Denver, Colorado – Today, UAS policy expert and attorney, Dawn Zoldi (Colonel, USAF Retired) officially becomes the first female President and CEO of UAS Colorado. Dawn Zoldi (Colonel, USAF Retired) is a licensed attorney, a 28-year U.S. Air Force veteran, and the founder and Chief Executive Officer of P3 Tech Consulting, connecting people who have a passion for advanced tech platforms with the plans, programs, policies, and
information they need to succeed. Ms. Zoldi was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1992, commissioned in the Air Force in July 1993, and served 25 years of active duty as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (military attorney).
She then spent two years with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel as the Business Matters Attorney for the U.S. Air Force Academy and an additional one on faculty as the Deputy Director of the Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development. She is an internationally recognized expert on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM) law and policy and a recipient of the Woman to Watch in UAS (Leadership) Award 2019.
“Ms. Zoldi’s unparalleled strategic leadership background, combined with her legal and policy expertise in UAS and AAM made her the ideal choice to take our organization to the next level and, more importantly, to elevate the entire unmanned ecosystem in Colorado,” said Sean McClung, Board Chairman, and founding member.
Prior to her current appointment, Zoldi was a member of the UAS Colorado Board of Directors, a position she will now dual-hat in her new role as President and CEO. UAS Colorado founding member, Constantin Diehl said, “We are very excited to see Dawn Zoldi taking point and shaping what UAS Colorado will be for its members and for the State of Colorado. With our industry maturing, we face different challenges. A new generation of leaders has emerged, who master this new environment. Dawn Zoldi is one of those leaders.”
Colorado is a prime location for UAS companies and workers who want to thrive in the UAS and AAM industries. Besides providing some of the nation’s most beautiful landscape, among other things the State offers unparalleled UAS-ecosystem assets including:
- A premier 6-county, 120×80 mile, 15,000ft MSL UAS flight area in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, considered to be the most desirable UAS flight area in the nation
- The Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting, which drives technological advancements to improve firefighting practices and influence innovation across the U.S. public safety community
- The Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight Museum, providing top-tier UAS education and workforce development opportunities and home to the national headquarters of U.S. Drone Soccer
- CU Boulder’s Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, the Research & Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles, one of the nation’s premier UAS R&D hubs, home of the first small UAS mobile ad hoc communications network for the Air Force and which conducts global operations from the Great Plains to the North Pole and The Caribbean! “I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve the local UAS community in this new role at UAS Colorado,” says Zoldi, “and to marshal our collective efforts for Colorado to lead globally in unmanned aircraft technology for the good of all.”
*Founded in 2013, UAS Colorado is the State’s only non-profit business league committed to promoting and improving the aerospace industry by supporting the safe integration and use of UAS throughout the state for the benefit of the public. Consistent with its mission is “To champion the Colorado unmanned aircraft ecosystem,” UAS Colorado creates a UAS industry structure and identity, advocates for public policy, promotes the safe, professional operation of UAS conducts public awareness campaigns, and supports commercial, government and private uses of UAS.
For more information about UAS Colorado visit: https://www.uascolorado.com/
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