Dave Cavossa


Dave Cavossa is President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF), officially joining on June 3, 2024.  Mr. Cavossa is a long-time space and satellite industry executive working at the intersection of commercial space, government affairs, and government services.  Cavossa also was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug in 2015 and started his own tech startup in the golf industry which he built, funded and sold recently to a competitor before moving back into Space industry.  In addition to building his own Space 2.0 Consulting LLC, Dave was most recently lead for the U.S. government business at Agility Beyond Space (ABS) – a GEO FSS Satellite operator based in Dubai.

Dave likes to think he has seen the space industry from every perspective – government employee, sales and business development executive, operations manager, P&L owner, startup founder, consultant, and now 2 x time trade association leader.  Throughout his career in the space and satellite industry Mr. Cavossa has held various leadership and staff-level roles.  At the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) he served for 6 years as Executive Director and Chair of the Board.  He also served in various executive roles with multiple satellite/defense contractors including Harris Corporation, CapRock Government Solutions, and Arrowhead Global Solutions.  Mr. Cavossa also began his career in 2001 at NASA Headquarters in D.C., as an intern, working in the Legislative Affairs and International Relations offices.

Mr. Cavossa was a Space Policy Fellow and holds a Master’s Degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from The George Washington University Space Policy Institute. David completed an Exec Certificate Program in Business and Strategic Marketing from Northwestern University. David also obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Astronomy, and Political Science from Wheaton College, in Massachusetts.

Mr. Cavossa lives in Warrenton, VA with his wife Ashley Basquin-Cavossa – a fellow trade association executive who leads political affairs for the Investment Company Institute (ICI) in D.C.  They have two boys – Langdon (14) and Barrett (10) who keep them on travel baseball and flag football fields literally every week and weekend for 48 weeks a year.

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