Space News reports that Eric Stallmer will replace outgoing Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Michael Lopez-Alegria in September.
Stallmer has served as vice president government affairs at Analytical Graphics since 2001. Previous to that position, Stallmer had served as president of the Space Transportation Association.
UPDATE: Here’s the Federation’s press release:
Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Eric Stallmer has been named as its next President. Stallmer will join CSF staff in September and will assume the position of President following the departure of Michael Lopez-Alegria.
Stallmer comes to CSF from serving as Vice President of Government Relations at Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI) in Washington, DC, where he oversaw, developed and implemented the company’s global legislative and regulatory strategy in a variety of areas including aerospace, defense, and civil industries.
Stallmer has considerable space-related experience, including serving as President of the Space Transportation Association (STA) prior to his time with AGI. In that role, he oversaw all aspects of STA and handled day-to-day operations in addition to long-term strategic plans. Stallmer also directed and managed outreach to policymakers including Congress, NASA, and the Departments of Defense, Commerce, and Transportation.
“We are very pleased to have Eric as a part of CSF leadership,” said CSF Chairman Stuart Witt. “He has long been an advocate for commercial spaceflight, and will now be in a position to make an even greater impact on the industry at the helm of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.”
“I am honored to accept the position of President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation,” Stallmer stated. “I am looking forward to joining the team and working with the membership as it continues to promote the growth of the commercial spaceflight sector.”
About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
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