Mike Gold, vice president of regulatory and policy at Maxar Technologies, has been named chairman of NASA Advisory Council’s regulatory and policy committee.
Gold said in a statement released ThursdayÂ the newly formed panel will offer advice and insight to the NASA leadership team in support of the agency’s plans to leverage public-private partnerships and encourage commercial initiatives.
He also serves as general counsel of Maxarâ€™s Radiant Solutions business and chairman of the Federal Aviation Administrationâ€™s commercial space transportation advisory committee.
His workÂ in a space station module development program earned him theÂ NASA Group Achievement Award.
He previously served as a private-sector adviser to the State Department, a member of the National Research Council’s Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable and a space policy expert for theÂ National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on International Security and Arms Control.