Leadership

Space Foundation Board of Directors — November 2023

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(back row, left to right) Jim Chilton (departed April 2024), Sam Greaves, Lauren Smith, Chris Browne, Wolfgang Dueer, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Paul Engola, Kam Ghaffarian, Rob Fleming, Jeff Ashby, Hoyt Davidson, Ed Zoiss, Michelle Parker, Robert Fleming, Tom Feeney (seated, front row) John Hyten, Frank Culbertson, Space Foundation CEO Heather Pringle, Jeff Grant, Pete Trainer(back row, left to right) Jim Chilton (departed April 2024), Sam Greaves, Lauren Smith, Chris Browne, Wolfgang Dueer, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Paul Engola, Kam Ghaffarian, Rob Fleming, Jeff Ashby, Hoyt Davidson, Ed Zoiss, Michelle Parker, Robert Fleming, Tom Feeney (seated, front row) John Hyten, Frank Culbertson, Space Foundation CEO Heather Pringle, Jeff Grant, Pete Trainer

Executive Committee

Chairman
Jeffrey Grant
Former Sector Vice President and General Manager, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Vice Chairman
CAPT Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., USN (Ret.)
President, Higher Flight LLC

Secretary
Col. Peter B. Trainer, USAF (Ret.)
Principal, Trainer Strategies, LLC

Treasurer
Tom Feeney
Senior Partner of Counsel, Fowler, Feeney and Associates, P.A.

Member-at-Large
Gen. John Hyten, USAF (Ret.)
Former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Board Liaison

Kristie Webber
[email protected]

 

Directors

CAPT Jeff Ashby, USN (Ret.)
Former Chief of Mission Assurance, Blue Origin

Christopher U. Browne
John and Adrienne Mars Director, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Hoyt Davidson
Founder and Managing Partner, Near Earth LLC

Wolfgang Duerr
Head of Global Business Space Exploration, Airbus Defence and Space

Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund
President, Committee on Space Research COSPAR

Paul Engola
Independent Director, Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation

Dr. Robert Fleming
Corporate Vice President & President, Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Dr. Kam Ghaffarian
CEO and Founder, IBX

Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, USAF (Ret.)
Former Director, Missile Defense Agency

Robert Lightfoot
Executive Vice President, Space, Lockheed Martin

Dr. Michelle Parker
Vice President, Space Mission Systems, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Ed Zoiss
President, Space & Airborne Systems, L3Harris Technologies

New Generation Space Leader
Lauren Smith
Program Manager, In-Space Refueling, Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems

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.)
John B. Higginbotham
The Honorable Kenneth B. Kramer
Lon C. Levin
The Honorable Jaime Oaxaca
Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF (Ret.)
Kathryn C. Thornton, Ph.D.
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
Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Ph.D.
Alice Bunn, Ph.D.
Jaleh Daie, Ph.D.
John W. Elbon
Gary W. Ervin
William MacDonald Evans
The Honorable Don Fuqua
The Honorable E. J. Garn
Michael C. Gass
Paul Graziani
CAPT Frederick H. Hauck, USN (Ret.)
James B. Hayes
W. Bruce Kopper
Alexis C. Livanos, Ph.D.
Joanne M. Maguire
Fritz Merkle, Ph.D.
The Honorable Bill Nelson
Gen. John L. Piotrowski, USAF (Ret.)
The Honorable Charles Robb
Kay N. Sears
Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D.
Col. Brewster Shaw, Jr., USAF (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
Eugene F. “Gene” Kranz
CAPT James A. Lovell, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Joanne M. Maguire
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
A. Thomas Young

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