Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. (WBB) announced today that Alan Ladwig is joining the company and to lead their Space Consultancy business. Alan brings more than 30 years of experience in senior management positions with NASA, commercial space companies, media companies and non-profit organizations.

“Having an experienced space executive such as Ladwig gives WBB increased ability to connect government and industry clients with opportunities, unparalleled understanding about how NASA operates and increased knowledge of the U. S. Space Industry overall,” said Paul X. Rinn, WBB’s lead executive for Management Consulting Services.

Prior to joining Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Ladwig was with Northrop Grumman’s Washington office, responsible for space business development during the period when NASA was competing the new Crew Exploration Vehicle, Orion. Earlier he was affiliated with several space entrepreneurial companies. He was the chief operating officer for the Zero Gravity Corporation and served as Vice President for Washington Operations for Space.com.

At NASA headquarters, Ladwig served as both a civil servant and a political appointee. From 1993 to 1999 he was NASA’s associate administrator for policy and plans. In this position, he coordinated the agency policy positions, the NASA Strategic Management System, the agency’s history division, and operations of the NASA Advisory Council. He was also the executive secretary of the interagency working group and chair of the civil space subcommittee that developed the National Space Policy signed by President Clinton in 1996. While at NASA he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Exceptional Achievement Medal, and two Exceptional Service Medals.

Ladwig has also authored numerous articles on space topics for professional and general interest periodicals including: Ad Astra, Aerospace America, Aviation Week and Space Technology, Final Frontier, Financier, Medical Industry Executive, Space.com, Space News, and Space Policy Journal. Ladwig is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society.

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