We are an independent, nonprofit professional association connecting drone professionals in government, public safety, university, and commercial organizations. We provide education, mentorship, training, and community to drone operators and those interested in the business of drones. Our regional focus is Cleveland and northern Ohio.


None of our work would be possible without the generous support of our community members and sponsors.  Thank you for your trust and commitment.


Our activities are created and arranged by our four key committees. For a schedule of all committee meetings, click here.

Programming and EventsCorey Snipes, Kent Iler
RegulatoryTom Taconet
MembershipBobby Oliver

Board of Directors

NORCODA’s Board of Directors is actively involved in managing the group’s programs and events, and also sets the direction and priorities for the group’s various initiatives. For the schedule of board meetings, click here.

The current Board Officers are:

PresidentTom Taconet, Avon UAS
Vice PresidentRoger Mortimer, Ohio Drone Repair
SecretaryBobby Oliver, Lakeland Community College
TreasurerJason Damman, V1 Drone Media

The current Board Members At Large are:

Board MemberGerald Aust, Aitheras Aviation Group
Board MemberDan Chan, Commercial Drone Group
Board MemberMonique Davis, Shaw High School
Executive DirectorChad Hankins, Patriot Aerial Services
AUVSI DirectorKent Iler, Iler Aerial Imaging
Board MemberHerb Long, Ohio Drone Repair
Board MemberMike Oldja
Board MemberMike Schaler, Akron Drone Services
Board MemberDevon Sheehy, Argonaut
Board MemberCorey Snipes , Twomile Heavy Industries
Board MemberHoward Thompson, EHM Advisors