CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND EDUCATION
SPACE COMMERCE INSTITUTE
Areas of Expertise
SBIR/STTR, Space Market Trends and Growth Strategies, Space Adjacent Markets, Securing Private Capital, International Space Agencies, NASA and Federal Regulatory Bodies, Launch and Payload Regulations, Business Development, Foreign Growth into the U.S. Market
Courtney Stadd is Founder and President of Capitol Alliance Solutions, LLC, a Washington DC based management consulting firm whose clients include a wide range of pioneering commercial space actors. For nearly 40 years, Stadd's career path has been a mix of senior government leadership and corporate executive jobs - primarily focused on encouraging the removal of policy and regulatory barriers to the emergence of a competitive American-led commercial space marketplace, as well as business development strategies to generate revenue for early-stage space ventures. He has held multiple senior positions at the US Department of Commerce, the US Department of Transportation, the White House, and worked directly for three NASA Administrators, including as Chief of Staff/White House Liaison.
As Senior Director, White House National Space Council, he helped draft numerous Presidential directives encouraging a competitive commercial space industry, including commercial space guidelines which have governed executive agency use of commercial space products and services for over 30 years.
Stadd is a member of the Washington Space Business Roundtable Board of Directors and Chair, Programs, 2020-2022. He was appointed Chair, Aerospace Industries Association Civil Space Committee, 2022. He is also Vice President of the Beyond Earth Institute. He is a long-time adviser to the UN NGO, Space Week Association. Mr. Stadd was selected to participate in NASA's Oral History series.