Bretton (Brett) Alexander is vice president, Government Sales & Strategy for Blue Origin, a developer of rocket engines and space transportation capabilities. Mr. Alexander is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal and, from October 2009 to October 2011, was a member of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). Mr. Alexander has served as a member of the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) since 2008.
Mr. Alexander previously served as a senior policy analyst for space issues in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he played a central role in development of the Vision for Space Exploration announced by President Bush in 2004.
From December 2006 to May 2011, Mr. Alexander served as president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the industry association of businesses and organizations working to make commercial human spaceflight a reality.
From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Alexander was also a consultant in the space industry. From 2007 to 2008, he served as the executive director for space at the X PRIZE Foundation. Mr. Alexander was senior advisor to Transformational Space Corporation (t/Space) from 2005 to 2007. Prior to the White House, he held positions in the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation, The Aerospace Corporation, and ANSER Corporation.
Mr. Alexander holds Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.