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Executive Director

In addition to being the Executive Director of the REaKTOR Business Technology Innovation Center at the National Institute of Aerospace, Daniel R. Morris, J.D. L.LM. is the founder and co-chair of the Hampton Roads Unmanned Systems Alliance (HRUSA), a newly formed organization comprised of members from the UMS business community, legislators, regulators, and regional economic leaders. Mr. Morris has served as Chapter President for the Hampton Roads Chapter of Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and is NASA Langley Research Center’s named point of contact for “all things unmanned” in southeastern Virginia. He studied International Marketing and Economics at Universitäte Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, and obtained a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Modern Foreign Language, German, from the University of Richmond in 1986. Mr. Morris obtained his J.D. in 1992, and completed his LL.M studies in international taxation at Regent University School of Law in 1995. 

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The goals of our RBTIC Advisory Board focus on our clients/cohorts’ most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, technology, transformation, digital, advanced analytics, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and sustainability across all industries and geographies. We bring deep, functional expertise, while constantly advocating for regional and federal resources to support emerging technologies in the unmanned systems community.

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BOARD Members

Linda Fowler

President & Founder, Regionarate, LLC

Paul DiNardo

Sharholder & CPA, Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer

Marty Kaszubowski

Executive Director for Innovation Initiatives, Old Dominion University

Robert Pleasants

Executive VP of Corporate Strategy, Sales, & Marketing, RynohLive

Charles "Chuck" Rigney

Director, City of Hampton Department of Economic Development

Marco Rubin

Senior Investment Director, Center for Innovative Technology

Shelley Spears

Director of Education & Outreach, National Institute of Aerospace

Michael "Yaz" Yaskowsky

Senior Development Manager, City of Hampton Department of Economic Development