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 craft the modern
Commercial Space Launch Act, as well as to promote innovation as a national policy to spur the economy and create high technology jobs.
Last February, Stallmer was appointed to the National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group (UAG), where he co-chairs the Economic Development and Industrial Base Subcommittee.
He serves on numerous other Boards and Committees to include:
- FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC).
- Chairman of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airspace Integration
- Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC)
- FAA’s Space Launch and Reentry ARC and the Spaceport ARC.
- The Board of Directors of the Future Space Leaders Foundation
- FMR Chairman, Washington Space Business Roundtable.
Stallmer constantly promotes the industry and CSF member companies through his outreach to high-ranking government officials and high-profile media outlets.
Stallmer has testified numerous times before both the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology as well as the Senate Commerce committee. He recently testified at a
hearing titled, “A Review of NASA Plans for the International Space Station and Future Activities in Low Earth Orbit. There he encouraged Congress to support policies that will facilitate growth and innovation in the industry, and maintain the American space sector’s competitive leadership.
Before working at CSF, Stallmer served as the Vice President of Government Relations at Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI) overseeing all Washington Operations and represented AGI’s
commercial off-the-shelf products and technology to defense, intelligence, Congress and civil government sectors within the aerospace industry.
Stallmer was also the President of 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.
He has also worked on Capitol Hill in the office of then Congressman Tom Coburn.
For more than two and a half 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 a reservist assigned to the Pentagon in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff Army for Logistics, G-4.
Stallmer has a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History from Mount Saint Mary College.
He and his wife Amy live in McLean, Virginia with their three children, Charlie, Billy and Catherine.