Aerospace Selects Teri Spoutz as Chief of Government Relations

Press Release From: Aerospace Corporation
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Aerospace Corporation announced today that Teri Spoutz has joined the company as the new chief of government relations. In this role, she will lead the organization’s outreach to Congress, the executive branch, and state and local government officials. She will also conduct outreach activities for Aerospace’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS), which provides objective analysis and comprehensive research to ensure well-informed, technically defensible, and forward-looking space policy.

“We are delighted to have Teri joining the Aerospace team,” said Jamie Morin, vice president and executive director of CSPS. “Her deep credibility and integrity will be great assets as Aerospace continues to work to shape the future in space.”
Prior to joining Aerospace, Spoutz held positions at Pinnacle Engineering, as a professional member of the United States Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and as the director of the Air Force Budget Investment office. While working on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Spoutz performed oversight of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps acquisition appropriations, and also recommended funding levels in annual defense appropriations legislation. During her 20-year career with the Air Force, Spoutz acquired extensive financial and program analysis experience in all phases of weapon system acquisition, and, in her final Air Force assignment, was responsible for the budget formulation, financial execution, and accounting of Air Force procurement, research, development, test and evaluation, military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure appropriations, which totaled more than $40 billion annually.

“Teri is a proven leader who brings a keen understanding of both DoD and Air Force financial management regulations and the congressional appropriation and authorization process to Aerospace,” said Steve Isakowitz, Aerospace president and CEO.

Spoutz received her bachelor’s degree from California State University Fullerton and her master’s in business administration from Webster University.  She earned the Secretary of the Air Force’s Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service in 2011.
About the Center for Space Policy and Strategy
The Center for Space Policy and Strategy is dedicated to shaping the future by providing nonpartisan research and strategic analysis to decisionmakers. The Center is part of The Aerospace Corporation, a nonprofit that provides objective advice to the government on complex space enterprise and systems engineering problems. To read the latest publications related to space policy matters, visit
About The Aerospace Corporation
The Aerospace Corporation is a California nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has approximately 3,900 employees. It provides guidance and advice to military, civil, and commercial customers to ensure the success of complex, technology-based programs. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with multiple locations across the United States. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @AerospaceCorp.

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