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Deborah Jelen

Deborah Jelen

Vice Chairman of the Board

ESAero Business Systems

Ms. Jelen has thirty-five years of management and engineering experience with major companies including Electricore, Inc., AeroVironment, Olin Aerospace, Rocket Research Company, and Hughes Aircraft Company. Her background includes leadership roles in the development and manufacture of electric and hybrid vehicles, unmanned air vehicles (UAV), solid rocket systems, infrared detection products, and a broad array of associated electronics and energy storage technologies.

Ms. Jelen has led corporate resources and the development of supply chains, including certification of small and disadvantaged businesses. Most recently, she serves as the Executive Director of Electricore, Inc., where she is responsible for management of all aspects of a technology non-profit consortium including execution of multi-partner teaming development programs for Department of Energy, Defense and Transportation under Other Transaction Agreements (OTA). She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a M.S. in Systems Management from University of Southern California.