Drone Law Nation, today we are talking about Drones in Silicon Valley with Gretchen West! Gretchen is a senior advisor with the Hogan Lovells law firm. Gretchen has served the unmanned systems and drone industry over a decade and is an industry-leading advocate for commercial drones, innovation, entrepreneurship, and robotics. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Gretchen was at San Francisco start-up DroneDeploy serving as the company’s Vice President of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs. Previously, for over a decade, Gretchen served as Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) Executive Vice President, overseeing AUVSI’s global business development initiatives, international growth strategy, marketing, government relations, and advocacy efforts for the unmanned systems and robotics industry.
Gretchen currently is the National Advisory Board Chairperson for UAVUS (uavus.org), serves on the Advisory Board for the Drone World Expo and is a contributing writer for the Drone Coalition. Previously, she served on the Advisory Boards for Skyward, Nightingale Intelligent Systems and Aerobo. She was formerly a member of Women in Aerospace, and the Association for Women Executives and Entrepreneurs. Gretchen has an MBA from the George Washington University and a B.A. in leadership studies from the University of Richmond.
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