The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced two new members to its board of directors: Jonathan Downey, CEO of Airware, and Lauren McCollum, director of legislative affairs at Lockheed Martin Corp.
‘These new members join an already excellent board that will help to support the future of our trade association and the unmanned systems industry,’ says Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. ‘As leaders at two innovative companies, Jonathan and Lauren will bring valuable expertise to the board, and we look forward to their service.’
Downey is the founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Airware, which builds a hardware, software and cloud services platform to enable the rapid development and safe operation of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for a variety of enterprise-focused applications.
McCollum joined Lockheed Martin in April 2011 after more than 20 years in government relations for aerospace and defense contractors. As director of legislative affairs at Lockheed Martin, she is responsible for working with members of Congress and congressional staff in support of UAS, cybersecurity, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and science and technology programs.