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

Michael C. Gass

Michael C. Gass
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Michael Gass currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Space Foundation.  He was formerly the president and chief executive officer of United Launch Alliance.  In this role, Gass served as the principal strategic leader of the organization and oversaw all business management and operations.  Prior to that, he served as vice president and general manager of Space Transportation for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, responsible for the Atlas, Titan and Advanced Space Transportation product lines and all space launch activity.  Prior to this assignment, Gass served in a variety of operational and management positions for Lockheed Martin Space Systems, including vice president of the Atlas launch vehicle program and vice president of Production and Materiel Operations.  He previously served in a number of management positions with General Dynamics before its Space Systems Division was acquired by Martin Marietta, which later merged with the Lockheed Corporation to become Lockheed Martin Corporation.  Gass has a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University, and a master’s degree in management from the Sloan Fellows Program at Massachusetts 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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