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ATK’s Kevin Kane and Lockheed Martin’s Matt Kramer to lead Coalition for Space Exploration

By SpaceRef Editor
January 21, 2015
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ATK’s Kevin Kane and Lockheed Martin’s Matt Kramer to lead Coalition for Space Exploration

Kevin Kane, Director of Congressional Relations at ATK, and Matt Kramer, Director of External Communications at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, will be leading the Coalition for Space Exploration’s (Coalition) advocacy efforts in 2015. Each will serve a one-year term, effective January through December 2015.

Kane, Coalition chair, is currently the director of Congressional relations at ATK, where he utilizes his extensive knowledge of government policies and legislation to advocate for the company’s role in U.S. defense and space exploration programs. Kane has a thorough background in Congress, having served in the offices of three senators from 2007 to 2014. A U.S. Army veteran, Kane brings 15 years of military and civilian leadership experience to the Coalition team.

“With the tremendous success of Orion’s first test flight, the Space Launch System preparing for EM-1, and all the technologies that are being developed to support these missions, the Coalition will be more active than ever in supporting our shared goals of deep space exploration,” Kane said.

Kramer, Coalition deputy chair, is the Director of External Communications at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. In this role he is responsible for media relations, marketing communications, web, social media, and advertising for the Corporation’s Space Systems business area. Kramer previously served as Director of Executive Communications at Lockheed Martin’s corporate headquarters, as well as Director of Advertising and Brand Management.

“From technology breakthroughs and scientific advancements to inspirational human achievements, space exploration benefits people across the globe every day,” Kramer said. “The Coalition plays an important role in communicating those benefits and the unparalleled value of space for America and the world.”

About the Coalition for Space Exploration

The Coalition for Space Exploration is a group of space industry businesses and organizations collaborating to ensure that the United States remains the leader in space exploration, science and technology.  By reinforcing the value and benefits of space exploration with the nation’s leaders, the Coalition intends to build lasting support for a long-term, sustainable, strategic direction for space exploration.

SpaceRef staff editor.