Lori Garver

The Honorable Lori Garver is the former Deputy Administrator of NASA. Prior to her Senate confirmation, she headed the NASA transition team and was the lead space policy advisor to Senator Clinton and Senator Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Lori's other senior positions have included General Manager of the Air Line Pilots Association, Vice President of Avascent and Executive Director of the National Space Society. She is the founder of Capitol Space and AstroMom – which led her to Star City where she trained and received her medical certification for a spaceflight on a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station.

Lori serves on the Board of Directors and Chairs the Governance Committee at Maxar Technologies, a global space communications, robotics and geospatial intelligence company. She is on the Board of Advisors of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space and former President of Women in Aerospace and the American Astronautical Society. Lori has served as an appointed special government employee and member of the NASA Advisory Council and the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Council. She has received numerous awards including the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the Alumni Distinguished Service Award from GWU and an Honorary Doctorate from Colorado College.

Lori earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Colorado College and a master’s degree in Science, Technology and Public Policy from George Washington University.