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

Dan Collins

Dan Collins
Chief Operating Officer
United Launch Alliance

Dan Collins is the chief operating officer for United Launch Alliance (ULA). Collins is responsible for the operation of the Atlas and Delta expendable launch vehicle programs, including design, engineering, integration, production, quality assuranceand program management.  Before joining ULA, Collins served as vice president of the Launch Systems Division for The Boeing Company, where he oversaw the Delta launch vehicle, Titan payload fairing and Sea Launch payload accommodations programs. He was also responsible for Boeing Launch Services, the contract and marketing organization for the Delta and Sea Launch vehicles.  Prior to this assignment, Collins was vice president and program manager of the Boeing Delta program, overseeing the Delta II and Delta IV launch vehicle families. He also served as vice president and program manager of the Boeing Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) effort where he was responsible for the development and production of the Delta IV for the U.S. Air Force EELV program, after serving as the program manager for the Delta III program.  Collins began his career at McDonnell Douglas in 1990 as a structural analysis engineer on the Space Station Freedom program. He held several positions of increasing responsibility and served on the integrated product team for the International Space Station’s pressurized elements. Before joining McDonnell Douglas, Collins worked for the Northrop Corporation.  Collins has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Participating Events

Monday, April 13, 2015
3:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.:
New Generation Leadership Exchange: Speed Mentoring
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor Main Ballroom
Senior Mentors:

Amir R. Blachman

Managing Director
Space Angels Network

Rick Byrens

Alliance Spacesystems

Brig. Gen. Cary Chun, USAF (Ret.)

Senior Vice President Client Relations
ASRC Federal

BG Timothy R. Coffin

Commanding General
White Sands Missile Range

Dan Collins

Chief Operating Officer
United Launch Alliance

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux

President and COO
Escape Dynamics Inc.

Michael C. Gass

Former President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Philippe Hazane

Space attaché & CNES Representative
Embassy of France

Sandy Johnson

President and CEO
Barrios Technology

Gregory Johnson

President & Executive Director
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Janet Nickloy

Vice President, National Strategy & Business Development
Harris Corporation

Dara A. Panahy

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Chirag Parikh

Director of Space Policy
National Security Council, The White House

The Honorable Patricia Grace Smith

Former FAA Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation
Principal, Patti Grace Smith Consulting, L.L.C.

John Williams

President & CEO
Universal Space Network


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