New Mexico Spaceport Transition Team Begins Work


As Governor Susana Martinez’s administration continues to review all aspects of the state’s budget in order to ensure the best and most prudent use of taxpayer money, the Governor’s Spaceport Transition Team has begun its review of operations at Spaceport America.

The transition team will review and advise Governor Martinez and Economic Development Secretary-designate Jon Barela on the project’s operations, financing, and contracts.

Transition team members are:

  • Chairman Sherman McCorkle, President and CEO, SS&TP Development Corporation;
  • Christine Anderson, Director of Requirements at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio;
  • Governor Garrey Carruthers, former Governor of New Mexico;
  • Sid Gutierrez, former NASA astronaut, former Air Force Pilot, former Manager of Strategic Initiatives Department at Sandia National Laboratories;
  • Tom Hutchinson, retired Navy Captain and former Naval aviator, owner of La Posta Restaurant in Mesilla, NM;
  • Dan Keeling, CPA, Vice President of Internal Audit at Sun Healthcare Group, former accountant at KPMG.