Mentors

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