Virginia’s 64th Governor (1982 - 1986) and two-term United States Senator (1989 - 2001). Currently serves as Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees of The MITRE Corporation, as a member of the Homeland Security Policy Institute, and in other national security positions. He also serves on the boards of the Invacare Corporation and other for-profit organizations.
Served in the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s 16th District for 20 years. He has also served as Chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee; Chair the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry; Member of the President’s Commission on Implementation of the U.S. Space Exploration Policy; Member of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Research Council. He received the NASA Distinguished Public Services Medal. Today he is on the boards of the Aerospace Corporation, Space Adventures and SpaceDev. From 2006 – 2008, he was Chairman of the Space Foundation and is presently a Director Emeritus of that board. Congressman Walker holds a B.S. in Education from Millersville University where the Walker Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership is located. Additionally, he has an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Delaware and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Franklin and Marshall College.
Distinguished service with United States Air Force for more than 35 years as Vice Chief of Staff, Air Force Council Chair, Commander and Vice Commander of Air Force Space Command, Director of Space and Strategic Defense Initiative Programs, Director of the Office of Space Systems, and more. He served for ten years as the lead partner with Booz Allen Hamilton responsible for the Firm’s Air Force and NASA business as well as chairing a leadership group to oversee the Firm’s cyber business He currently serves as Director Emeritus of the Board of the Space Foundation, a Trustee of the Falcon Foundation, a member of the US Strategic Command, Senior Advisory Group, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Aerospace Corporation, and Senior Executive Advisor to Booz Allen Hamilton.
Over 30 years of experience in the satellite and telecommunications industries. He has served as CTO at Protostar Satellite Systems Inc., Sr VP at Hughes Network Systems, President and CEO of M/A-COMNET, VP of Engineering at American Satellite Corporation, and also held several key positions at COMSAT Laboratories, RCA, and the United States Air Force. He developed several patents that were critical in establishing digital satellite communications technologies and systems.
Mr. McCoy is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience at the highest levels of government and the private sector. He has planned and executed major doctrinal changes, multi-billion dollar programs, legislative support activities, association creations, and company strategic financing initiatives as a senior executive within the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, the aerospace industry and the venture capital community. As a dedicated professional, he has served with distinction at the highest levels within the legislative and executive branches of government, and has received Presidential, Defense and Air Force Secretarial and Congressional recognition for his accomplishments. Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Washington Capital Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm; Vice President for Government Relations for Thiokol Propulsion; Assistant Secretary for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, and Installations and later Assistant Secretary for Readiness Support; Air Force Systems Acquisition Review Council; Member of the Professional Staff, Senator Jake Garn and the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee; Director of Policy Research, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Scientific Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Engineering and Systems; Deputy Assistant and Staff Assistant to the Secretary of Defense; Member of the Professional Staff, National Security Council, The White House; and Officer, United States Army. Mr. McCoy received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1967, and a Master’s Degree in Business Financial Management from George Washington University in 1975. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Viet Nam, and other military medals while on active duty as an officer in the United States Army; and, as a civilian, Medals for Extraordinary Service by two different Secretaries of Defenses and the Secretary of the Air Force.
Alan Wade retired from Federal service in 2005 after a 35 year career at the Central Intelligence Agency. At the CIA, his assignments included Director of Communications and Director of Security. In 2001, Alan was named as the Chief Information Officer for the Agency, and he was dual-hatted as the Chief Information Officer for the United Stated Intelligence Community until his retirement. Alan is the recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Distinguished Service Medal. Since retirement from government, Alan has worked with small technology companies. He served on the Board of Safeboot (acquired by McAfee) and Detica (acquired by BAE). He currently serves on the Boards of Composite Software in San Mateo, CA, Chiliad Software in Herndon, VA, and Advanced Software Systems in Sterling VA. Additionally, Alan serves on the boards of Lexis-Nexis Special Services in Washington DC and JSI Telecommunications in Herndon VA, and on the Board of Trustees of Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA. Alan is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic University and The George Washington University, and lives in Annandale Virginia with his wife and two children.
Lon Levin is an executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in space, new media, and telecommunications industries. Lon is President of SkySevenVentures, which works with, helps manage, and invests in new technology companies. Lon is the cofounder of XM Satellite Radio and played an integral role in the formation and development of other satellite, media, and wireless companies including Mobile Satellite Ventures, XM Canada, Motient Corporation, American Mobile Satellite Corporation, Sentinel Satellite, Slacker Radio, and TerreStar. Before his corporate career, Lon was a partner in the law firm of Gurman, Kurtis, Blask & Freedman, where he specialized in space, satellite, media, and wireless matters. Lon holds three communication satellite patents. Lon is a member of the DoD Defense Business Board and the NASA Commercial Space Advisory Subcommittee. Lon is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Space Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Planetary Society and the Board of Governors of the National Space Society. He was a founding board member of the Satellite Industry Association and was its co-chairperson from 1996-98. Lon was inducted into the Space Foundation Technology Hall of Fame in 2002.