Jay McConville

Principle Consultant

Jay McConville is a defense industry professional, strategy consultant, and policy advocate. He has held multiple key positions within industry, political organizations and the military over his 30 year career.

Prior to founding ECP, Jay served as the Director of Business Development for Lockheed Martin Unmanned Systems, responsible for a portfolio of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) within the defense, intelligence, commercial and civil sectors, both in the US and internationally. Jay came to Lockheed Martin when they acquired Chandler/May, Inc. and subsidiary AME Unmanned Air Systems in November 2012. Jay was an Executive Vice President for Chandler/May, and is the former President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of AME. Jay is also the former VP of Reconnaissance and Surveillance for General Dynamics AIS.

Political and Policy Arena Experience

  • President of the Wash, DC Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems, International (2 Terms)


  • Board of Directors, Mt. Vernon-Lee (Virginia) Chamber of Commerce (2 Terms)


  • Operating Board of “Constituting America” (501(c)3 organization dedicated to teaching the US Constitution.)


  • Candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates (2009)


  • Vice Chair (2010-2012) and Chairman of one of Virginia's largest political party unit committees (2012-2014)


  • Virginia Co-Chair for a major Presidential candidate (2015-2016)​

Jay is a proud military Veteran, having served as a US Army Intelligence Officer in multiple positions including service with the 1st Cavalry Division during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.​