AIA Names New Vice President for Space Systems

AIA PR — Frank Slazer, an executive with nearly 30 years of experience on space policy issues and programs, has joined AIA as the Vice President of Space Systems.

Most recently, Slazer developed and implemented business development strategies across the NASA civil space market for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. He was responsible for developing and managing customer relationships and all aspects of the business acquisition process.


Slazer was also director of Civil Space business development at United Launch Alliance and The Boeing Company. At Boeing he was involved in a variety of programs, including the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle, Space Shuttle and International Space Station. He represented Boeing to senior NASA, DOD, executive branch, international and congressional customers. During his time at Boeing, one of his roles was chairing the AIA Space Council from 2000 through 2001—the organization he will now be responsible for supporting.

“Frank’s experience with all aspects of the space market will be an enormous asset,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “He brings a strong and respected voice to our advocacy efforts to maintain America’s leadership in space.”

Slazer also serves as President of the American Astronautical Society. He has undergraduate degrees in political science and aerospace engineering from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.

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Founded in 1919 shortly after the birth of flight, the Aerospace Industries Association is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, homeland and cyber security systems, materiel and related components, equipment services and information technology.