Mike French, formerly a senior vice president at Bryce Space and Technology, has joined the Aerospace Industries Association as VP of space systems.
AIA said Thursday Mike will oversee the organization's space systems policy division to advance investments and regulations in support of industry partnerships across national security, civil and commercial sectors.
“AIA is doubling down on our space advocacy and Mike is the perfect person to lead our efforts,” said Eric Fanning, president and CEO of AIA.
French previously served as chief of staff at NASA, senior adviser to the secretary at the Department of Interior and as a deputy director at the White House. He also worked as an attorney in Los Angeles advising aerospace and defense industry clients on aircraft and weapons systems.