Our partnerships with student organizations are making thousands of talented young people aware of career opportunities in commercial space and satellite.  To do that work, we depend on experts in our membership to serve as mentors to student groups and individual students.  They participate in conference calls, review information and offer advice.  When we sponsor student competitions, they serve as our judges.  We honor their contributions and thank them for helping our industry gain its share of the best and brightest among the next generation.

Current Mentors

  Joseph Amor
  Vice President and General Manager, Microspace Communications


  Edward Ashford
  President, Ashford Aerospace Consulting


                          Tom Butash
                          Engineering Fellow, BAE Systems

Bradley Cheatham
President & CEO, Advanced Space

Ariane Cornell
Business Development & Strategy, Blue Origin


  Denis Curtin
  Member, Satellite Hall of Fame


Jennifer Dawson
Product Assurance Program Manager, Space Systems Loral

Jared Gill
Technical Director / Deputy Program Manager, Space Systems Loral


Roger Franklin
President & CEO, Crystal

  Dawn Harms
  Vice President, Business Development, Boeing Space Systems International

  Susan Irwin
  President, Irwin Communications
  Member, Satellite Hall of Fame


  Kathleen Karika
  Business Development, Commercial Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Nao Murakami
Spacecraft Systems Engineer, Space Systems Loral

  Eloy Salcedo
  Senior Customer Solutions Engineer
  Intelsat Global Sales & Marketing Ltd.

Sidney Skjei
President, Skjei Consulting

  Chris Stott
  Chairman & CEO, ManSat
  Mentor of the Year 2015