Alumni Spotlight: Zach Huffman

Why I Chose CMU

| Author: Jason Fielder

Zach Huffman (MA '18) is an entrepreneurial leader at the convergence of aviation, media and entertainment. He has worked with some of the world’s largest companies, brands and universities to elevate their perspective.

Huffman is the Founder and CEO of Hyvion, a drone service provider that connects global brands with collaborative aerial storytellers. According to its website, Hyvion’s renowned training partnerships and drone lab developments are first-in-class for both safety and cinematography. Recently, Hyvion partnered with CMU to build a state-of-the-art drone learning facility. 

Huffman is a journalist by education and an aviation enthusiast at heart, driven by relationships that are created with others. He’s reported live from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, covered presidential elections from President Obama’s campaign headquarters, broadcast a firefighters life-saving experience from inside a burning structure, and was featured on The Late Show with David Letterman.

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