USA Drone Port is a joint effort

The USA Drone Port works in collaboration with economic development agencies to support the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) industry, seeking to advance and promote Kentucky’s aerospace industry by providing leadership and collaborative partnerships that will ensure the industry has the resources it needs to succeed. The USA Drone Port Board of Directors and Executive Director, Bart Massey, have an ambitious plan to strengthen the local economy engaging national and international robotic manufacturers while growing the talent density in high tech careers related to drones and robotics in the region.

Board Members

Scott Alexander, Chair
Perry County Judge Executive

Stephen Barker
Chairman, Wendell H. Ford Airport Board

Jeff Dobson
Knott County Judge Executive

Dr. Jennifer Lindon
President/CEO, Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC)

Dr. Deronda Mobelini, Treasurer
Executive Director, University Center of the Mountains

Voncel Thacker
Owner, Hindman Promart

Donna Roark, Secretary
CIO, Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC)

Advisory Board

Andrea Begley, US Congressman Hal Rogers staff
Andi Kilgore, Flirtey, Chief of Staff
Chris Stiles, Unmanned Services Inc., CEO
Donna McClure, US Senator Mitch McConnell staff
Jack Kennedy, Advisor Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission
Rick Lusk, Former Director UAS Research Center Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Regena Jones, US Senator Rand Paul staff