Today, the FAA announced its selection of the FAA’s new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) executives that “will guide the agency’s approach to safe, timely and efficient integration” of UAS into U.S. airspace.

Marke “Hoot” Gibson will become the Senior Advisor on UAS Integration, focusing on external outreach and education, inter-agency initiatives, and an enterprise-level approach to FAA management on UAS integration.

Earl Lawrence will become the Director of the UAS Integration Office within FAA’s Aviation Safety organization, leading the FAA’s efforts to safely and effectively integrating UAS into U.S. airspace.

The press release and brief background on the new executives may be found here.