Board of Directors

WSBR is a volunteer organization governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by its paying members. The Board of Directors annually elects a Chairman and appoints members to lead committees devoted to specific WSBR goals and objectives, such as Programs, Membership and Education. The Board and Committee activities are governed by the WSBR Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.

Board of Directors 2023/2024

Office & Committee Chairs

Rob Scheige


Willis Towers Watson

Courtney Stadd

Vice President

Capitol Alliance Solutions

Bob Whearty


Optimum Technologies

Cody Knipfer

Programs Chair

Global Science & Technology, Inc. – supporting the NOAA Office of Space Commerce

Alex Coultrup

Programs Co-Chair

Starfish Space

Shiv Patel

Education Chair


Seamus Kane

Marketing Chair

Willis Towers Watson 

Stephen Ganote

Membership Chair

Oliver Wyman

Ben Kron

Auction Chair

York Space Systems

Sariah Fischer

Auction Co-Chair

Spider Oak Mission Systems

At-Large Board Members

Charles Thornton, Northrop Grumman
Jon Bennett, SES Space & Defense
Andy Bunker, Rocket Lab USA
Hope Damphousse, Ball Aerospace
Tim Hughes, Space X
Aaron Lewis, Arianespace
Robbie Sabathier, ULA
Drew Svor, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP
Ryan Scirocco, Collins Aerospace

Marketing & Event Management

The GA Team

Past Presidents

2020-2022 Sally Richardson, Northrop Grumman
2018-2020 Erin Neal, Velocity Government Relations
2016-2018 Richard Parker, Assure Space
2014-2016 Janice Starzyk, International Launch Services
2012-2014 Stephen Ganote, Avascent
2010-2012 Dennis Granato, Lockheed Martin Washington Operations
2008-2010 Andrea Maleter, Futron Corporation
2007-2008 Eric Stallmer, AGI
2004-2006 Roscoe Moore III, PeerSat
2002-2004 Mark Quinn, Willis Inspace
2000-2002 Frank Weaver, The Boeing Company
1998-2000 Jerald Howe, Jr., Veridian Corporation
1997-1998 Chris Wheal, Altair Aerospace Corporation
1996-1997 Brian Dailey, Lockheed Martin
1995-1996 Diane Murphy, Federal City Communications
1994-1995 Tony Trujillo, Intelsat
1993-1994 Mary Ann Elliott, Arrowhead Space & Telecommunications
1992-1993 Bill Schick, KPMG Peat Marwick
1991-1992 John Higginbotham, Space VestI
1990-1991 Dutch von Ehrenfried, TADCORPS
1989-1990 Frank DiBello, KPMG Peat Marwick
1988-1989 John Egan, The Egan Group
1987-1988 Douglas Heydon, Arianespace, Inc.
1985-1987 David W. Thompson, Orbital Sciences Corporation