Friday, June 18, 2021

Amy Wiegand of DroneUp Joins DSPA Board of Advisors

Drone Service Providers Alliance (DSPA), a member-based association that advocates for reasonable FAA regulations in the Unmanned Aircraft (sUAS) industry, is accelerating its advisory board efforts. Amy Wiegand, DroneUp’s Marketing & Communications Director, has agreed to join the Board of Advisors.

Amy Wiegand is a sUAS pioneer, having started exploring sUAS initiatives in 2013 while running operations and program development at a regional FBO and flight school. There Wiegand became the first woman in Virginia to develop an FAA sUAS Part 107 training program which assisted in efforts for the military and local and state emergency management teams.

Since that time, Wiegand took a role at DroneUp as the third employee and the first woman hired by the then start-up.

“Wiegand has contributed to the growth of DroneUp from its inception,” explained CEO Kenji Sugahara.

“She put DroneUp on the map through strategic marketing and PR. And as an aviator herself, she is a manned and unmanned safety advocate, which aligns with our mission. We look forward to her participation on the DSPA Board.”

Wiegand stated, “I’m thrilled to be a part of this educationally-driven organization and to contribute to its growth. Vic is a talented photographer, drone pilot, and a wealth of knowledge – a mentor of mine and many. Kenji is a highly regarded legal expert and driver for our industry. I’m honored to join the Board and participate.”

About DSPA
DSPA is a drone industry trade association representing the interests of Part 107 drone pilot businesses and drone hobbyists. Incorporated in Colorado as a non-profit membership organization, the DSPA has applied for a tax exemption as an industry trade group under section 501(c)6 of the Internal Revenue Code. Kenji Sugahara and Vic Moss are both represented on the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).

For more information, visit dspalliance.org