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Kyle Snyder hired as the NGAT Center director at ITRE

Kyle Snyder

New NGAT Director Kyle Snyder

May 8, 2012


RALEIGH, NC — The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kyle T. Snyder as the first permanent director for the NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) Center in Planning, effective May 1, 2012. Snyder brings tremendous experience to this position and is joining ITRE at an ideal time to help the NGAT Center achieve permanent center standing with sustained long-term funding.

Snyder was recently the Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) program manager at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), in charge of developing both a UAS research program and curriculum for their students. One of his core responsibilities as the new NGAT director will be to duplicate those activities here at NCSU while also reaching out beyond UAS activities to encompass other strategic initiatives within the NGAT Center umbrella.

Prior to his position at MTSU, Snyder was the director of knowledge resources at AUVSI, the premier international association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems. He has also been employed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Applied Systems Intelligence in Roswell, GA, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Marietta, GA, and the NASA Academy in Aeronautics – NASA Dryden Flight Research, Edwards, CA.

Snyder’s position is initially being supported through a grant from the NCDOT Division of Aviation (DOA). ITRE is very appreciative of this support and commitment to the work Snyder will be advancing, both for the DOA, the NC State University community, and for the North Carolina aviation industries at large.

Starting June 4, Snyder will be on-site at ITRE and can be reached at 919-515-8623 or by email at Learn more about the NGAT Center.

The Institute for Transportation Research and Education, administered by North Carolina State University, is a non-profit organization that conducts research, education, and technical assistance projects on a wide variety of surface transportation issues with the goals of solving problems and creating new products, better services and smarter workers. ITRE is located on NCSU's Centennial Campus.