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Who We Are & What We Do

About NewSpace New Mexico

NewSpace New Mexico is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that is accelerating the pace of space innovation by uniting and igniting the industry. Through Unite & Ignite Space, a first-of-its-kind co-innovation hub, stakeholders gain access to workspaces, equipment, programming, rapid prototyping and demonstration, and resources needed for innovation and rapid progress. Services include access to space ecosystem knowledge, public events, and networking; navigation services that provide tailored guidance and direct assistance to fast-track business growth; and collaborative innovation services that ignite product and solution development.  

Founding partners include the State of New Mexico, Virgin Galactic, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the U.S. Space Force Space Rapid Capabilities Office, among others.

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

Growing the space industry from New Mexico for the nation.

Our Team

NewSpace New Mexico Board of Directors

NewSpace New Mexico Industry Forum

NewSpace New Mexico Advisory Board

Founding Partners

Ignitor Expert Network

Our Team

NewSpace New Mexico Team

Casey 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.

Arial DeHerrera

Arial DeHerrera

NewSpace New Mexico, Director of Engagement

Scott Maethner

Scott Maethner

NewSpace New Mexico, VP Operations & Integration

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.

Andrew MacKenzie

NewSpace New Mexico, Co-Innovation Program Manager

 

Casey Anglada DeRaad

Carter Breckenridge

NewSpace New Mexico, Innovation Program Manager

Carter has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and his professional life has been spent working in an industrial robotics startup in Massachusetts, and as a Space Logistics and Robotics Research Engineer at Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate.  At AFRL, Carter forged business and professional relationships with major stakeholders inside and out of the government, as well as providing small companies with technical advice, and will continue to do this at NewSpace New Mexico.

NewSpace New Mexico Consultants

Erika Hecht

Marketing Strategy & Communications

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Carol Welch

CRC, Space Stakeholder Engagement

NewSpace New Mexico
Board of Directors

Joe Sciabica

Joe Sciabica

Chair

CTO and VP/GM for Technology Solutions, ARCTOS

Jill Halverson

Jill Halverson

Former Field Representative, US Senator Bingaman

Donna Siergiej

Secretary

Director, Medical Physics, UNM Cancer Center
Gary King

Gary King

Former NM Attorney General

Barbara Brazil

Former Deputy Secretary, NM Economic Development Department
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Hank Andrews

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.

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Joe Bullington

Lead

Director, Mission Services Dept at Jacobs Technology
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Patricia Knighten

Lead

Director, Innovation Commercialization

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, BlackSky
Brad Clevenger

Brad Clevenger

Vice-Chair

Vice President, RocketLab
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Rob Black

New Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Tom Cooley

Tom Cooley

Space Force/AFRL

Severin Blenkush

Space Rapid Capabilities Office (representing Mike Roberts, Space RCO)

Kitty Luce

Director of Business Development, Northrop Grumman

Day Hochman-Vigil

NM Rep, Aerospace Caucus

Neil McCasland

Neil McCasland

Ret Gen, Blue Halo and Former AFRL

Jason Lazich

Virgin Galactic

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Doug Brown

UNM Board of Regents

Eric Sanchez

Brig Gen (retired) Physical Sciences Laboratory (NMSU)

Harold Lavender

NM State Investment Fund, ABQid

Dale Dekker

DPS and Ambassadors for Spaceport America

Dan Schatzman

Dan Schatzman

President, Jaguar Precision Machine and, Partner, Space Fund

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Joe Bullington

Jacobs – leads Industry Forum

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Patricia Knighten

Arrowhead –  leads Industry Forum

Scott McLaughlin

Executive Director, Spaceport America

Michael Robson

Raven Defense, current PACA president

NewSpace New Mexico
Expert Network

 

Christos Christodoulou

Director, COSMIAC

Brad Clevenger

Dr. Brad Clevenger 

Vice President, Rocket Lab USA

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Tony Colucci

International Business & Strategy Executive

TJ Cook

Cofounder, Hyperspace Challenge

Joe Sciabica

Dr. Tom Cooley

Chief Scientist, AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate, ret.

Dan Crouch

Deputy Director, SSC

Casey Anglada DeRaad

Casey Anglada DeRaad

CEO, New Space New Mexico

Brad Clevenger

Erika Hecht

Consultant, Market Ascent

Peter Wegner

Scott Maethner

Colonel, USAF, ret.

Neil McCasland

Brad McAlpine

Principle Space Campaign Strategist, Lockheed Martin

Neil McCasland

Neil McCasland

Major General, USAF, ret.

Peter Wegner

Scott McLaughlin

Executive Director, Spaceport America

Peter Wegner

John Richmond

Senior Investment Associate, Lockheed Martin Ventures

Edl Schamiloglu

Professor, UNM ECE Dept.

Dan Schatzman

CEO, SpaceFund

Joe Sciabica

Joe Sciabica

Executive Director, AFRL, ret.

Drew Tulchin

Drew Tulchin

President, New Mexico Angels

Dr. Steven Walsh

Chair, NM Economic Development

Peter Wegner

Dr. Peter Wegner

CTO, BlackSky Global

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Carol Welsch

Consultant, Creative Research Consulting

Founding Partners

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