Board & Executive Staff

Board of Directors

2012 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, and the remaining seven shall be appointed by the Governor as follows: one representing the business community; one representing the financial industry; one representing the marketing industry, one representing the legal industry; one representing the research and development industry; and two at-large members:

Aubrey Layne

Jeff M. Bingham

Director, Department of Aviation
Randy Burdette

Jack Kennedy

Appointed Directors

John R. Broderick
Linda Thomas-Glover
Kathryn Thornton
Varun Nikore
Bittle W. Porterfield, III

Executive Staff

Executive Director
Dale Nash

Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport
Sean Mulligan

Director of Finance and Contracting
Kathy Olson

Director of Business Development
Thomas Shearer