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New Generation Space Leaders Program offers Mentoring, Advice at the 29th National Space Symposium

During the 29th National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation will help participants 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.

Mentors scheduled to meet with New Generation participants at the Space Symposium, Monday afternoon, April 8, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., include:

  • John Celli, president, SSL
  • Brig. Gen. Cary C. Chun, USAF, Ret., senior vice president, Space & Intelligence, ASRC Federal
  • Jim Crocker, vice president and general manager, Civil Space Lockheed Martin
  • John Elbon, vice president and general manager, Space Exploration Boeing Defense, Space & Security
  • Michael C. Gass, president & chief executive officer, United Launch Alliance (ULA)
  • Travis Langster, vice president, DoD and Intel Space Business Development Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)
  • Col. Steven W. Lindsey, USAF, Ret., director, Flight Operations, Space Systems Group, Sierra Nevada Corporation 
  • James (Jim) Maser, president, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne 
  • Maj. Gen. Roosevelt Mercer, Jr., USAF, Ret., vice president, Government, Commercial & International Initiatives ITT Exelis, Inc.
  • Serge Plattard, Ph.D., resident fellow, European Space Policy Institute
  • Richard Pournelle, senior vice president, business development, NanoRacks
  • Kay Sears, president, Intelsat General
  • Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein, USAF, director, Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations, Air Force Space Command 
  • Deborah Westphal, managing director, Toffler Associates
  • John Williams, president & CEO, Universal Space Network

An additional networking opportunity at the Space Symposium this year is the New Generation Space Leaders Breakfast, to be held Wednesday morning, April 10, in The Broadmoor Hotel Main Ballroom.

The Space Symposium's New Generation Space Leaders program also includes a luncheon with featured speaker Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president, Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems, panel discussions and receptions. See all of the details here.


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