George C. Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
John Roth, Vice President Business Development, SNC Space Systems
Frank Slazer, Vice President of Space Systems, Aerospace Industries Association
Dr. George C. Nield serves as the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the FAA. He has over 30 years of aerospace experience with the Air Force, at NASA, and in private industry. Dr. Nield came to FAA from the Orbital Sciences Corporation, where he served as Senior Scientist for the Advanced Programs Group.
Mr. Roth currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development for SNC's Space Systems where he is responsible for new business acquisition and customer relations for all product lines which include Spacecraft Systems, Propulsion, Space Technologies, and Space Exploration. Mr. Roth served as President of MicroSat Systems Inc. from 2002 until its acquisition by Sierra Nevada Corporation in 2008.
Frank A. Slazer is responsible for advancing AIA’s advocacy on all civil and defense space program issues. Prior to joining AIA in 2011, Slazer was the leading business development focal at Northrop Grumman in support of its space exploration and re-usable space launch new business pursuits.