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

John Williams

John Williams
President & CEO
Universal Space Network

John E. Williams is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Space Network (USN), responsible for the management and growth of USN’s mission-critical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.  Williams has 35 years of aerospace and defense experience gained through extensive military and private industry careers.  He currently serves as the Chairman for the National Defense Industrial Association Space Division and is a member of the NDIA Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Workforce Division.  Prior to joining USN, Williams served with ATK Aerospace Systems as Director of Business Development for the Spacecraft Systems & Services division, where he was responsible for strategic direction, competitive intelligence, business development and proposals for small satellites, components and engineering services. Prior to ATK, he spent nine years with Booz Allen Hamilton as a Senior Associate leading a special projects team that specialized in the national security space and industrial base arena and produced landmark national reviews on space launch, the space industrial base and the defense industrial base. Williams is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, having served 21 years in a variety of national security space-related roles such as Commander of the Air Force Satellite Control Network, the Air Force's space force programmer and aide-de-camp to the Air Force Chief of Staff.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from of Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Space Operations from Air Force Institute of Technology.

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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