Mr. Brian Wynne

President and CEO, AUVSI, USA

Thriving at the intersection of technology and transportation, Brian Wynne has dedicated his career to serving innovative communities as they collaborate to move their solutions into the mainstream. He has gained a wealth of experience through decades of leadership in industry associations and public-private partnerships. 


Since January 2015, Wynne has served as president and CEO of the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of uncrewed systems and robotics. AUVSI represents corporations and professionals from more than 60 countries involved in business and government and who work in the defense, civil, and commercial markets.  


Wynne is an influential uncrewed systems industry thought leader. In 2017, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Management Advisory Council (MAC), which advises the FAA on policy and regulatory matters, as well as the agency’s management and spending. He is also a member of the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC), a federal advisory committee of key decision makers formed by the FAA to support the safe introduction of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the nation’s airspace.  


Additionally, Wynne has served on multiple aviation rule making committees, most recently as a member of the FAA’s Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) ARC. He also served on the FAA’s UAS Registration Task Force and Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee. He also serves on the Aviation Advisory Committee at MITRE, a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers that are dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. 


Prior to joining AUVSI, Wynne was president and CEO of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a trade association that promotes battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure.  Before being selected to lead EDTA in 2004, Wynne was senior vice president for business and trade at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA). Previously, he was CEO of the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM). He has also served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. He started his career as a legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Charles Percy of Illinois. 


Wynne earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton and a master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne in Germany. He is an instrument-rated, commercially certificated pilot and flies a Socata Trinidad. He also holds a Part 107 remote pilot certificate to operate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as drones.