Press Release

Tommy Sanford Named Director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation

By SpaceRef Editor
September 25, 2014
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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Tommy Sanford has been named as its Director. Sanford will join the CSF staff on October 1 and, among other duties, will be responsible for government affairs for the organization under incoming CSF President Eric Stallmer.

Sanford has extensive experience in the aerospace sector including his recent position as Government Affairs Associate at the Space Foundation, where he was responsible for analyzing and implementing policy strategies in the aerospace, defense, and international arenas. He also worked at the Department of Commerce’s Office of Space Commercialization and on Capitol Hill for the House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee. Sanford is a graduate of the George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute.

“With an impressive DC background, Tommy has already demonstrated a solid understanding of legislative and regulatory policy and a passion for the space industry,” said Stallmer. “Coupled with his experience working at the Space Foundation, Tommy will be an invaluable addition to the CSF leadership. I look forward to working with him to continue to advance the commercial space sector.”

About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation

The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever-higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s member companies, which include commercial spaceflight developers, operators, spaceports, suppliers, and service providers, are creating thousands of high-tech jobs nationwide, working to preserve American leadership in aerospace through technology innovation, and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. For more information please visit or contact Associate Director Sirisha Bandla at or at 202.715.2928.

SpaceRef staff editor.