Christopher Todd is an innovator, entrepreneur, communicator, and technological-humanitarian who deploys drones and mission-critical unmanned solutions to help manage complex emergencies and disasters. A Certified Emergency Manager® and FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot, Chris is the host of the globally distributed TAMING DISASTER: Drones For Good podcast series.
Mr. Todd serves on the command staff for the Florida Region 7 All-Hazards Incident Management Team (FL-AHIMT-7) based at the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Department in Florida.
Chris also serves as the executive director of the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), is the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting the use of Drones For Good™. AIRT serves as the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, the world’s fastest-growing non-profit program supporting the use of sUAS by public safety and emergency services organizations.
Additionally, Chris is the president of Airborne Response, and also the chapter director of AUVSI Miami. He holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University, and has completed graduated work focused on crisis communications and integrated marketing communications at the Medill School at Northwestern University.
“Commercial UAV Expo has firmly established its reputation as the leading annual drone event dedicated exclusively to help enterprises conduct business more efficiently using unmanned aviation technology. We are looking forward to reuniting first responders using Drones for Good™ as we reconvene the DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety UAS Summit in Las Vegas this September.”