Chief Gary Batton of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Durant, OK – On April 4th and 5th the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) hosted their third Regional Emerging Aviation Technology Conference. The two-day conference was full of speakers and presentations that addressed the exciting developments in emerging aviation technology with topics ranging from advanced drone operations including beyond visual line of site operations (BVLOS), updates from the FAA BEYOND program, package delivery by drone, advanced air mobility (AAM) and other exciting emerging aviation technology topics.
Speakers included Arlando Teller (U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs), Rob Lowe (FAA Regional Administrator for the Southwest Region), Jay Merkle (Executive Director for FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office), Dr. Ed Waggoner (NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs), Rob Scholl (CEO of Textron eAviation), Col Martin Salinas (U.S. Air Force AFWERX Program) and Chief Gary Batton of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Native Business Magazine
Carmen Davis - Founder, Publisher and Executive Editor
Mrs. Davis is the founder, publisher and executive editor of the only Native American wholly owned and operated national tribal business publication, Native Business Magazine, and the producer of the annual and nationally attended Native Business Summit.
Mrs. Davis is also president of Davis Strategy Group has over 23 years of service to Indian Country and as an entrepreneur she has successfully established, operated, managed and grown several businesses in multiple sectors. She is equal parts a strategic visionary and behind-the-scenes implementor, essential in guiding and overseeing every process of brand development, business expansion, nation-to-nation relationship building and more.
She was named in 2009 as one of the first recipients of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s, “40 Under 40” award which recognizes up and coming community and business leaders from across Indian Country.