Board Announces Retirement of co-Founder Bob Werb and Election of Space Entrepreneur Jeff Feige as Chairman
The Board of Directors of the Space Frontier Foundation announced today that Bob Werb, Co-Founder and long-time Chairman of the Board, has retired from the position, and that they have unanimously elected space entrepreneur Jeff Feige to take over as the Foundation’s new Chairman.
“Bob’s extraordinary vision and leadership permeates every corner of our organization,” said Foundation President James Pura. “As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of our founding, you can look back at 25 years of his passionate contribution of ideas, common sense, and business excellence to nearly everything we’ve done to advocate for an open frontier in space for everyone.”
“At the same time, a new generation of leaders has taken over the nuts and bolts of the Foundation, so we are very excited that Jeff Feige – a long-time Advocate and past conference manager – will be joining our Board again to lead us in our next phase of growth and achievement,” Pura added.
Jeff Feige is currently the CEO of space and pressure suit provider Orbital Outfitters Ltd., and has served in this role for the past six years. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of Talon Aerospace LLC., an aerospace LED lighting company focused on supporting the commercial aircraft industry. Prior to his work with Orbital Outfitters, Jeff worked as a space business strategy and policy consultant at PoliSpace. Earlier, Jeff was the Assistant to the Executive Director of the Aerospace States Association (ASA), an organization representing U.S. state governments on aerospace and related economic development issues. In the past, Feige served on the Foundation’s Board and managed both the Return to the Moon Conference and the NewSpace Conference. He holds a B.S. from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, and is an avid SCUBA diver, sailor, and private pilot.