Melissa is the Director for Business Development at Spaceflight, focused on new business development and forming strategic external partnerships across the Systems, Launch and Networks lines of business. Previously, Melissa was the Director of Business Development and Programs at Andrews Space, acquired by Spaceflight in 2015, overseeing all aspects of new business development and program execution.
Prior to joining Spaceflight, Melissa served in a variety of business development and program management roles at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company across multiple lines of business including Remote Sensing and Satellite Systems, Launch Systems Integration, Strategic Missile Defense Systems and Environmental Test Lab Services. She was the program manager for the RV8 Targets and Countermeasures program and the Huntsville Integrated Test Center. She was also business development lead for the Multiple Kill Vehicle Program, Targets and Countermeasures program and several corporate focus proposals and initiatives.
Melissa holds a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Washington.