Mr. John Jackley founded ATC in 2015 after serving as Director of Communications and Social Equity at the Portland Development Commission (now Prosper Portland) from 2006 to 2016. He previously served as Executive Officer at the Oregon Department of Transportation with a $455 million biennial local government construction portfolio and as ODOT Public Affairs Manager. He also served as a senior advisor on national security and communications in the U.S. House of Representatives; and senior legislative assistant in the Oregon Senate.
At PDC he led the agency into the drone age, directing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology on construction and demolition projects, establishing procedures for UAVs in construction, and producing training and educational materials. Among other qualifications, he holds an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate with a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) rating; an FAA Safety Certificate; a Remote Pilot 101 Certificate from MZero Aviation (Ocala, FL); and a Part 28 certificate from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
John has a cum laude B.A. from Washington and Lee University in Virginia, a graduate Certificate of Public Management from the Atkinson School of Business at Willamette University; and graduate studies in history at Portland State University.