The Space Foundation announces the appointment of Col Brewster Shaw, Jr., USAF (Retired) to the Space Foundation board of directors. Shaw is the vice president and general manager of Space Exploration, Integrated Defense Systems at The Boeing Company. He is responsible for the strategic direction of civil space programs and other programs including the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and Space Exploration Systems. Shaw was named this week to a three-year term retroactively effective to January 26, 2006. Shaw, a former astronaut with more than 533 hours in space, served until 2006 as the Chief Operating Officer of the United Space Alliance (USA) where he was in command of day-to-day operations and overall management of USA, the main contractor for the Space Shuttle Program. Shaw was previously the vice president and deputy general manager for Boeing NASA Systems and the vice president and general manager for Boeing ISS, responsible for leading an industry team in designing, developing, testing, launching, and operating NASA’s international orbiting laboratory.

Shaw joins a distinguished board of directors, which includes:

Executive committee:

  • Chairman, The Honorable Robert S. Walker, chairman, Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Elliot G. Pulham, Space Foundation
  • Vice Chairman, Gen Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., USAF (Retired); vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Secretary, Dr. William Ballhaus, Jr., president and chief executive officer, The Aerospace Corporation
  • Treasurer, Dr. Jaleh Daie, managing partner, Aurora Equity LLC


  • Mr. Robert Bednarek, executive vice president, Corporate Development, SES Global
  • Dr. Guion S. Bluford, Jr., president, Aerospace Technology Group
  • Gen Howell M. Estes, III, USAF (Retired); president, Howell Estes & Associates, Inc.
  • Mr. William MacDonald “Mac” Evans, former president, Canadian Space Agency
  • Mr. Paul Graziani, president and chief executive officer, Analytical Graphics, Inc.
  • CAPT Frederick H. Hauck, USN (Retired)
  • Mr. Lon C. Levin, co-founder and senior vice president, XM Satellite Radio; vice president, Mobile Satellite Ventures
  • Dr. Alexis C. Livanos, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Space Technology sector
  • Ms. Joanne M. Maguire, vice president and deputy, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • Gen John L. “Pete” Piotrowski, USAF (Retired); Science Applications International Corporation
  • The Honorable Charles Robb
  • VADM Richard H. Truly, USN (Retired)
  • Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director, Hayden Planetarium, Rose Center for Earth and Space
  • Ms. Heidi Wood, managing director, Morgan Stanley

About the Space Foundation

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. In addition to the National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, Inside Aerospace, April 24-25, 2006; Strategic Space and Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006, in Omaha, Neb.; and Florida Space, Dec. 5-7, 2006, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit