Space Symposium New Generation Space Leaders Program Featured Impressive Roster of Mentors
The annual Space Symposium features events, mentoring and networking opportunities specifically aimed at young space professionals age 35 or younger.
Workshops, luncheons and presentations help New Generation participants understand critical space issues, such as how policy and budgets are developed. Multiple networking events brought young professionals together with senior leaders in an informal environment.
Mentors are selected from top space industry professionals and others at the top of their respective fields, such as author and Space Foundation board member P.J. O'Rourke (pictured).
Serving as mentors for the 2014 New Generation Space Leaders program were:
Brig. Gen. Cary C. Chun, USAF, Ret.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Programs, ASRC Federal
Brig. Gen. Timothy R. Coffin, USA
Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command
Pamela Drew, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and President of Information Systems, Exelis Inc.
Vice President and General Manager, Space Exploration, Boeing Defense, Space and Security
President and CEO of Zero Gravity Solutions
John M. Grunsfeld, Ph.D.
Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
Space Attaché and CNES Representative, Embassy of France to the United States of America
Co-Founder and CEO, Qwaltec, Inc.
William "Bill" Mackey
Counselor, Space Affairs, Embassy of Canada to the United States of America
Vice President, Communications, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Space Foundation board member
Vice President, Business Development, Scitor Corporation
Chief Operating Officer, XCOR
Space Foundation board member and author of 12 best-selling books
Charles "Charlie" Precourt
Vice President and General Manager, Space Launch Division, ATK
Vice President and General Manager, Military Space, Lockheed Martin
Managing Director, Toffler Associates
Learn more about Space Foundation New Generation Initiatives, click here.