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 has operated unmanned aircraft systems in a wide-variety of emergencies including aircraft collisions, building collapses, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires.
Mr. Todd serves on the command staff for the Southeast 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), the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting the use of drones for public safety and emergency response. AIRT serves as the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, the fastest-growing non-profit program supporting the use of sUAS by public safety and emergency services organizations around the world.
Additionally, Chris is the president of Airborne Response, and the president of the Florida Peninsula Chapter of AUVSI. 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.