Jeffrey D. Grant is sector vice president and general manager of Space Systems at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems and advanced technologies critical to our nation’s security. In this role, Grant leads the division which provides space solutions for civil, military, and restricted customers. Prior to this appointment, Grant was vice president of National Systems for Space Systems. Grant also served previously as the vice president of Business Development at Northrop Grumman’s former Space Technology sector, after joining the company via the acquisition of TRW in December 2002. Prior to joining TRW, he held a variety of government and private sector positions, including; serving as vice president and chief technical officer for Astrolink International, LLC, an international joint venture to develop and operate a global, broadband telecommunications satellite system. Before joining the private sector, Grant served for 21 years at the United States Central Intelligence Agency in positions at the CIA/National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Directorate of Science and Technology, and Directorate of Intelligence, Office of Scientific Intelligence. Grant received a Bachelor of Science in ocean engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Join us for a memorable and enjoyable Opening Ceremony! Hear opening remarks from Colorado Governor, John W. Hickenlooper, followed by a short welcome, presented by Space Foundation CEO, Elliot H. Pulham, an introduction of the Opening Ceremony corporate host, Jeffrey D. Grant with Northrop Grumman and presentation of awards. Enjoy performances by enra, creating magic by fusing technology and performance art.
Following Opening Ceremony festivities, the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and Pavilion will open at 7:30 p.m., for all to enjoy seeing the latest in global space technology. The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks show, beginning at 9 p.m., co-sponsored by Intelsat.