Welcome, Amy T. Wiegand, Marketing & Communications Director

Amy T. Wiegand, Marketing & Communications Director

Amy arrives at DroneUp as the Marketing & Communications Director with a solid corporate upbringing and an entrepreneurial drive. Prior to joining the team, Amy was the Advertising Director for the Aviation Institute of Maintenance and also served as a magazine publisher in North Carolina. Recently she directed flight school operations as the Flight School Manager with Horizon Flight Center, LLC in Chesapeake, Virginia. There, she oversaw daily flight school activity which included the contracting and training of special elite military teams. While running operations and program development at Horizon, Amy became the first woman in Hampton Roads to develop an FAA sUAS Part 107 training program which assisted in efforts for the military and local and state emergency management teams. For this accomplishment she was awarded the 2017 Women In Business Achievement honor through the Inside Business Journal. Amy was also invited to participate as a guest speaker by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management at the 2016 Virginia Hazmat Conference, and frequents STEM volunteer opportunities. Amy is passionate about securing the safety of national airspace for both fellow aviators and remote pilot operators. Her love for flying fixed-wings and drones, also runs in the family, as Amelia Earhart is her notable maternal cousin.

Ms. Wiegand is a leader. She is compassionate… with conviction and the courage to ensure standards are maintained at the highest levels. -Stu Bailey, United States Naval Officer & Chief Flight Instructor, Horizon Flight Center.

Photo Courtesy: Inside Business & Stellar Exposures