Gretchen was the President & CEO of Schiebel Aircraft, Inc. and has served the unmanned systems industry over 15 years as an industry-leading advocate for unmanned systems. Previously, Gretchen served as Senior Director at Hogans Lovells, LLP and was the co-executive director and co-founder of the Commercial Drone Alliance, a leading advocate for commercial drones.
Prior to Hogan Lovells and the Commercial Drone Alliance, she served as AUVSI’s Executive Vice President, overseeing AUVSI’s global business development initiatives and government relations efforts for the unmanned systems and robotics industry. Gretchen and her team at AUVSI were at the forefront of advocating for the safe, timely and responsible integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). She also served as the AUVSI member on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) UAS Study Group, which was tasked with creating a roadmap for the global integration of UAS.
Gretchen has been interviewed by over 100 print and TV media outlets including NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Fortune, Forbes, Politico, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post and National Public Radio. She has also testified before a congressional panel, presented at congressional briefings and has presented keynote addresses and panel presentations at over 150 industry conferences and events across the globe.