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Connectedness: How Federal-State-Local Governments are Conquering Implementation Challenges Together

  • Room: S330E/F
  • Session Number:XPO22-WK02
Tuesday, April 26, 2022: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Alexandra Grady
Principal Operations Inspector
Deborah Kirkman
Director, Advanced Aviation Systems
The Flight Safety Foundation
Eric Bergesen
Director of Operations
UPS Flight Forward
Eric Jennings
UAS Liaison
FAA/Air Traffic Organization
Harrison Wolf
Director, Global Aviation Policy
Zipline International
James Grimsley
Executive Director - Advanced Technology Initiatives
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Kwasi Fraser
Town of Purcellville
Michael Guterres
Portfolio Leader
The MITRE Corporation
Session Speaker
Michelle Duquette
Outcome Leader, NAS Integration of UAS and Commercial Space
The MITRE Corporation
Nicholas Flom
Program Manager
Deloitte Consulting
Paul McDuffee
Sr. Manager, Regulatory Policy
Peter Sachs
UTM Program Manager
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Riley Beaman
NC UAS Program Manager
NCDOT - Division of Aviation
Sean Cassidy
Director of Safety and Regulatory Affairs
Amazon Prime Air
Todd Graetz
Technology Services – UAS Program and Advanced Train Operations
BNSF Railway
Trevor Woods
Executive Director
Northern Plains UAS Test Site
Wes Ryan
Program Manager (NARI)



  • Finding Common Ground Between Operators and Regulators on the Global Front: Introducing the Flight Safety Foundation ARPAS Committee
    • The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) launched the autonomous and remotely piloted aviation systems (ARPAS) advisory committee to address safety considerations in unmanned autonomous and semi-autonomous flight operations, ranging from humanitarian use cases to advance air mobility applications. The advisory committee also serves as a forum on international unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety policy and practices. The ARPAS committee will lead the development of consensus-based safety recommendations and policies, foster global safety information sharing, and serve as a bridge between the traditional and unmanned aviation communities.

      ARPAS membership includes UAS operators, advanced air mobility providers, manufacturers, researchers, and non-government organizations, as well as stakeholders from the broader aviation community (including commercial and general aviation), airports, and regulators. Please join our leadership as we introduce our mission and work activities.

      • Sean Cassidy – Director of Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Amazon
      • Debbie Kirkman – Director, Advanced Aviation Systems, Flight Safety Foundation 
      • Paul McDuffee – Sr. Manager, Regulatory Policy, Supernal
      • Harrison Wolf – Director, Global Aviation Policy, Zipline

  • Connectedness: How Federal-State-Local Governments are Conquering Implementation Challenges Together
    • This collaborative workshop panel will discuss successes and opportunities for future successes in the partnership between Federal, State and Local government in enabling repeatable UAS operations. While sharing experiences, participants will highlight what worked well, what stalled progress, and how they found the path to enabling UAS operations that both met local needs while satisfying state and federal requirements.

      Take aways from this workshop panel will include lessons learned at each level and opportunities to apply their models to other Federal, State, and local government decision makers looking to coordinate UAS operations.

      • Riley Beaman - North Carolina DOT
      • Michelle Duquette - Outcome Leader, NAS Integration of UAS and Commercial Space, MITRE
      • Nick Flom – Program Manager, Deloitte
      • Kwasi Fraser – Mayor, Purcellville, VA
      • Alexandra Grady - FAA 
      • Todd Graetz – Technology Services – UAS Program and Advanced Train Operations, BNSF Railway
      • Eric Berhesen - Director of Operations, UPS Flight Forward
      • James Grimsley – Executive Director – Advanced Technology Initiatives, Choctaw Nation
      • Michael Guterres – Portfolio Leader, UAS,  MITRE
      • Eric Jennings – UAS Liaison, FAA ATO 
      • Peter Sachs – UTM Program Manager, FAA
      • Trevor Woods – Director of Safety, Northern Plains UAS Test Site


Job Role:
C-Level Executive,Management,Government/Policy/Regulatory