Ken is a recognized international leader in strategy development and government relations for promoting cutting edge transportation technologies. He is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. He has advised both the US Department of Defense (DOD) and Fortune 500 companies on deploying autonomous vehicles, including airspace management, avionics equipage, and specialty payloads. Ken has advised investment bankers in evaluating UAV capabilities and airworthiness certification. He has also represented the airline industry to the FAA on the integration of manned and unmanned aircraft. He has served on numerous government technology development and human factors committees including: FAA ADS-B Out, FAA ADS-B In, FAA Pilot Fitness, ICAO, ECAC, and RTCA.
For more than a decade, he led many of the global airline industry’s key technology development programs and government affairs activities relating to airports, passengers, cargo, and security. As the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Director of Government Affairs, he formulated global strategies and managed relationships with key government officials in the transport industry. Previously, as IATA’s Global Director, Security and Travel Facilitation, he was responsible for planning and executing the security strategy of the Association on behalf of 240 global airlines and managing global government relations teams.
Ken has been a leader in developing information sharing and critical infrastructure protection programs. He launched and guided the Checkpoint of the Future program for IATA. He has testified on global security issues before the United States Congress and Canadian Parliament. Ken is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Homeland Security’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC). He has also served as the Vice-Chairman of the Air Line Pilot Association's (ALPA) National Security Committee. He holds a M.A. in National Security Studies and B.A. in Government both from Georgetown University. Ken has logged thousands of hours as both a commercial airline and military pilot.