Art Ratkewicz Promoted to Space Foundation Vice President - Operations
The Space Foundation has promoted Art Ratkewicz to vice president - operations, from his previous position as senior director - operations, effective immediately.
His new responsibilities include facilities administration for all Space Foundation locations, including our world headquarters and Space Foundation Visitors Center in Colorado Springs. He also oversees customer service, information technology systems and support and all logistical aspects of Space Foundation events, including the annual National Space Symposium.
"Art brings a wealth of industry, military and Space Foundation experience to this position, including managing construction and logistics for our Visitors Center," said Space Foundation President Chuck Zimkas. "His strong leadership and commitment to customer service are assets to our organization."
Ratkewicz joined the Space Foundation in 2010 as manager - cyber initiatives. His previous experience includes project management with Booz Allen Hamilton and a number of senior-level intelligence and information operations positions with the United States Air Force, the U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Air Force Space Command. He also held a number of human resources, site management and manufacturing positions with Atmel Corporation and Texas Instruments. Ratkewicz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the United States Air Force Academy, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dallas.