Joe Mayer is the Director of Government Relations for Lockheed Martin in FL. Mayer has 40 years’ experience in government and community relations, national security affairs and U.S. space exploration policy in Washington, D.C., Texas and Florida. He worked previously for The Boeing Company, Rockwell International, the Senate Intelligence Committee and U.S. Senator Jake Garn (R-UT). Joe is Chairman of Citizens for Space Exploration, a national grassroots organization advocating US leadership in space exploration. He is a NASA Space Flight Awareness award recipient, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a member of Congressman Bill Posey’s Space Advisory Committee. Joe also serves as an Executive Officer of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, on the Board of Trustees for the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, and the Astronauts Memorial Foundation Board.