2022 NASS Speaker Lineup

Keynote Speaker:

Lt. Gen Nina Armagno

Lt. Gen. Nina M. Armagno

Director of Staff
U.S. Space Force

Lt. Gen. Nina M. Armagno will serve as Tuesday’s keynote speaker. She is the Director of Staff, Headquarters, U.S. Space Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. In this role, she synchronizes policy, plans, positions, procedures, and cross functional issues for the U.S. Space Force headquarters staff.

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Keynote Speaker:

LT. General (RET.) David J. Buck

LT. General (RET.) David J. Buck

President of BRPH Mission Solutions

Lieutenant General David Buck served in the U.S. Air Force for 40 years with a career dedicated to space, nuclear and cyberspace operations. He directed USSTRATCOM space forces in support of national security and combatant commander objectives. Leading over 19,500 men and women, Lt Gen Buck was responsible for protecting and defending critical U.S. and allied space capabilities. He is a highly recognized expert in space operations, twice testifying before the HASC regarding the necessity of maintaining freedom of action in space. In 2018, Lt Gen Buck retired as Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space and Commander and 14th Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base. He now serves as President of BRPH Mission Solutions where he unlocks potential and spurs client growth endeavors spanning the aerospace, defense, national security and manufacturing industries. Lt Gen Buck will discuss the importance of leveraging commercial capabilities to address top DoD priorities in, through, and from space.

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Kareem Ahmed

Kareem Ahmed

Associate Professor, Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace Eng.
University of Central Florida
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Amolak Badesha

Amolak Badesha

Co-founder and CEO
Orbital Composites
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James “Aaron” Bishop

James “Aaron” Bishop

Chief Information Security Officer
Department of the Air Force
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Chuck Brooks

Chuck Brooks

President
Brooks Consulting international
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Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown

Executive Director
M.A.M.A.
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Rob Callaghan

Robert Callaghan

Senior Manager
Bättra, LLC
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Mike Carey

Mike Carey

CSO & Co-Founder
ATLAS Space Operations / USAF (Ret.)
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John Couch

John Couch

Vice President
Futuramic Tool & Engineering
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Stacey L. DeFore

Stacey L. DeFore

Strategy & Business Dev.
Lockheed Martin Space
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Adam Dershowitz

Adam Dershowitz

Ph.D., P.E., CFEI Managing Engineer
Thermal Sciences
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Heidi Devroy

Heidi Devroy

CEO
Prosper-Tech Machine & Tool
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Nigel Francis

Nigel Francis

CEO and Exec. Dir
LIFT ALMMI
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Olivia Gamez Holzhaus

Olivia Gamez Holzhaus

Founder and CEO
Rhodium Scientific
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Brian Gockel

Brian Gockel

Research Scientist, Staff
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center
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James Howard

James Howard

Chief of Operations
Anactisis, LLC
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Beth Gotthelf

Beth Gotthelf

Shareholder Co-Chair Aerospace & Defense Industry Team Butzel Long
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Jamie Headley

Jamie Headley

Strategy and Business Dev.
Lockheed Martin
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Derek Hodgins

Derek Hodgins

Director of Strategy Commercial Civil Space Lockheed Martin
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Irina S. Litchfield

Irina S. Litchfield

Chief Executive Officer
Rizon Labs, Inc.
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Kevin Iott

Kevin Iott

Vice President Engineering
PlaneWave Instruments
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Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh Kumar

Associate Director of Research
Raytheon Technologies Research Center (RTRC)
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Michelle Lucas

Michelle Lucas

Founder and CEO
Higher Orbits
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Noel Mack

Noel Mack

Chief Technology Officer
LIFT
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Thomas J. Manganello

Thomas J. Manganello

Partner
Warner Norcross + Judd
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Austin Mann

Austin Mann

Materials & Process Engineer
The Boeing Company
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Victoria Mechtly

Victoria Mechtly

Business Development Aerospace & Defense
RS & H, Inc.
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Troy M. Morris

Troy M. Morris

Co-Founder & Director of Operations
Kall Morris Inc (KMI)
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Dr. Hans Mumm

Dr. Hans Mumm

Former Division Chief Cyber Security (ODNI) Former Branch Chief at the CIA
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Joe Panella

Joe Panella

VP Manufacturing
Orbion Space
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Brandon N. Pender

Brandon N. Pender

Associate Director
Materials Directorate at GVSC
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Wade Phillips

Wade Phillips

Engagement Manager
Seraph
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Mark Pickett

Mark Pickett

Technology Transfer Program Manager
SAE Government Technologies
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Matt Raplenovich

Matt Raplenovich

Director, Business Development
ATC Materials, Inc.
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John Remen

John Remen

Strategic Engagement Lead
Air Force Research Lab, Edwards AFB
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Jeffrey Rhoads

Jeffrey F. Rhoads

ME Professor
Purdue University
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Mark A. Ricoy

Mark A. Ricoy

Chief Executive Officer
RF Bistatics, Inc.
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Dan Schutter

Dan Schutter

CEO & Co-founder Space Interactions, Inc.
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Leamon R. Sowell

Leamon R. Sowell

President & Managing Partner
Sowell Law Partners
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Elaine Taylor

Elaine Taylor

Strategic and Business Development Executive
Warner Norcross + Judd
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Mike Vinter

Mike Vinter, CPCU, ARM

Executive Vice President
International Space Brokers
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Dr. Merrick S. Watchorn

Dr. Merrick S. Watchorn

Co-Founder
Quantum Security Alliance
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