Senior Advisor - Travis Moran
Travis Moran is a retired law enforcement professional with over 26 years of enforcement, security, and intelligence experience. He is currently the Vice President of Operations for Welund, N.A.
Travis began his federal law enforcement career with the U.S. National Central Bureau – Interpol, before transitioning to the U.S. Department of State and then ultimately the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) where he spent his last 15 years.
Travis has extensive experience in energy security working as a physical security specialist for both investor-owned utilities and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Travis has become an energy specific subject matter expert regarding threats posed to energy companies from activism and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drones), as well as a thought leader in understanding how public safety and commercial operators will need to understand and respond to the drone incidents of the future.
Travis has a Master of Arts in Criminology, Law, and Society, and a Master of Science in Criminology and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.
Senior Advisor - Dawn Zoldi
Founder of P3 Tech Consulting
Dawn Zoldi (Colonel, USAF, Retired) is a licensed attorney, a 25-year Air Force veteran and the founder and CEO of P3 Tech Consulting, connecting people and their advanced tech platforms with full spectrum policy-relevant information.
Ms. Zoldi was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1992 and commissioned through direct appointment in the United States Air Force in July 1993.
She is an internationally recognized expert on unmanned aircraft system law and policy, and a recipient of the Woman to Watch in UAS (Leadership) Award 2019.
Senior Advisor - Brian Leventhal
Brian Leventhal has spent the past 20 years in public service as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina. For the last 14 years, Brian has served as a State Trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
In 2013, Brian transferred to the Highway Patrol’s Crash Reconstruction Unit. While on this assignment, Brian received his Part 107 Remote Pilot license and helped to create the UAS program for the Highway Patrol with the focus of using unmanned aerial vehicles to map crash scenes, and provide disaster response.
Brian frequently participates in the UAS community as a remote pilot, conference presenter and panelist, and a subject matter expert in program implementation and development of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Government and Public Safety Agencies, using UAV’s for crash scene mapping, and disaster response using UAV’s.
Brian used his passion for aviation and knowledge gained as a remote pilot to help him transition to his most recent assignment within the Highway Patrol’s Aircraft Operations Unit, where he is working to receive his helicopter rating. Brian looks forward to the future as he continues to blend his manned and unmanned aviation careers!
Senior Advisor - Peter H. Schmidt
Co-founder and COO of Transcend Air
Peter H. Schmidt is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Transcend Air, a start-up airline designing, building and operating its own fleet of VTOL aircraft. He is an aerobatic pilot, engineer and executive with a long history in the aviation industry.
Peter has held a number of executive positions in the industry including, President & COO of Linear Air, an Eclipse 500 operator and Part 135 online charter marketplace, COO of Jet Advisors, a business aviation consultancy and Senior Vice President of the National Aviation Academy.
Additionally, he was the CTO North America for Ipanema Technologies and CEO of Echo Engineering, an embedded systems consulting engineering firm
He holds a bachelors in Computer Science and a masters in Management from MIT
Senior Advisor - Jason Goldstein
Jason Goldstein has been working in the environmental and energy industry since 1993 and has held various positions including Executive Director, CEO, COO and Vice President. Jason is an accomplished senior manager within the WSP USA organization, an Engineering and Consulting Firm.
Prior to joining WSP USA, Jason was an Energy Practice Leader at Ecology and Environment, Inc., the Executive Director of The INGAA Foundation, CEO and Managing Director of Jason Goldstein Associates, COO of Meridian LNG Holdings and Vice President of the Atlantic Sea Island Group.
Jason holds an MBA in Finance and Business Law from the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business, an M.S. in Environmental Science from SUNY ESF, and a B.S. in Biology from Keene State College. Jason is a Registered Environmental Manager.
Senior Advisor - Dave Krause
Co-founder of Influential Drones
Dave Krause, is one of the co-founders of Influential Drones. He is a certified project manager, world traveler and an accomplished software architect with more than a dozen industry certifications. Having over 20-yrs of specialized technology experience, qualifies Dave to lead projects in the following sectors: transportation, commerce/banking, infrastructure and construction.
Dave is a member of the FAASTeam (FAA Safety Team) where he travels the country educating and promoting aviation safety. He sits on the NBAA's Emerging Technologies Committee. The committee maintains a focus on: unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), urban air mobility (UAM), unmanned traffic management (UTM), commercial space, other future technologies that will integrate into the National Airspace System (NAS).
He is the 2021 co-chair of CompTIA's Drone Advisory Council and is the liaison for the DroneResponder's Technical Advisor Program. Dave has contributed to the FAA's Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) as a member of TaskGroup 8 (Safety Culture) and TaskGroup 9 (UTM + Notify/Fly).