Washington, D.C. – Mary Guenther has joined the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) as its new Director of Space Policy.
“CSF is thrilled to have Mary as part of our team where she is leading policy development and advocacy efforts that enable fair and open competition and spur innovation for the commercial space industry,” said Karina Drees, CSF President.
Before joining CSF, Guenther served as a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee where she was responsible for developing space, manufacturing, and science legislation. She worked on NASA, NSF, NIST, FAA AST, and the DOC Office of Space Commerce oversight and key legislative initiatives including the United States Innovation and Competition Act, which incorporated the NASA Authorization Act of 2019.
“It’s an honor to join the CSF team and be part of the extraordinary community of commercial space companies and see – firsthand – the commitment and innovation that is spurring our nation’s leadership in space,” said Guenther.
Guenther previously served as a Legislative Assistant and Special Assistant at the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. A Maryland native, Guenther earned a Bachelor’s degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Public Communications with a second major in Economics from American University.
About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is the leading voice for the commercial spaceflight industry. Founded in 2006, CSF and its 90 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.