Christopher Todd is the founder and president of Airborne Response®, a Miami-based provider of Mission Critical Unmanned Solutions℠ for emergencies and disasters. Airborne Response captures aerial imagery and data in the world’s most challenging environments, and prepares remote pilots to operate UAS for fire rescue, law enforcement, public safety and security-based life-saving missions.
Mr. Todd also serves as the executive director of the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT®), a Florida-registered 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides unmanned aviation capabilities to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex emergencies and major disasters.
As an FAA-certified remote pilot and Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®), Chris excels at leading complex industrial, critical infrastructure, and disaster response flight missions. He has flown day and night UAS operations during hurricane response and recovery operations, structure collapses, aircraft accidents, and many other types of emergencies. Mr. Todd is one of the few remote pilots who has operated UAS in tandem with both manned air rescue helicopters and FEMA USAR teams.
Chris holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University. He has completed graduated work focused on crisis communications and integrated marketing communications at the Medill School at Northwestern University.