Maisel is currently the Director – Program Initiatives for the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she coordinates and manages a wide range of Space Foundation activities, including program content for major events, the prestigious space awards program, customer engagement with international delegations and VIP guests at the annual Space Symposium. Throughout the year, she supports the senior leadership team on a number of efforts in support of the Space Foundation’s strategic plan.
Since joining the Foundation in 2008, she has devoted herself to successful execution of a multitude of services, including front desk/reception management, data management and reporting, and attendee registration at Space Foundation events, particularly the annual Space Symposium. Bernadette also managed visitor admissions and the retail store in the Space Foundation Discovery Center. She is an active member of the Colorado Springs Rising Professionals organization, where she served as the Vice Chair of the Professional Development Committee, working to educate and promote professional development with young business professionals in the Pikes Peak region. In 2015, she was selected as honorary commander for Lt. Col. Terrill McCall, Commander, 22nd Space Operations Squadron, a role designed to increase public awareness and understanding of Schriever Air Force Base, its missions, people and programs, and to build relationships with members of the local community. In 2016, Maisel was nominated by the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce for “Young Professional of the Year”. In 2018, she was selected by the Colorado Springs Business Journal (CSBJ) to receive the Rising Stars Award, the city's most prestigious award for professionals under the age of 40.