Shelli Brunswick

Chief Operating Officer
, Space Foundation
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Meet Shelli Brunswick, an eminent figure in the realm of space exploration and innovation. With a wealth of experience spanning across a dynamic career, Shelli's profound insights and visionary perspective have established her as a guiding force within the global space community.

Having embarked on a remarkable journey from distinguished roles within the U.S. Air Force to her current position as COO of Space Foundation, Shelli's leadership acumen is nothing short of exceptional. Her oversight of Space Foundation's diverse divisions reflects a deep understanding of the intricate tapestry that constitutes the global space ecosystem.

Championing key values nurtured during her military service, Shelli is a fervent advocate for space technology innovation, diversity, and inclusion. Her collaborations worldwide, uniting commercial, governmental, and educational sectors, underscore her commitment to fostering a harmonious and progressive space landscape.

A prolific author and sought-after keynote speaker, Shelli's impact is truly global. She has delivered over 100 speeches and presentations in a single year, addressing audiences across continents on themes of career success, leadership, and workforce development. Her role as a thought leader and her engagement with esteemed think tanks such as the Hudson Institute and the Wilson Center illuminate her capacity to shape conversations around innovation and technology.

Notably, Shelli's influence extends to the future as well. She has contributed her expertise to research initiatives for NASA and ESA, shaping our understanding of the evolving global space paradigm. As a stalwart advocate for women in space, her accolades—Top 100 Women of the Future in Emerging Technology, Chief in Tech Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and more—aptly reflect her impactful presence.

Beyond her professional achievements, Shelli's leadership spans international organizations, further amplifying her reach. Her involvement with entities like Space4Women Mentoring Program, WomenTech Network, and G100 Global Chair for Space Technology and Aviation underscores her dedication to nurturing talent and fostering global collaboration.