Former President
Cargo Airline Association
Steve Alterman is the Former President of the Cargo Airline Association, the nationwide trade organi...(read more)
Allegiant Air
Gregory C. Anderson became President in August 2022. He was promoted to Executive Vice President, Ch...(read more)
The Washington Post
Lori Aratani writes about transportation issues for The Washington Post. Her beat includes airlines ...(read more)
Montana Aerospace
“As Co-CEO of Montana Aerospace AG, Kai Arndt holds the responsibility for strategically and operati...(read more)
Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy
U.S. Travel Association
Tori Emerson Barnes is Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy, at the U.S. Travel Assoc...(read more)
Chief Strategy Officer
Space Tango
Alain Berinstain, Ph.D. is the Chief Strategy Officer at Space Tango. Alain leads the identification...(read more)
Cargo Airline Association
Lauren Beyer is the President of the Cargo Airline Association where she leads the Association in pr...(read more)
President & CEO
Frontier Airlines
Barry Biffle serves as president and chief executive officer of Frontier Airlines. Biffle has more t...(read more)
Former Administrator
Federal Aviation Administration
Marion C. Blakey serves as a non-executive director for several corporations and organizations, havi...(read more)
Founder and CEO
The Charles F. Bolden Group
Retired Marine Corps Major General Charles Frank Bolden Jr. was the Administrator of the National Ae...(read more)
President and CEO
National Business Aviation Association
Ed Bolen became the president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Washin...(read more)
Executive Vice President, Chief Policy Officer and Head of Strategic Advocacy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
As Executive Vice President, Chief Policy Officer and Head of Strategic Advocacy at the U.S. Chamber...(read more)
Vice President, Business Development
Mission Systems | Collins Aerospace
Bruce Brown is a vice president of Collins Aerospace, a business of RTX. Brown has responsibility fo...(read more)
John and Adrienne Mars Director
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Christopher Browne is the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Spac...(read more)
Chair, Cislunar Ecosystem Task Force (Project Clarity)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Robert (Bob) Brumley is the senior managing director of Marble Arch Partners, LLC and chair of the ...(read more)
President and CEO
Airports Council International - North America
Kevin M. Burke joined Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) as President and Chief...(read more)
President & CEO
Airlines for America
Nicholas E. Calio is president and CEO of Airlines for America (A4A), the trade association for the ...(read more)
President and CEO
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Suzanne P. Clark is president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a directo...(read more)
Founder & CEO
BETA Technologies
Kyle is an aerospace engineer, pilot, entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of BETA Technologies, a ...(read more)
Associate Administrator, Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
As the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transpor...(read more)
Senior Vice President, C_TEC
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Jordan Crenshaw serves as Vice President and leads the day-to-day operations at the U.S. Chamber of ...(read more)
Director, Office of Commerce
NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Richard DalBello is currently the Director of the Office of Space Commerce. In this role he is respo...(read more)
Managing Director
Liberty Strategic Capital
Michael D’Ambrosio serves as Managing Director for Liberty Strategic Capital, where he focuses prima...(read more)
NASA and Space Industry Reporter
The Washington Post
Christian Davenport is a staff writer at The Washington Post covering space for the Financial desk. ...(read more)
President and General Manager
Matt has over 20 years of experience in aviation through various roles including as a pilot, airport...(read more)
Chief Sustainability Officer
Delta Airlines
Amelia DeLuca serves as Chief Sustainability Officer at Delta Air Lines, leading the airline on its ...(read more)
Director of Aviation
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Kevin Dolliole began his aviation career at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport be...(read more)
Senior Managing Director
Seabury Capital Management
Patrick Henry Dowling is Senior Managing Director for Seabury Capital Management focusing on the Avi...(read more)
Vice President, Transportation, Infrastructure, and Supply Chain Policy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
John Drake is vice president for transportation, infrastructure, supply chain policy at the U.S. Cha...(read more)
CEO & Co-Founder
Venus Aerospace
Sassie Duggleby is the CEO and co-founder of Venus Aerospace. Prior to launching Venus, she was Laun...(read more)
President & CEO
Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District
DAVID N. EDWARDS, JR. has more than thirty years’ experience in airport management with strong crede...(read more)
Executive Director
Commercial Drone Alliance, Partner at Hogan Lovells
Widely recognized as one of the nation’s “top legal minds” in emerging technologies and advanced avi...(read more)
Chief Executive Officer
Guillaume Faury was appointed Airbus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in April 2019 and re-appointed in...(read more)
Managing Editor
Jacqueline Feldscher is the managing editor of Payload, and author of Polaris, Payload's weekly spac...(read more)
Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development
Jim Free is the associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate ...(read more)
Vice President, Business Development
Millennium Space Systems
Michael Gabor is vice president, Business Development at Millennium Space Systems, a Boeing Company....(read more)
iSpace Technologies U.S.
ispace-US CEO, Ron Garan is a former NASA astronaut, serial entrepreneur, humanitarian, and highly d...(read more)
Chief Executive Officer
Airbus U.S. Space & Defense
Robert A. Geckle, Jr. is Chief Executive Officer for Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. In this capac...(read more)
President and CEO
Spirit AeroSystems
Tom Gentile is president and chief executive officer for Spirit AeroSystems. From April 2016 to July...(read more)
Founder and CEO
Archer Aviation
Adam Goldstein is the Founder of Archer, a leading electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air...(read more)
Deputy Secretary
Department of Commerce
Graves brings decades of experience in the private sector, government, and nonprofits to the Departm...(read more)
Chairman, Subcommittee on Aviation
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Congressman Garret Graves is proud to represent nearly 800,000 people across south Louisiana. The d...(read more)
Vice President of Space Policy
Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Mary Guenther is the Vice President of Space Policy for the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF)....(read more)
Of Counsel
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Carol Hallett serves as counselor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She also serves as counselor to...(read more)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Gregory J. Hayes is the chairman and chief executive officer of RTX Corporation, responsible for lea...(read more)
Member, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
U.S. Senate (D-CO)
John Hickenlooper took an unconventional path to public office. A er starting out as a geologist, Joh...(read more)
Vice President, Government Relations, North America
Dan Hickey is the Vice President of Government Relations, North America for Embraer. Prior to j...(read more)
Vice President, Government Sales
Blue Origin
Lars Hoffman is Vice President, Government Sales for Blue Origin. As Vice President, Government Sal...(read more)
President & CEO
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.
Peter Ingram is the President and Chief Executive Officer for both Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., and its ...(read more)
Chief Executive Officer
American Airlines
Robert Isom is Chief Executive Officer of American Airlines Group and American Airlines, its princip...(read more)
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
As head of Government Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Evan Jenkins is responsible for devel...(read more)
Airline Reporter
Leslie Josephs currently covers the airline industry for CNBC and previously covered commodities, st...(read more)
Senior Project Leader
The Aerospace Corporation
Mr. Dennis J. Paul has 42 years’ experience in management, business development, program management,...(read more)
United Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Scott Kirby was appointed chief executive officer of United Airlines in 2020 just as United was faci...(read more)
Senior Vice President
Bank of America
Peter Knickerbocker is the Market Executive of our Mid-Atlantic Aerospace, Defense & Technology Grou...(read more)
Chairman and CEO
Airbus Americas, Inc.
C. Jeffrey (Jeff) Knittel is the Chairman and CEO of Airbus Americas, Inc. In addition, he is the He...(read more)
Head of Parametric Insurance Practice
Alex leads ICEYE's parametric insurance practice. He brings 25 years of broad re/insurance and finan...(read more)
Turkish Aerospace Industries
Prof. Kotil was born in 1959. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Department of A...(read more)
Managing Director, Alternative Risk Transfer & Innovation
Peter joined Aon in 2023 as Managing Director of Alternative Risk Transfer & Innovation. Prior to jo...(read more)
Ranking Member
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (D-WA-2)
Rick Larsen represents Washington state’s Second Congressional District, which includes portions of ...(read more)
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Capital Programs
Space Florida
Ron Lau serves as Space Florida’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Capital Programs....(read more)
Starfish Space
Austin Link is a co-founder at Starfish Space where he’s giving life to on-orbit services. At Starfi...(read more)
CEO & Founder
Ursa Space Systems, Inc.
Adam Maher is the CEO and founder of Ursa Space Systems Inc., whose satellite analytic services enab...(read more)
President and CEO
Regional Airline Association
Faye Malarkey Black serves as President and CEO of the Regional Airline Association and has led the ...(read more)
Vice President of U.S. Government Programs and Strategy
Umbra Space
Jason is the Vice President of Government Programs and Strategy at Umbra where he is responsible for...(read more)
Vice President, Strategy, Marketing & Corporate Development
Thales North America
Jacob Markish is the vice president of strategy and marketing for Thales North America. In his role,...(read more)
CNES Representative and Space Attaché
Embassy of France in the USA, Washington D.C.
Nicolas Maubert is the Representative of CNES (French Space Agency) and Space Attaché to the French ...(read more)
Vice President, Strategy & Transformation, Connected Aviation Solutions
Collins Aerospace
Erin McCleave is the vice president of Connected Aviation Solutions (CAS) Strategy & Transformatio...(read more)
Deputy Administrator
Col. (USAF, ret) Pam Melroy was sworn in as the NASA deputy administrator on June 21, 2021. As de...(read more)
House of Representatives (R-NY-19)
Congressman Marcus J. Molinaro was elected to serve New York’s 19th Congressional District in Novemb...(read more)
Ranking Member, Aviation Subcommittee, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
U.S. Senate (R-KS)
Kansans first elected Jerry Moran to the United States Senate in 2010. Since joining the U.S. Senate...(read more)
Head of Policy, Regulatory, and Community Affairs
Margaret is the Head of Global Policy, Regulatory and Community Affairs at Wing where she leverages ...(read more)
Executive Director for Space Policy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
John Neal serves as the Executive Director for Space Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he...(read more)
Since 2016 Newell has served as CEO of Orizon Aerostructures. Headquartered in Kansas City, Orizon i...(read more)
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
True Anomaly
Tom translates intractable national security requirements and space operator challenges into True An...(read more)
Chief Safety Officer
Archer Aviation
Billy Nolen is the Chief Safety Officer at Archer. While serving as the acting administrator at the ...(read more)
President & CEO
National Air Carrier Association
George Novak is the president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Air Carrier Associat...(read more)
Senior Underwriter
Gabe Okolski is a Senior Underwriter on AXA XL’s Americas-based Political Risk and Credit team. With...(read more)
Co-Founder & CEO
Tom was the former COO of prominent eVTOL startup BETA Technologies, where he collaborated with Mark...(read more)
Deputy Assistant to the President, Executive Secretary
National Space Council
Mr. Chirag Parikh was appointed by the President as the Executive Secretary of the National Space Co...(read more)
Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
David Pekoske was first confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Transportation Security Administration’s...(read more)
Lead Producer
Magdalena Petrova currently produces short documentaries about technology for, with a conce...(read more)
Managing Partner, 3P Enterprises, Operating Partner, Corsair Infrastructure
Board Member, Vantage Airport Group
John D. Porcari is a nationally-recognized public and private sector infrastructure leader, deliveri...(read more)
President and CEO
Metropolitan Washington, Airports Authority
John E. “Jack” Potter is the President and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. T...(read more)
Chief Executive Officer
Space Foundation
As the new CEO of Space Foundation, Heather Pringle will lead the world’s premier nonprofit advocate...(read more)
Chief Economist
Milky Way Economy
Mr. Pullen is the Chief Economist of Milky Way Economy (MWE), a fifth industrial revolution think ta...(read more)
Co-Founder & CEO
CAG Holdings, LLC
Amit Rikhy is Co-founder and CEO of CAG Holdings, Carlyle’s dedicated investment and development pla...(read more)
Senior Vice President for Cyber, Space, and National Security Policy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Christopher D. Roberti is senior vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is responsible f...(read more)
Co-Founder and CEO
Reliable Robotics
Robert’s deep engineering experience spans over 20 years across aerospace, self-driving cars and rob...(read more)
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel believes that the future belongs to...(read more)
Joey Roulette is a journalist for Reuters covering the space industry, NASA and international space ...(read more)
Artemis Mission Manager
PERSONAL DATA: Michael Sarafin was born in 1972 in Herkimer, N.Y., and graduated from Richfield Spr...(read more)
Chief Scientific Officer
After receiving his PhD from the University of Utah in synthetic organic chemistry, Dr Kenneth Savin...(read more)
CEO and Founder
Boom Supersonic
Blake Scholl founded Boom Supersonic in September 2014 with the goal of making high-speed travel mai...(read more)
Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations
Jeff Shockey leads Global Government Relations for RTX. He is responsible for working with gove...(read more)
Assistant Program Executive, Commercial Space Division
Brittani J. Sims is an Assistant Program Executive in the Commercial Space Division at NASA Headquar...(read more)
Counselor for Space Affairs
Embassy of Canada to the United States
Working for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Jill Smyth is Counselor for Space Affairs at the Embass...(read more)
Lufthansa Group
Carsten Spohr has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lufthansa Group since May 1, 2014...(read more)
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy
Voyager Space
Eric Stallmer is the Executive Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy for Voyager S...(read more)
Chief Executive Officer
Atlas Air Worldwide
Mr. Steen has more than 30 years of experience in global aviation and logistics, including 16 years ...(read more)
Vice President, Government and External Relations
Axiom Space
A thought leader with deep policy expertise spanning the entire space enterprise, Jared Stout over...(read more)
Head of Programs
Astroscale, U.S.
Ian Thomas is the Head of Programs with Astroscale, U.S. where he is responsible for the successful ...(read more)
Crown Consulting, Inc.
Justin serves as President of Crown Consulting, Inc., where he leads teams that advise both governme...(read more)
Chief Executive Officer
Sierra Space
Tom is the CEO of Sierra Space, a leading commercial space company. Prior to Sierra Space, Tom was t...(read more)
Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention and Law Enforcement Policy
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Samantha Vinograd is the Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention and Law Enfo...(read more)
President & CEO
Helicopter Association International
James A. Viola joined Helicopter Association International (HAI) as President and CEO in January 202...(read more)
Space Counsellor, Embassy of Italy
Embassy of Italy
Colonel Aniello VIOLETTI was born in Naples on January 17th, 1975. He started his career in 1994...(read more)
Air Transport World
Karen Walker is Group Air Transport Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Week Network, and Air Transport World ...(read more)
Vice President, Government and Commercial Programs
United Launch Alliance
Gary L. Wentz, Jr. is vice president, Government and Commercial Programs for United Launch Alliance ...(read more)
Astronaut, Director of Human Space Flight
Axiom Space
Peggy Whitson, Ph.D., America’s most experienced astronaut, is serving as commander on the Axiom Mis...(read more)
Commonwealth of Virginia
Born in Richmond and raised in Virginia Beach, Governor Glenn Youngkin is a homegrown Virginian from...(read more)
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Brian is responsible for the strategic direction of Wisk and oversees al...(read more)
Chief Strategy Officer
HawkEye 360
Patrick is the Chief Strategy Officer for HawkEye 360, driving company growth and product strategy i...(read more)
Rachael Zisk is a reporter for Payload, a daily newsletter that covers the business and policy of sp...(read more)