Michelle is an experienced integrator, collaborative leader, aviation systems expert, and operational strategist. She leads the unmanned and space portfolios at The MITRE Corporation’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development—the federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration. In this role, Michelle engages leadership across FAA lines of business to facilitate enterprise “solutioneering,” tracks regulatory and operational impacts of emerging disruptive aviation technologies, and provides strategic positioning and planning assistance. She also serves as the Department of Defense Co-Chair of the UAS Science and Research Panel (SARP), where she represents DoD interests in federal unmanned integration research and leads the US Executive Branches in research sharing workshops. Her background as an FAA certificated airline dispatcher coupled with the deep science and research environment of an FFRDC have afforded Michelle a unique understanding of the global aerospace ecosystem, and she is able to address complex operational mission needs with practical and actionable technical solutions.
September 3-5, 2024 • Caesars Forum • Las Vegas