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CHRISTOPHER TODD

FOUNDER | PRESIDENT

 

Christopher Todd is the founder and president of Airborne Response, a Miami-based provider of Mission Critical Unmanned Solutions℠ for emergencies and disasters.  Airborne Response captures aerial imagery and data in the world’s most challenging environments, and prepares remote pilots to operate UAS for fire rescue, law enforcement, public safety and security-based life-saving missions. 

 

Mr. Todd also serves as the executive director of the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT®), a Florida-registered 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides unmanned aviation capabilities to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex emergencies and major disasters.

 

As an FAA-certified remote pilot, USCG Licensed Master (100 GRT), Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), and FEMA Advanced Public Information Officer (APIO) who excels at leading complex industrial, critical infrastructure, and disaster response flight missions. He has flown day and night UAS operations during hurricane response and recovery operations, structure collapses, aircraft accidents, and many other types of emergencies. Mr. Todd is one of the few remote pilots who has operated UAS in tandem with both manned air rescue helicopters and FEMA USAR teams.

Chris has served as a media subject matter expert for major news outlets including CNN, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Advertising Age, and others.  He developed the concept of delivering daily sports news via email, and has also assisted in the development of several global brands.

Mr. Todd serves as the director of the AUVSI Miami Chapter. He is also member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA), the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), and InfraGard, the public-private partnership between U.S. industry and the FBI.

 

Chris holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University. He has completed graduated work focused on crisis communications and integrated marketing communications at the Medill School at Northwestern University.

 

in 2008, Mr. Todd was awarded the Coast Guard Auxiliary Commendation Medal by Adm. Thad Allen, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, at Ft. McNair, Washington DC.

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