Space Foundation Board of Directors — April 2023

Space Foundation 2022 board members
(back row, from left to right) Ed Zoiss, John Hyten, Hoyt Davidson, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Jeanne Meserve, Tom Wilson, Jim Chilton, Tom Feeney, Chris Browne, Lauren Smith, Paul Engola, Jeff Ashby (front row, from left to right) Frank Culbertson, Former Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor, Jeff Grant, Pete Trainer

Executive Committee

Jeffrey Grant
Chairman of Space Foundation Board of Directors, Former Sector Vice President and General Manager, Space Systems

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

Peter B. Trainer
Vice President & General Manager, Air & Space Force Solutions, BAE Systems

Tom Feeney
Partner, Fowler, Feeney & Associates | Of Counsel, Gray Robinson

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

Board Liaison

Kristie Webber
[email protected]



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

Jim Chilton
Senior Vice President, Senior Advisor, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Hoyt Davidson
Managing Partner, Near Earth LLC

Paul Engola
Executive Vice President, National Security Space, Leidos

Dr. Kam Ghaffarian
CEO and Founder, IBX

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

Jeanne Meserve
Host NatSec Tech Podcast
Former CNN and ABC News Correspondent

Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund
President, Committee on Space Research COSPAR

Tom Wilson
Corporate Vice President & President, Space Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman

Ed Zoiss
President, Space & Airborne Systems, L3 Harris

New Generation Space Leader
Lauren Smith
Program Manager, Satellite Servicing
Northrop Grumman

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
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

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
Gen. Howell M. Estes, III, USAF (Ret.)
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.
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
Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, USAF (Ret.)
VADM Richard H. Truly, USN (Ret.)
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
A. Thomas Young

Space Foundation Leadership

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  • Steve Eisenhart

    Senior Vice President – Strategic & International Affairs

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  • Elizabeth Y. Wagner

    Senior Vice President – Strategic Partnerships

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  • Thomas Dorame

    Senior Vice President — Symposium 365 Division

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  • Dr. John West

    Dr. John West

    Senior Vice President of Center of Innovation & Education

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  • Richard B. Cooper

    Vice President – Strategic Communications & Outreach

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  • Kelli Kedis Ogborn

    Kelli Kedis Ogborn

    Vice President – Space Commerce & Entrepreneurship

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  • Rob Henderson

    Vice President – Operations

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  • Suzanne Sakai Musgrave

    Vice President — Development

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