Diana Cooper is the Senior Vice President of Policy & Strategy at PrecisionHawk, a leader in commercial drone technology. PrecisionHawk has immersed itself at the forefront of policy and technology development efforts to help shape favorable drone regulations in America that both protect users of the National Airspace and the stakeholders beneath it, while promoting innovation and the economic interests of our country. In order to move the industry forward, Diana commits her expertise to several industry initiatives including the FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committee on Remote ID and Tracking, which was created to help the agency create standards for remotely identifying and tracking unmanned aircraft during operations. Diana is also President of the Small UAV Coalition, which brings together leading technology companies working together to pave the way for commercial, philanthropic, and civil use of small UAVs. Additionally, Diana serves on the FAA Drone Advisory Subcommittee. She also sits on the board of several international coalitions like Unmanned Systems Canada, AUVSI and Drone Alliance Europe.
Prior to joining PrecisionHawk, Diana developed and led the UAS and Robotics Practice Group at the law firm of LaBarge Weinstein. Diana has presented on technology law issues at Stanford University, Columbia University, New York University and NASA. She is a legal contributor at Robohub and her articles have appeared in publications including Private Equity Manager, The Corporate Counsellor, The Lawyer’s PC and Linux Journal. Diana has been quoted on regulatory issues surrounding drones by media outlets including Forbes, The New York Times, The Guardian, Popular Science, The Globe and Mail, CBC and NPR. This year, Diana testified in a Senate Commerce hearing on UAS and was named one of the most influential people in the drone industry by Dronelife.