The Unmanned Safety Institute, the global leader in UAS training and certification, announced that Michelle Dina has joined the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) team as the new Director of Education, effective immediately. Dina will be responsible for commercial and academic organizations’ client support, unmanned systems training, curriculum development, and workforce and business development.
Dina, a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in International Area Studies and a pilot, is passionate about STEAM, developing the next generation of aviation professionals, and growing unmanned systems across all industries and verticals. Dina started her aviation career working for fixed base operator Ronson Aviation in sales and marketing before joining the launch team of startup e-commerce air charter marketplace, CharterX, which acquired aviation service provider, Wyvern Consulting, Ltd., in 2006. Most recently she was Director of Sales and Business Development at Wyvern having held successive positions leading Customer Support, Marketing, Corporate Relations, and Sales through multiple mergers and acquisitions of the company. Ms. Dina has been involved with several industry organizations and has substantial experience providing customers in both the manned and unmanned sectors with technical solutions and consulting expertise, promoting safety risk management and professionalism to create unique commercial opportunities for her clients.
“The ability to grow the workforce in industries using unmanned systems by developing professional, safety-focused, industry-relevant individuals and connecting them to commercial clients is incredibly exciting,” says Dina. “I am genuinely thrilled to join the USI family and be part of an organization with such an excellent reputation within our industry.”
“USI is honored to have an aviation expert and experienced business professional like Michelle join our team,” said USI President Josh Olds. “Michelle brings with her nearly 18 years of aviation and business development experience, meeting the varied needs of manned and unmanned clients around the world. With Michelle’s unique background and contributions to the company, USI is well-equipped to continue delivering superior turn-key solutions for all our industry partners.”
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About Unmanned Safety Institute
USI is widely recognized as the global leader in UAS education and training standards and safety certification delivering the most highly-regarded training programs in the industry. USI delivers turn-key UAS technical education and training programs now being offered in hundreds of flight training institutions, high schools, community colleges, and four-year universities around the country. USI is endorsed by major aviation insurance providers, supports aviation flight departments worldwide with unmanned programs, supports career pathway initiatives with industry-leading safety programs, and delivers training programs evaluated and recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). USI’s coursework is accepted by the FAA Safety Team for Wings Credit. Discover more about the Unmanned Safety Institute atwww.UnmannedSafetyInstitute.org.
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