New Generation Initiatives

New Generation Mentors Announced for 34th Space Symposium

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

Founded in 2008, the Space Foundation’s New Generation program targets aerospace professionals age 35 and younger and fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year. Our goal is to fuel the future for young professionals, be the driving force in helping them launch their careers further and propel them into a rewarding future.

The New Generation Space Leaders program at the 34th Space Symposium will give young professionals the opportunity to gain visibility and exposure to senior leaders while getting advice and insight on career development. The multi-dimensional New Generation Space Leaders program features speed mentoring, workshop sessions, keynotes, Q&A sessions, interactivity, social networking, receptions and exposure for some members as part of the Space Symposium agenda.

For 2018, the Space Symposium will be held April 16 – 19 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Confirmed New Generation mentors for the 34th Space Symposium include:

  • Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier, Director, Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • William Gattle, president of Harris Corporation’s Space and Intelligence Systems
  • Mike Gazarik, Vice President of Engineering for Ball Aerospace
  • Mary Lockhart, President and Chief Executive Officer, PEMDAS Technologies & Innovations
  • Paul Lockhart, Director of Engineering PEMDAS Technologies & Innovations, and former NASA astronaut
  • Kevin Mortensen, Director of Business Development, Intelligence & Security, BAE Systems
  • Scotty Van Sant, Senior Policy Analyst, USSTRATCOM
  • Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, European Space Agency

See more information about participating in the New Generation Space Leaders track at the 34th Space Symposium here.