As Head of Policy and Government Affairs for AiRXOS, KAREN DIMEO is responsible for the development, management, and communication of strategic policy positions for emerging regulatory issues. Her role includes creating and maintaining liaison with government stakeholders, key partners, and external customers. She brings 29 years of experience in the aviation industry from both government and industry. Prior to joining AiRXOS, Karen was the Senior Technical UAS Advisor at the FAA’s Office of the Deputy Administrator where she provided technical expertise to support the oversight of strategic plans for the agency’s enterprise-level UAS initiatives, integration progress, and scientific and research activities. She also served as a leading expert in applied aviation and UAS research at the FAA Technical Center in New Jersey. For the last 12 years of her career, Karen has focused her professional passion solely on the advancement of unmanned systems. Karen holds an MS in Statistics and BA in Biomathematics from Rutgers University.