Two new board members appointed to US Commercial Drone Alliance industry association

Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA), the US association that aims to solve drone industry challenges, has announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Jon Hegranes, Founder and CEO of Aloft (formerly Kittyhawk); and Ken Stewart, President and CEO of NUAIR (Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance Inc.). Ken Stewart will serve as CDA’s President and Jon Hegranes will serve as CDA’s Vice President. These leaders bring to CDA experiences and expertise to help advocate for policies that spur innovation and growth for the commercial unmanned aircraft systems and advanced air mobility (AAM) industries.

Jon Hegranes and Ken Stewart join existing board members to lead the CDA:

  • Board Co-Chair Margaret Nagle, Head of Policy and Government Affairs of Wing;
  • Board Co-Chair Brendan Groves, Head of Regulatory and Policy Affairs of Skydio, Inc.;
  • Board Vice Chair Benjamin Schwartz, Head of Global Central Government Affairs of Zipline; and
  •  Board Treasurer James Grimsley, Executive Director for Advanced Technology Initiatives of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma;
  • Grant Jordan, CEO of SkySafe.

Ken Stewart also represents the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC).

(Image: Left Jon Hegranes; Right Ken Stewart)

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