, insurance companies, experts in FAA regulations and policies, drone pilots and instructors, lawyers and flight service providers.

drone advisory councilWhat We Stand For

The Drone Advisory Council explores new routes to market for this fast-growing industry and acts as a think tank of subject matter experts. The group provides invaluable insight in the development of educational materials, research, tools, certifications and other business-enablement resources. The council collaborates with CompTIA’s other industry advisory councils around business applications, internet of things, blockchain and the IT channel. By working together, we are able to:

  • Identify and document industry best practice standards.
  • Showcase the application of emerging aerial technologies in business.
  • Refine and enhance industry requirements.
  • Foster greater adoption and expansion of drone technologies.

How We’re Making an Impact

We address relevant industry trends and issues affecting the drone market and its rapidly evolving platforms and methodologies by:

  • Analyzing best practices.
  • Helping the industry improve its operations and processes to accelerate success.
  • Demonstrating value for businesses to profit from market expansion and innovation.

Leadership

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Enrico Schaefer

Chair

UAV & IP Attorney,
TRAVERSE LEGAL, PLC

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Adam Gittins

Chair

General Manager,
HTS Ag

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Douglas Spotted Eagle

Vice Chair

Instructor/Examiner UAV,
Sundance Media Group, Inc.

Michael Frechette

Michael Frechette

Co-Founder,
AviSight Incorporated

Sharon Rossmark - DRAC

Sharon Rossmark

Chief Executive Officer,
Women And Drones LLC

Jon Tull - DRAC

Jon Tull

CEO,
Dronifi

Mario Rebello - DRAC

Mario Rebello

Country Manager and Vice President North America: Sales, Marketing & Government Relations,
DJI

Richard Lopez - DRAC

Richard Lopez

VDC Manager,
Hensel Phelps

Joanne Leming - DRAC

Joanne Leming

Director of UAS Operations,
Base 11

Grant Goldsmith - DRAC

Grant Goldsmith

Vice President of Business Development,
Roanoke Insurance Group

Eric Jameson - DRAC

Eric Jameson

Product Manager,
Stampede

John Vernon

John Vernon

CTO,
DroneUp