Blake Larson

Blake Larson joins the Board following a distinguished 40-year career with Orbital ATK and Northrop Grumman. Blake recently retired from Northrop Grumman as the Corporate Vice President and the President of its Space Sector. Northrop Grumman is a space and launch systems provider served national security, civil and commercial customers, and solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense, and cyberspace and has 90,000 employees worldwide, with $35 billion in annual revenue. At Northrop Grumman, Larson oversaw the […]

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Christopher Marzilli

Chris Marzilli has 40 year career with the combination of GTE/GD (GTE Government Systems was acquired by General Dynamics in 1999). Chris was the Executive Vice President of the General Dynamics’ Technologies group, with currently $13B in annual revenue, and about 40,000 employees (representing approximately 32% and 40% of the GD total, respectively), include the DoD, Intelligence Community, Fed/Civ agencies (including NASA, FAA), and foreign governments. Chris was responsible for the integration of C4 Systems […]

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Hon. Jerry MacArthur Hultin

​Jerry was the 15th President of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He currently serves as Chairman of the New York Academy of Sciences.​ ​Jerry was the United States Under Secretary of the Navy under President Bill Clinton.​ Since 2015, he has been an adviser to the United States Secretary of Defense as a member of the Defense Business Board where he is leading a study on the use of artificial intelligence in defense business processes.​ ​He is an urban innovation and infrastructure adviser to the World Economic Forum and the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. This year, Jerry was appointed by President Obama as a commissioner of the American Battle Monuments Commission.​ ​BS, Politics, History and Economics, Ohio State University​ JD, Doctor of Law, Yale Law School​

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Kelyn Brannon

Kelyn is a 35-year finance veteran, with experience leading companies through successful IPOs. She was the first chief accounting officer and head of finance at Amazon.com. At Astra she ran Finance, Tax, Investor Relations, Legal, Compliance, People, EHS, IT and Treasury divisions.​ Drove an accelerated and successful de-SPAC process with a $2.1B Market cap, along with an oversubscribed PIPE reflecting long-only investors. Led the approach to all SEC filings and comment processes.​ Kelyn’s tenures as a CFO as well as a CEO at several leading enterprises, including, Calypso Technology, Calix, and […]

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General (Ret.) Stephen Lyons

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Port & Supply Chain to USDOT And the White House.​ ​General Stephen R. Lyons took command August 24, 2018, becoming the 13th commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), one of 11 Combatant Commands in the Department of Defense. USTRANSCOM’s mission is to project and sustain military power globally in order to assure our friends and allies, deter potential adversaries, and if necessary, respond to win decisively.​ ​Lyons’ experience spans 36 years of military service in positions of progressive leadership responsibility. He began his career in Germany during the Cold […]

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