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The Remarkable People of AURA

Anna Bennett

Anna Bennett


Anna Bennett focuses on the commercial, product development, and all core operations of AURA, including developing and implementing strategies for scaling the ongoing exponential growth of the company. She also…

Douglas Bennett

Douglas Bennett


Douglas Bennett focuses on the technology development, financial and legal aspects of AURA. He also leads AURA’s defense technology. Mr. Bennett started his career being assigned to the advanced R&D…

Leadership Team

Dr. Alex Blate

Chief Innovator

Dr. Alex Blate has over 20 years of experience in Software, Hardware, and…

Michael Costanzo

Head of Data Science

Michael Costanzo is the Head of Data Science at AURA Technologies where he…

William Harvey

William Harvey

EVP of Software Programs

William Harvey manages all software development lifecycle activities at AURA. Mr. Harvey has…

Hilary Leggette

Vice President of Operations

Hilary Leggette, Vice President of Operations for AURA, oversees operations and other critical…

Mark Maxwell

EVP Defense Programs

Captain Mark Maxwell retired from the US Navy in 2016 as the military…

AURA Technical Advisors

Stephen Cunnion

Steve Cunnion, Ph.D., M.D. is a retired Navy Captain, a Senior Fellow at the Potomac…

Tom McDermott

Tom McDermott

Tom McDermott is a leader, educator, and innovator in multiple technology fields. He…

Dave Kasik

Dave Kasik

Dave Kasik was formerly Boeing’s Senior Technical Fellow in visualization and interactive techniques…

frank culbertson

Frank Culbertson, Jr.

Frank Lee Culbertson Jr. (Capt. USN, Ret.) is a former American naval officer…

Vince Matrisciano

Vince Matrisciano is AURA’s Senior Technical Advisor for Military Systems. Mr. Matrisciano has…

AURA Advisory Board Members
phillip lacombe

Phillip Lacombe

Phillip Lacombe has extensive experience developing and managing security services businesses as a…


Thomas R. Kurfess

Dr. Thomas Kurfess received his S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical and…

Igor Jablokov

Igor Jablokov

Igor Jablokov is the Founder and CEO of start-up Pryon Inc., an advanced…

AURA Advisory Board Members Emeritus

Alton D. Romig, Jr. (Emeritus)

Dr. Romig is the Executive Officer of the National Academy of Engineering. Under…