Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is the fuel and fire of the National Security Space Association. These esteemed members bring great knowledge and expertise in supporting the national security space enterprise. As we work towards fostering new and exciting relationships that benefit and protect the national security space community, our Board of Directors are there to lead the way.

Joseph K. Dodd

Joseph K. Dodd

Chair of the Board, NSSA; Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Linquest
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Frank Backes

Chief Executive Officer, Capella Space
Major General Clint Crosier, USAF (Ret.)

Major General Clint Crosier, USAF (Ret.)

Director, AWS Global Space Business
Maria Demaree

Maria Demaree

Vice President and General Manager, Mission Solutions, Lockheed Martin Space
Michael P. Dempsey

Michael P. Dempsey

Vice President, Northrop Grumman Corporate, Strategy & Development, Space, Intelligence & Cyber
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Alex Gross

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategist for Defense & Intelligence, Parsons
Jerry Howe

Jerry Howe

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Leidos
Steven D. Jacques

Steve Jacques

USAF (Ret), Executive Director and Founder, NSSA; Managing Partner, Velos
Stephen Kitay

Stephen Kitay

Senior Director, Azure Space, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy
David A. Logan

David A. Logan

Vice President & General Manager, C4ISR Systems, BAE Systems
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Brian Loggins

President, RGi
Chris Long

Chris Long

Vice President and General Manager, Space & Intelligence Systems, General Dynamics
General Lester L. Lyles

General Lester L. Lyles

USAF (Ret), Former Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
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Eliahu (Eli) H. Niewood, Sc.D.

Vice President, Air and Space Forces, MITRE’s National Security Sector
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Dr. Michelle Parker

Space Mission Systems organization within Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Gregory Pejic, Strategic Account Director for National Security Space in the Intelligence Group at Leidos

Gregory Pejic

National Security Space Account Manager, Leidos, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy
Dan Piemont

Dan Piemont

Cofounder and Chief Financial Officer, ABL Space Systems
Lee Rizzo

Lee Rizzo

Vice President, Government Affairs, SAIC
Leo Vezzali

Leo Vezzali

Director, Business Development & Strategy, Zoic Labs
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Kent Wilcher

Chief Growth Officer and Senior Vice President for KBR's U.S. Government Business