Artemis Advances: ORION

An exclusive round table discussion covering Advances in the ORION Space Craft, Colorado space economy and special guest, astronaut James Shelton Voss.

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Featured Speakers

Neil Bradley

Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has spent two decades working directly with congressional committee chairpersons and other high-ranking policymakers to achieve solutions. At the Chamber, Bradley is responsible for aligning the organization’s overall policy priorities and advocacy efforts. He oversees several major policy divisions within the Chamber: Economic Policy; Employment Policy; Small Business Policy; and Cyber, Intelligence and Security PolicyHealth Policy, Transportation Infrastructure Policy and Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Policy are also under his leadership.

Vicky Lea

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

Vicky joined the Metro Denver EDC in March 2009. She supports the region’s aviation and aerospace industries, and manages the Colorado Space Coalition and the Metro Denver Aviation Coalition. Vicky was previously Aerospace Industry Coordinator with the Metro Denver WIRED Initiative, a U.S. Department of Labor grant to increase the pipeline of workers to the region’s targeted growth industries. Vicky previously worked for UK Trade and Investment at the British Consulate in Denver, where she helped Colorado companies expand business operations into the United Kingdom, and assisted British companies conducting business in Colorado. Vicky also worked to build education and non-profit partnerships for international social economic development programs. Originally from the UK, Vicky received her Master’s degree in Development Studies from Manchester University.

Christian Zur

Executive Director, Procurement and Space Industry Council

Christian Zur serves as executive staff to the Procurement and Space Industry Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He leads the Chamber’s policy formulation and advocacy on defense acquisition and civilian space programs, in addition to commercial space regulation. His articles have been featured in publications such as Aviation Week, Defense News, The Hill, The Orlando Sentinel, Scientific American, The Seattle Times, and Space News. Christian recently served on NASA’s independent review of the operations and management of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.

Dianne Primavera

State of Colorado

Dianne Primavera is a leading patient advocate who has spent three decades fighting for every Coloradan’s access to quality, affordable health care. Before becoming Lieutenant Governor, Dianne served as a state legislator and the CEO of Susan G. Komen Colorado, one of the largest organizations in the country dedicated to breast cancer prevention, treatment, research, and education. Dianne is a lifelong Coloradoan and Broomfield resident. She has two adult daughters and a one-year-old granddaughter, Kailani.

The Honorable Ed Perlmutter

House of Representatives (CO-07)

Ed has deep roots in the 7th Congressional District and has lived in Jefferson County his entire life. His grandfather and father ran a concrete business (in what is now the 7th District) for decades. Ed attended Jefferson County public schools and then worked construction with his father during the summers while in law school at the University of Colorado. He chose to raise his family in the district where his three daughters also attended Jefferson County Public Schools. Ed currently lives in Arvada with his wife Nancy, a public school teacher, who also has three children who attended Jeffco public schools.

James Shelton Voss

University of Colorado, Boulder

James Shelton Voss is a retired United States Army colonel and NASA astronaut. During his time with NASA, Voss flew in space five times on board the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. He also served as deputy of Flight Operations for the Space Station Program Mission Integration and Operations Office

George Pullen

Chief Space Economist for Space Channel

George is a free-market economist, with twenty years of experience as a strategic, analytical, problem solver. Prior to joining Space Channel, he learned his craft serving as an executive as a banker, broker, hedge fund trader, economist and lecturer. His areas of market expertise, research, and publishing include: healthcare, energy, blockchain, rare earths, derivatives, trading, defense innovation, AI/ML, risk modeling, crowdfunding and Space Economics. For the last decade has been refining his economic philosophies as Senior Economist at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He is driven by a curiosity and passion for convergence, connecting people and ideas across diverse disciplines and finding new questions that need answers. George splits his time between DC and Maine. He was once and is always a US Marine and is an alumni of UMaine and Johns Hopkins. He has a wonderful wife and four beautiful kids.