Founder with extensive professional experience and significant executive leadership accomplishments in business and philanthropy.
Strong diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.
Applies qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for progress to strategic governance efforts. Over 30 years of progressive responsibility in the positions of: Program Manager / Director of Flight Test / Mission Systems Execution Deputy / Company Co-Owner / Director of Maintenance/ Pilot Production and Test
Most recently, Steve served as General Counsel to Bigelow Space Operations’ (BSO) where he was responsible for overseeing and managing BSO’s legal, regulatory and compliance matters affecting the company in the nascent commercial space sector of private space habit solutions.
Before joining BSO, Steve served as the primary legal advisor for Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company ’s operations and customer service enterprise. As Senior Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary, he was responsible for all legal affairs, including Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory matters for the aerospace production company tasked to build the world’s first fleet of commercial spaceships in support of Virgin Galactic – Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism company.
Dave is a leader in aerospace with a wide range of experience encompassing Test and Evaluation, Flight Safety, Program Management, Production and Business Development.
Dave led the Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works) Flight Test organization that conducts test and evaluation on both classified and unclassified manned and unmanned air vehicles, including flying test beds; encompassing technologies ranging from hybrid airships to hypersonic aircraft. Implemented Skunk Works policies and procedures to ensure the organization meets with customer and the company expectations and requirements. Standardized UAV pilot qualification and currency requirements. Manage staffing and development of assigned team members. Mentored individuals within the organization to achieve organizational and professional goals. Manage the organization’s budgets and schedules.
Adam King has advised Branson, Bigelow, and now the director of Our Cleaner Planet. He currently leads a multi-discipline team of business executives, aerospace professionals, defense specialists, and real estate developers at Longship International. Adam is an international business and government relations executive with years of experience advising on some of the most demanding and complex foreign operations in the business world. Standing at the forefront of business development and regulatory lobbying in the emerging technology sector.
As Export Compliance Officer at Virgin, he led compliance operations across Virgin Galactic, its manufacturing affiliate The Spaceship Company, and the satellite launch provider Virgin Orbit Achieved the Departments of State approval of a UAE spaceport for Virgin Galactic. At Kongsberg, Mr. King specialized in building multi-discipline, international teams focused on foreign business capture for maritime, oil and gas, military and defense customers, with $200M a year in product exports to customers in the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and South East Asia.
We will need folks who care about our planet as much as we do and look forward to having you be part of the team!