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Marke "Hoot" Gibson

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Senior Advisor, UAS Integration

Marke Gibson Senior Advisor on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration (ADA-3) to the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.   Gibson is responsible for providing executive direction and high level leadership to the FAA with responsibility for oversight of the work related to UAS.  

Prior to joining the FAA Gibson served as the Executive Director of the NextGen Institute (NGI).  Before joining the NGI Gibson served as the President and CEO of a highly successful aerospace consulting practice in Colorado.  He retired in 2011 as the Air Force’s Director of Current Operations and Training.

Major General Gibson earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from the United States Air Force Academy.  He also received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master’s degree in National Security Affairs from the National War College.  He completed a national security fellowship with Syracuse University and trained in lean six-sigma management through the University of Tennessee.