Leadership

Space Foundation Board of Directors

Space Foundation Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chairman
Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF (Ret.)
Former Commander, Air Force Space Command

Vice Chairman
Kathryn C. Thornton, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Virginia
Former NASA astronaut

Secretary
P.J. O'Rourke
Author and Political Satirist

Treasurer
Hoyt Davidson
Managing Partner, Near Earth LLC

Member-at-Large
Lon C. Levin
President and CEO of GEOshare
Director Emeritus, Space Foundation Board of Directors

Directors

Christopher U. Browne
Deputy Director, National Air and Space Museum

Alice Bunn, Ph.D.
Director of Policy, UK Space Agency

Lisa Callahan
Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems

James H. Chilton
Senior Vice President, Space and Missile Systems, Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS)

The Honorable Thomas C. Feeney, III
President and CEO, Associated Industries of Florida

Michael C. Gass
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance

William Gattle
President, Harris Corporation Space and Intelligence Systems

Jeffrey D. Grant
Sector Vice President and General Manager, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Blake E. Larson
Chief Operating Officer, Orbital ATK

Amy Mainzer, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Fritz Merkle, Ph.D.
Member of the Executive Board, OHB

Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D.
Director, Systems Engineering Programs, Colorado State University Former NASA Astronaut

Peter B. Trainer
Vice President and Air Force Operations Manager, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Richard R. Yuse
Vice President, Raytheon Company, President, Space and Airborne Systems

New Generation Space Leader
Phil Larson
Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, University of Colorado Boulder, College of Engineering & Applied Science

Chairman Emeritus

William B. Tutt

President Emeritus

Richard P. MacLeod

Directors Emeritus

William F. Ballhaus, Jr., Ph.D.
ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Martin C. Faga
John B. Higginbotham
The Honorable Kenneth B. Kramer
Lon C. Levin
Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
The Honorable Jaime Oaxaca
The Honorable Robert S. Walker

Space Foundation Founders

J. Braxton Carter
The Honorable William Hybl
The Honorable Kenneth B. Kramer

Life Directors

The Honorable Edward C. Aldridge, Jr.
Richard F. Ambrose
Anita M. Antenucci
The Honorable Barbara M. Barrett
James M. Beggs
Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Ph.D.
Jaleh Daie, Ph.D.
John W. Elbon
Gary W. Ervin
Gen. Howell M. Estes, III, USAF (Ret.)
William MacDonald Evans
The Honorable Don Fuqua
The Honorable E. J. Garn
Paul Graziani
CAPT Frederick H. Hauck, USN (Ret.)
James B. Hayes
W. Bruce Kopper
Alexis C. Livanos, Ph.D.
Joanne M. Maguire
The Honorable Bill Nelson
Gen. John L. Piotrowski, USAF (Ret.)
The Honorable Charles Robb
Kay N. Sears
Col. Brewster Shaw, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
VADM Richard H. Truly, USN (Ret.)
David Weldon, M.D.
Heidi R. Wood

Honorary Members

The Honorable Edward C. Aldridge, Jr.
Buzz Aldrin, Ph.D.
Norman R. Augustine
Jean-Jacques Dordain
Dr. Charles Elachi
CAPT James A. Lovell, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Dr. Hans Mark
The Honorable Peter B. Teets
VADM Richard H. Truly, USN (Ret.)
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
A. Thomas Young
CAPT John W. Young, USN (Ret.)

Space Foundation Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Zelibor joined the Space Foundation as Chief Executive Officer in April 2017. From Space Foundation headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., he oversees more than 50 team members across the U.S., including a Washington, D.C. office, and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space… Read more

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer for the Space Foundation, Brunswick serves as a corporate officer, and is responsible for Space Foundation operations, facilities, processes and personnel. Functions reporting to her include education, philanthropy, marketing and communication, operations, human… Read more

Chief Financial Officer

Holly Roberts is the chief financial officer of the Space Foundation, responsible for managing the accounting, contracts and business functions that support the Space Foundation. Since joining the Space Foundation in 1987, she has developed the financial structure to meet the requirements of a… Read more

Senior Vice President - Strategic & International Affairs

As head of international affairs, Eisenhart is principally responsible for the Space Foundation's global strategy and relationships with international space agencies and organizations, foreign embassies and U.S. organizations involved with global space programs. He is directly responsible for… Read more

Senior Vice President - Strategic Partnerships

Elizabeth Wagner is responsible for managing the Space Foundation's strategic partnerships with the space industry, emerging space entities, media outlets, educational institutions and any other businesses or organizations with interest in advancing space policy and commerce. As such, she… Read more

Vice President - Marketing and Communications

Overseeing marketing and communications efforts across the Space Foundation enterprise, Kevin Cook works with a team of graphic designers, web developers, program managers and executive leadership to create and implement strategies to achieve mission goals. A member of the Space Foundation team… Read more

Vice President - Washington Operations

As vice president - Washington Operations, Brendan Curry leads the Space Foundation's government affairs efforts based in Washington, D.C., serving as principal interface with key customers, staff and officials in the Administration, Congress, space industry and federal agencies including NASA… Read more

Vice President – Education

Bryan DeBates administers the development and implementation of the Space Foundation's education programs that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. This includes establishing project goals and developing education programs, including the popular Discover the… Read more

Vice President – Finance and Accounting

Jane Rasplicka is responsible for managing a variety of financial aspects for the Space Foundation, including maintenance of financial records based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, purchasing and inventory, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable, banking, financial… Read more

Vice President - Operations

Kathy Vinson is responsible for direction and leadership of all operational areas for the Space Foundation, including customer relations, external events, information technology, legal matters, volunteer resources, facilities and infrastructure. She joined the Space Foundation in 2009, and since… Read more

Special Advisors

Special Advisor - International Affairs

William Van Rensalier Parker is the Principal of Global Engagement Solutions, LLC and the Director of International and Domestic Operations for Strategic Solutions Integrated,… Read more