About

The Commercial Drone Alliance is an independent 501c6 non-profit organization led by key members of the commercial drone industry. The Alliance was founded in 2016 by industry veterans Lisa Ellman and Gretchen West. 

The Alliance works collectively to merge policy with innovation to create relevant rules for operation. We educate on the economic benefits and humanitarian gains made possible by commercial drones, as well as advocate for their safe and responsible use. We bring industry together with the government to solve some of the challenges facing our industry.  We focus on expanding the drone marketplace, including by solving drone security issues.