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NATE Announces Expanded Unmanned Aerial Systems Committee Roster

Posted on: October 3, 2017 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release:
October 3, 2017

NATE Announces Expanded Unmanned Aerial Systems Committee Roster

NATE Unveils Roster at 2017 Drone World Expo in San Jose, California

(San Jose, CA) – The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced today the expanded roster of participants who will be serving on the Association’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Committee. The NATE UAS Committee is tasked with monitoring the trends and regulatory environment associated with rapidly evolving UAS technologies and making recommendations to NATE members and the wireless infrastructure community on best practices when it comes to UAS integration. The Committee also focuses on collaborating with federal agencies and interested stakeholders in the development of guidelines to promote the safe commercial use of these systems.

“NATE is thrilled to announce our expanded UAS Committee roster,” stated NATE Board of Directors member Jimmy Miller from MillerCo, Inc. in Gulfport, Mississippi. “The NATE UAS Committee line-up consists of some of the brightest minds in commercial drone aviation representing some of the most innovative companies and organizations from throughout the wireless and UAS ecosystems,” added Miller who also currently serves on a key FAA Unmanned Aerial Safety Team (UAST) Working Group.

The expanded NATE Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Committee consists of the following members:

Christopher Desmond
Verizon Wireless

Tim Dunnigan
Talon Aerolytics, Inc.

Lisa Ellman
Hogan Lovells/Commercial Drone Alliance

Bryan Fitzpatrick
Surveying and Mapping, LLC (SAM)

Steve Fleming
Technical Rescue Systems, LLC

Jose Giraldo

Jim Goldwater
Bob Lawrence & Associates

Alden Jones
American Tower Corporation

John Paul Jones
Tower & Turbine Technologies LLC

Robert McCoy
Crown Castle

Bryan McKernan

Jimmy Miller
MillerCo, Inc.

Chris Moccia
Measure UAS, Inc.

Art Pregler

Todd Schlekeway

Karl Schwab

Jimmy Taylor
DataWing Global

Charlie Terry
ETAK Systems, LLC

 Jim Tracy
Legacy Telecommunications, Inc.

Brian Weis
Mikab Corporation

Gretchen West
Hogan Lovells/Commercial Drone Alliance

The UAS Committee has pledged to be a source of information by providing timely updates to NATE members and industry stakeholders as key developments emerge in the landscape surrounding Unmanned Aerial Systems.

To utilize the 2nd Edition of the NATE Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations Around Vertical Communications Infrastructure resource document, visit HERE. To watch the NATE #ClimberConnection UAS Operations video, click HERE.

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About National Association of Tower Erectors

National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. Today the Association boasts over 720 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Saudi Arabia. For additional information on NATE, please visit