Tom Gunnarson is the Regulatory Affairs lead for Wisk, a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation to develop a self-flying, all-electric air taxi service. He is currently leading efforts to foster progressive regulatory approaches for eVTOL aircraft and the emerging Urban Air Mobility marketplace. Before coming to Wisk, Tom was with the FAA Advanced Technology Branch interfacing with industry and other civil aviation authorities on the development of consensus-based safety standards for small aircraft. While there, he coordinated an FAA regulatory feasibility study on electric propulsion. Prior to FAA, Tom served as President of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association and was chair of the FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee that developed the Light Sport and Sport Pilot rule.Tom is a pilot, flight instructor and has operated several flight schools.