Eric Stallmer is the Executive Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy for Voyager Space Holdings Inc. Eric leads Voyager’s Washington D.C. office and is responsible for representing the interests of Voyager to key government institutions including Congress, the White House and several federal agencies that impact the success of Voyager and its subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Voyager he was the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. CSF is the most recognized and largest trade organization dedicated to promoting policies and best practices fostering the development of the commercial spaceflight industry. Under Stallmer’s leadership, CSF worked tirelessly to craft the modern Commercial Space Launch Act, as well as to promote innovation as a national policy to spur the economy and create high technology jobs.
Eric serves on both the Defense Innovation Board, Space Advisory Committee as well as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). While at CSF, Eric was appointed to the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group (UAG) where he sits on the Executive Committee and serves as the Co-Chair of the Economic Development and Industrial Base Subcommittee. He also served as the co-chair of the Federal Aviation Administration Airspace Integration Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) and was a member of the Space Launch and Reentry ARC, and the Spaceport ARC.
Eric has testified several times to Congress, before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, the Senate Commerce Committee and the National Space Council. During these testimonies, he has encouraged Congress to support policies that will facilitate growth and innovation in the industry and maintain the American space sector’s competitive leadership.
As a thought leader in the space industry, Eric has served on numerous industry affiliated boards including the Future Space Leaders Foundation and is former Chairman of the Washington Space Business Roundtable. His professional comments have been featured in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, SpaceNews, and many more.
Before working at CSF, Eric served as the Vice President of Government Relations at Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI). Stallmer joined AGI in 2002; while there, Eric oversaw all Washington Operations and represented AGI’s commercial off-the-shelf products and technology to defense, intelligence, Congress, and civil government sectors within the aerospace industry.
Eric came to AGI from The Space Transportation Association (STA), a non-profit, industry trade organization providing government representation to companies with a vested interest in the U.S space launch industry. Prior to that, Stallmer worked on Capitol Hill in the office of then Congressman Tom Coburn.
For almost three decades, Stallmer has served as an officer in the United States Army and Army Reserves. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service while engaged in combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is currently assigned, as a reservist, to the Pentagon in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff Army for Logistics, G-4.
Eric earned a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History from Mount Saint Mary College. He and his wife Amy live in McLean, Virginia with their three children, Charlie, Billy and Catherine.