Sanford to Leave Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Washington, DC – Tommy Sanford, Executive Director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, is joining Blue Origin, effective January 31, 2022. Sanford has served as Executive Director of CSF since 2014.

“Tommy has been an integral part of this organization over the past eight years during a period of substantial industry growth,” said Karina Drees, President of CSF. “He has led a number of efforts to help shape CSF, but more importantly, to get the commercial spaceflight industry the attention it deserved on the Hill and within multiple Administrations. I am grateful for his contributions to the industry and to the organization, and congratulate him on his new role!”

CSF will be expanding the team to meet the legislative and advocacy priorities of its member companies. In the interim, Drees will handle policy and outreach for CSF.

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.

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