Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) elected new Board Leadership and Officers at its bi-annual Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C., on September 29, 2020.
Audrey Powers is CSF’s new Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. Powers is the Vice President of Legal & Compliance for Blue Origin. She is a seasoned policy and regulatory expert and has testified before Congress on commercial spaceflight regulatory matters.
Richard DalBello of Virgin Galactic is CSFs new Vice Chair, and Richard Pruss of BRPH is Treasurer. Taber MacCallum, of Space Perspective and CSF’s past Board Chair, and Tim Hughes of SpaceX will continue to serve as Officers of the Board. Caryn Schenewerk of Relativity Space and Jim Kuzma of Space Florida were elected to serve as new Officers of the Board.
“We welcome Audrey as the new CSF Chairwoman of the Board and look forward to her expert counsel and guidance on policy and regulatory issues that are critical to the commercial space sector’s continued growth and prosperity,” said CSF President Eric Stallmer. “Audrey, Rich, Richard, and returning Board members – Taber and Tim — and new Board members — Caryn and Jim — will provide strategic direction for CSF to ensure that, as an organization, we continue to stay true to our mission while expanding our position as the leading voice for the commercial space industry.”
“On behalf of the CSF members, we also extend our sincerest appreciation to Taber for his outstanding leadership while serving as Board Chair the past two years,” said Stallmer. “We also want to thank outgoing Officers of the Board, Todd Lindner of Jacksonville Aviation Authority and Karina Drees of Mojave Air and Space Port. Our growth as an organization and our ability to continue to advocate for policies that further enable growth and innovation in the commercial industry would not have been possible without their guidance and leadership,” concluded Stallmer.
About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is the leading voice for the commercial spaceflight industry. Founded in 2006, CSF and its 85+ members are laying the foundation for a sustainable space economy and democratizing access to space for scientists, students, civilians, and businesses. CSF members are responsible for the creation of thousands of high-tech jobs driven by billions of dollars in investment. Through the promotion of technology innovation, CSF is guiding the expansion of Earth’s economic sphere, bolstering U.S. leadership in aerospace, and inspiring America’s next generation of engineers and explorers.