Ethan became the Principal Technical Program Manager for AT&T Drone Operations in October of 2017. In this role, Ethan is responsible for AT&T drone operations including mission planning and implementation; new payload research, selection and installation; drone maintenance; event coordination and logistics; and qualifying Turf and external vendors. He also collaborates with business units across the enterprise to determine how drone capabilities can make their work more efficient while reducing costs. Coordination with the AT&T Chief Compliance Office, Chief Privacy Office, Chief Security Office, Risk Management, Executive Flight Operations, Supply Chain and Legal ensures that various mission types can be performed in a way that protects the public, employees and the enterprise. Ethan also serves as the drone pilot training coordinator for AT&T, allowing business units to train their own employees to perform drone missions in house.
Ethan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Kansas State University, along with current PMP® and Six Sigma certifications. He is also a certified remote pilot.