Eric Stallmer is the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. CSF is the largest trade organization dedicated to promoting the development of commercial spaceflight, pursuing ever-higher levels of safety, and sharing best practices and expertise throughout the industry. Under Stallmer’s leadership, CSF has worked tirelessly to develop industry standards, craft the modern Commercial Space Launch Act, and encourage further growth in the commercial spaceflight industry.
Stallmer is constantly promoting the industry and CSF member companies through his outreach to high ranking officials and high-profile media outlets. His professional comments have been featured in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NBC Today Show, ABC News, CBS News Radio, Fox News, The BBC, CNBC, SpaceNews, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today, Der Speigel, Men’s Journal, and more. Stallmer also promotes the mission of CSF through participation at multiple industry conferences throughout the year.
Earlier this year, Stallmer testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Competitiveness hearing titled, “U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness” to encourage Congress to codify a number of productive policies that will facilitate growth and innovation in the industry, and maintain the American space sector’s competitive leadership.
Before his position at CSF, Stallmer served as the Vice President of Government Relations at Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI). Stallmer joined AGI in 2002, during his time at AGI, Stallmer represented AGI’s commercial off-the-shelf products and technology to defense, intelligence, Congress, and civil government sectors within the aerospace industry.
Stallmer came to AGI from The Space Transportation Association (STA), a non-profit, industry trade organization providing government representation to companies with a vested interest in the U.S space launch industry. Prior to that, Stallmer worked on Capitol Hill in the office of then Congressman Tom Coburn.
For the past two decades, Stallmer has served as an Officer in the United States Army and Army Reserves. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service while engaged in combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is currently assigned to the Pentagon in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff Army for Logistics, G-4.
Stallmer earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. He and his wife Amy live in Arlington, Virginia with their three children, Charlie, Billy and Catherine.