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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Charles Huettner

Charles Huettner
Executive Director
Aerospace States Association

Charles H. Huettner is the Executive Director of the Aerospace States Association (ASA), which is comprised of Lieutenant Governors and delegates from the nation’s fifty states. ASA works to establish national aerospace policy and enhance state aerospace education and economic development efforts. Huettner is also the President of Charles Huettner Associates, a consulting firm specializing in cross-government/industry aerospace strategies, problem solving, and coalition building.  He retired after 33 years of government service as the Executive Director of the Presidential “Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry”. Prior to this, Huettner was the Policy Advisor for Aviation for the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) in the Executive Office of the President and was responsible for interagency coordination and implementation of the Administration’s policies and programs related to aeronautics research and development; aviation safety, security, efficiency and environment; and GPS. He was the Executive Secretary of the FAA/NASA Executive Committee responsible for implementing the alliance, and Director for Aviation Safety Research at NASA, where he initiated the development of NASA’s aviation safety research initiative.  At the FAA, Huettner rose through the ranks from inspector to serve as the Deputy and Acting Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety. He retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserves, where he last served as the Reserve Augmentee to the Air Force Chief of Safety. Huettner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management from the University of Akron, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a diploma in theological studies from the Virginia Theological Seminary.

Participating Events

Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:15 p.m.:
Salon Luncheon A - UAS Integration: Commercial Opportunities in a Dynamic Regulatory Environment
By Invitation Only
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom A

If you are interested in attending this event please contact the Space Foundation Corporate Services team at [email protected]


Charles R. Lucy

Holland & Hart LLP

Allen Bishop

President and CEO
Reference Technologies, Inc.

Charles Huettner

Executive Director
Aerospace States Association

Ben Marcus

No Fly Zone

Victoria Strohmeyer

UAS Practitioner
Holland & Hart

Brian Wynne

AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems)


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