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Who We Are

Shawn S. Bullard   FRAeS


Shawn Bullard has a reputation for being a well-respected collaborator, policy developer,  industry strategist and systems innovator, as well as start-up risk advisor, who has paved the way for many successful tech-industry milestones. 

Before launching Duetto Group nearly 20 years ago, Shawn gained business experience as the vice president of government relations for an InterPublic Group Company (NYSE:IPG), and legislative experience as a senior congressional staffer to a long serving member of the House Armed Services and Transportation Committees, and as a policy director at the National Association of Counties.  Shawn has provided policy development, government relations and public affairs consultation to some of the most disruptive industries, autonomous systems state-ups and trusted brands in the world, including Toyota/HINO, SkySpecs and NASA.


He has a passion for disruptive technologies, and eye for what is important to ensure organizations achieve success. He played a pivotal role in the creation of the top performing FAA designated UAS Test Site in the US, as well as a senior advisor to the first executive director of the FAA’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), the FAA's UAS Center of Excellence. He captured tens-of-millions of dollars in federal funding to launch the world’s first and only environmentally powered ISR Autonomous Underwater and Surface Vehicle. And, he led the federal component that laid the foundation for one of the first-in-the-nation nanotechnology research facilities at a top-tier Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education R1 University.

Shawn is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and serves on the Royal Aeronautical Society's Board of Directors (DC Branch). He serves as the advisory board chairman at SkySpecs, a global renewable asset management company, with $42B of assets under contract. And, he was a founding member of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Ecosystem Working Group.  He holds a Masters degree from George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government.  He is a father of twins, race car driver, sailor and scuba diver.  


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