Prior to his appointment by the Board of Directors as Chief Executive Officer in late May 2021, Brandon was named Chief Operating Officer of the Company and was elected to the Board of Directors in tandem with AgEagle’s acquisition of Measure Global on April 19, 2021.
In 2014, Brandon co-founded Measure, an award-winning drone-agnostic aerial intelligence company. While serving as Measure’s CEO, his leadership resulted in the completion of tens of thousands of drone missions, collecting data on high-value assets for Measure’s world class customer base. In addition to his responsibilities as COO of AgEagle, Brandon also leads Measure as the Subsidiary’s President.
Prior to founding Measure, Brandon worked in the private sector establishing and managing the Defense and Homeland Security government relations practice at McAllister & Quinn, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm. In public service, he has served in senior level positions for the NYPD, the Senate and Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, and the House Homeland Security Committee. He also served as Counsel on Capitol Hill to Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Jane Harman; led the intelligence program at the NYPD Counter Terrorism Bureau under Police Commissioner Ray Kelly; and coordinated drone policy for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Brandon also served on the UAS Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee and authored a precedent-setting Section 333 exemption.
In January 2021, Brandon was appointed to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), a federal advisory committee that provides the FAA advice to create a strategy for the safe integration of drones into the National Airspace System. He was also named a Senior Advisor to Oxford University’s Centre for Technology and Global Affairs and recognized as a “Tech Titan” by Washingtonian Magazine. Brandon holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and an L.L.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.