by Marc DeRoberts for Triangle Business Journal
This year's list of people to watch hail from a variety of industries, including real estate, health care, technology and transportation.
The Triangle Business Journal editorial team chose these 10 individuals – featured in the Jan. 2 print edition – based on their projected impact in the community in 2015.
6. Christopher Dean, PrecisionHawk CEO
Drones are already in the skies – flying over farmland in North Carolina, taking aerial shots of downtown Raleigh and soaring over engineers at N.C. State University-funded research sites. But, as far as the Federal Aviation Administration goes, most of what's happening is illegal, as it has yet to hammer out regulations for their commercial use. Raleigh-based Precision Hawk's CEO, Christopher Dean, isn't waiting for the FAA to draft its proposal. Read: TBJ's Lauren Ohnesorge's report
View the full list here.