Our Mission

Foster an entrepreneurial, business-focused commercial space ecosystem in New Mexico by making connections, advocating for stakeholders, and preparing for the future. 

Our Vision

Make New Mexico the first choice for the newspace industry.

Our Team

NewSpace New Mexico Leadership

Casey Anglada DeRaad

Casey Anglada DeRaad

NewSpace New Mexico Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Casey is an energetic builder of partnerships and growth strategies to help all stakeholders succeed. She has over 30 years of leadership experience in space technology, business development, investment leveraging, technology engagement/transfer, strategic planning, workforce development, and portfolio investment.  Casey is a 10th generation New Mexican who has promoted opportunities for New Mexico students and industries for her entire career.

Scott Maethner

Scott Maethner

Strategy & Operations Lead

Scott is a results-oriented leader who helps people and organizations reach their full potential.  He has over 28 years of leadership experience in the areas of science & technology, space research & operations, program management, strategy & policy development, strategic planning, studies & analysis, corporate communications, sales, marketing and talent acquisition.Scott has been an Albuquerque resident for over 12 years and advocates for New Mexico’s economic development and growth.

NewSpace New Mexico
Board of Directors

Joe Sciabica

Joe Sciabica

Chair

CTO and VP/GM for Technology Solutions, ARCTOS

Donna Siergiej

Donna Siergiej

Secretary

Director, Medical Physics, UNM Cancer Center
Barbara Brazil

Barbara Brazil

Former Deputy Secretary, NM Economic Development Department
Jill Halverson

Jill Halverson

Former Field Representative, US Senator Bingaman
Gary King

Gary King

Former NM Attorney General

NewSpace New Mexico
Industry Forum

The NewSpace New Mexico Industry Forum is led and attended by representatives from New Mexico space companies with the goal of supporting the needs of the NM space industry.

Joe Bullington

Joe Bullington

Lead

Director, Mission Services Dept at Jacobs Technology
Patricia Knighten

Patricia Knighten

Lead

Director, Innovation Commercialization 

Carol Welsch

Carol Welsch

Lead

Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

NewSpace New Mexico
Advisory Board

Members of the NewSpace New Mexico Advisory Board represent New Mexico space leaders from industry, academia, government and the community.

Joe Sciabica

Joe Sciabica

Chair

CTO and VP/GM for Technology Solutions, ARCTOS

Peter Wegner

Peter Wegner

Vice-Chair

CTO, Spaceflight Industries
Brad Clevenger

Brad Clevenger

Vice-Chair

President, SolAero Technologies
Dominic Gabello

Dominic Gabello

Governor Lujan Grisham

Tom Cooley

Tom Cooley

Air Force Research Laboratory

Severin Blenkush

Severin Blenkush

Galapagos Corp. Representing Space Rapid Capabilities Office

Greg Seely

Greg Seely

US Senator Lujan

Day Hochman-Vigil

Day Hochman-Vigil

NM Representative

Neil McCasland

Neil McCasland

Maj Gen (retired) Applied Technology Associates (ATA) a BlueHalo Company

Jason Lazich

Jason Lazich

Virgin Galactic

Doug Brown

Doug Brown

UNM Board of Regents

Eric Sanchez

Eric Sanchez

Brig Gen (retired) Physical Sciences Laboratory (NMSU)

Harold Lavender

Harold Lavender

NM State Investment Fund, ABQid

Dale Dekker

Dale Dekker

DPS and Ambassadors for Spaceport America

David Rosprim

David Rosprim

PACA President

Founding Sponsors 

New Mexico Gas Company
Agenda Global
Virgin Galactic
Bernalillo County
Jacobs Engineering
City of Albuquerque
UltraMain

Founding Customers

NM EDD
Space RCO
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