The team behind every mission.

With around 100 employees, Virginia Space maintains the MARS launch pads and facilities between missions and serves as an essential and integrated part of the operational ground crew for its customers. The operations-forward workforce consists of engineers, technicians, operators, inspectors, logisticians, and support staff with strong experience in construction, project management, security, and safety. The highly trained staff can operate the launch pads for our customers, thereby reducing the number of personnel the launch vehicle or space vehicle customers need to deploy for each mission. Virginia Space reports to and is governed by its Board of Directors (the Board).

Board of Directors

2017 General Assembly Legislation for the Space Flight Authority states the Authority shall be governed by a board of directors consisting of nine members, two of whom shall be the Secretary of Transportation and the Director of the Virginia Department of Aviation or their respective designees. The remaining seven members shall be appointed by the Governor and shall have experience in at least one of the following fields: (i) the aerospace industry, (ii) the financial industry, (iii) the marketing industry, (iv) scientific and technological research and development; or (v) higher education.

Jeff M. Bingham
Jeff M. Bingham
Chair
Jim McArthur
Jim McArthur
Vice Chair
Dr. Linda Thomas-Glover
Dr. Linda Thomas-Glover
Secretary

Ex-Officio Directors

W. Sheppard Miller, III
W. Sheppard Miller, III
Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia
Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
Director, Department of Aviation

Appointed Directors

Edward Bolton, Jr.
Edward Bolton, Jr.
Appointed Director
C. Robert Kehler
C. Robert Kehler
Appointed Director
Morris Foster
Morris Foster
Appointed Director
Kathryn Thornton
Kathryn Thornton
Appointed Director
James (Jim) D. McArthur, Jr.
James (Jim) D. McArthur, Jr.
Appointed Director

Executive Leadership

Roosevelt "Ted" Mercer, Jr.
Roosevelt "Ted" Mercer, Jr.
CEO & Executive Director
Sean Mulligan
Sean Mulligan
COO & Deputy Executive Director
Anna Allen
Anna Allen
Chief of Staff
Lindsay Hurt
Lindsay Hurt
Chief of External Relations & CEO Action Group
Jack Czerwinski
Jack Czerwinski
Chief of Legislative Affairs
Gloria Harris
Gloria Harris
Chief Human Resources Officer
Raymond Adkins
Raymond Adkins
Chief Information Officer
Dan Givens
Dan Givens
Spaceport Director
Kent C. Closs
Kent C. Closs
Director of Security
David Bruce
David Bruce
Chief Financial Officer
Jay Richardson
Jay Richardson
Chief Technology Officer
Glen Liebig
Glen Liebig
Chief Safety & Assurance Officer
Julie Whitlock
Julie Whitlock
General Counsel

Launch with Virginia Space

We're ready and equipped to handle a variety of launch services to ensure mission success for you and your team.