November 8-11 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, New York

Speaker

Alan Ladwig

Alan Ladwig is currently serving his third tour at NASA Headquarters as a political appointee of the Obama Administration in the Office of Communications as Deputy Associate Administrator for Public Outreach. His office manages Industry Affairs, Strategic Alliances, Participatory Engagement, Speakers Bureau, Exhibits, Guest Operations, the History Program, and Public Inquiries. During his career he has served a wide range of organizations in positions for communications, business development, strategic planning, policy development, education and outreach activities. He has experience with commercial aerospace, entrepreneurial and, consulting companies, media outlets, and non-profit organizations. In addition to NASA, Ladwig has worked for Space.com, Zero Gravity Corporation, Team Encounter, Final Frontier Magazine, SAIC, Northrop Grumman, and WBB Consulting. Ladwig completed two previous tours at NASA. As a political appointee of the Clinton Administration Ladwig established and was the Associate Administrator of NASA’s Office of Policy and Plans. He started his NASA career as a civil servant at Headquarters and managed a variety of programs for the Office of Education, the Office of Space Flight and the Office of Exploration. NASA awarded Ladwig the Distinguished Service Medal, the Exceptional Achievement Medal, and two Exceptional Service Medals. He is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society. Ladwig served in the U.S. Army with the 558th USA Artillery Corps in Athens, Greece. He received his MS degree in Higher Education and a BS in Speech from Southern Illinois University.
Alan Ladwig
Deputy Associate Administrator for Public Outreach, Office of Communications at NASA Headquarters