Chris Shank is a highly experienced executive with a passion for space and aerospace engineering. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Throughout his career, Chris has held a wide range of leadership positions in both the public and private sectors, including serving as Vice President at Maxar Technologies, and as the Director of the Strategic Capabilities Office. He has also worked as a Special Assistant at the U.S. Department of Defense, and held several roles in the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
In addition, Chris has a wealth of experience in strategic communications, investments, and business development. He has previously held roles as the Lead for NASA and NSF Landing Team at the President-Elect Transition Team, as the Director of Strategic Investments and Chief of Strategic Communications at NASA, and as the Senior Director of Space, Networks, and Communications Business Development at Honeywell Aerospace.
Through his vast experience, Chris has become a well-known expert in the aerospace industry. He has a particular interest in space exploration and the advancement of technology and innovation in the field.