Washington, DC - Today, JTR Strategies Founder Jenny Rosenberg moderated the opening panel for the ABA Forum on Air and Space Law: 2021 Virtual Update Conference. The panel titled, "How Will Congress and the Biden Administration Move Aviation Policy Forward in 2021?" A detailed memo and background on the panel can below.
The panel reviewed and analyzed federal legislative measures that addressed the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry including the Payroll Support Program (PSP) which was included in H.R. 748, the CARES Act, and H.R.133 the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Panelists also discussed the latest proposal for airline, contractor, manufacturer, and airports assistance in the Biden administration’s stimulus package, and whether more aid will be needed in late 2021. In addition, panelists will discuss the possibility of a major federal infrastructure investment in the coming years, progress on the implementation of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, and new entrants in aviation.
Panel participants included:
• Mike Tien, Senior Counsel, United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Washington, DC
• Mike Reynolds, Deputy Policy Director for Aviation and Space, United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Washington, DC
• Christa Lucas, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, National Business Aviation Association, Washington, DC
• Dave Semanchik, Senior Attorney, Air Line Pilots Association, Washington, DC
• Rachel Devine, VP - Legal & Policy, Boom Supersonic, Washington, DC
The ABA Forum’s conferences and other activities serve as the one-stop shop for attorneys interested in all aspects of domestic and international air and space law, as well as regulatory issues arising from governmental entities such as FAA, DOT, NASA and EASA. More on the Forum's 2021 Annual Update Conference can be found here.
Marke “Hoot” Gibson (Maj Gen Ret), Former FAA Senior Advisor for UAS Integration and NUAIR President and CEO, Joins JTR Strategies as Senior Advisor
Washington, DC – JTR Strategies, a Washington, DC-based lobbying and public affairs consultancy focused on international transportation and public health founded in 2017 by former Obama administration and Capitol Hill veteran Jenny Rosenberg, is pleased to announce that Marke “Hoot” Gibson (Maj Gen Ret) has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. In this role, Gen. Gibson will advise clients on an array of issues surrounding the safe and secure operations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in both governmental and commercial areas of operations, counter UAS operations, NextGen, pilot training, and government contracting.
Gen. Gibson has more than four decades of extensive aviation experience and is a renowned expert in UAS integration. He brings a unique depth of experience from working in the federal government as a senior military officer focused on homeland aviation security issues following 9/11, and later serving as the Senior Advisor to the FAA for UAS Integration where he was Chair of the Interagency Executive Committee (EXCOM) for UAS integration and related security issues.
In his position as the FAA Senior Advisor for UAS Integration, Gen. Gibson was involved in many of the early UAS regulatory initiatives that are now coming to fruition today. Recently, Gen. Gibson was the President and CEO of NUAIR (the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance, Inc.) in Syracuse, NY – one of seven federally designated UAS test sites in the US. In that role, Gibson directed the organization’s efforts to safely integrate UAS in the Northeast and Michigan, and provide testing opportunities for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and eVTOLs (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft).
“I am excited to announce the addition of Hoot Gibson as Senior Advisor. Hoot is known globally for having one of the most impressive and diverse backgrounds in aviation and a visionary for the future of aviation. He is a champion for the benefits advanced aviation technology will bring to our economy and society from job creation to a more efficient airspace system,” said JTR Strategies founder Jenny Rosenberg. “As a colleague at the FAA and DOT, Hoot was a confidant and advisor to me and so many other high-ranking officials across the federal government. Hoot is now a sought-after advisor to private sector leaders on aviation technology, safety, and security issues. I know Hoot will bring his incredible experience and leadership to our clients.”
Gen. Gibson holds seats on several boards and serves as an advisor to a diverse set of high-tech companies involved in commercial space, artificial intelligence infrastructure, and UAS integration. He has spent several years as an independent consultant since leaving government service. Gen. Gibson is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and received his MS degree in National Security Studies at the National War College. Gen. Gibson’s can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org.
About JTR Strategies
JTR Strategies, a DC-based lobbying and public affairs consultancy, was founded in 2017 by Jenny Rosenberg after nearly two decades of experience as a high-ranking executive branch and Capitol Hill official. Throughout her career, Jenny has been involved in transportation and public health policy and regulation, as well as government oversight, public affairs and crisis communication. Working with JTR Strategies, clients benefit from the firm’s expert understanding of the inner workings of federal government agencies, as well as the intersection of Capitol Hill, the Executive Branch, media, and K Street, which provides clients best in class counsel and the creation of successful influencing strategies.