Our Mission

Foster an entrepreneurial, business-focused commercial space ecosystem in New Mexico by making connections, advocating for stakeholders, and preparing for the future. 

Our Vision

Make New Mexico the first choice for the newspace industry.

Our Team

NewSpace New Mexico Leadership

Casey Anglada DeRaad

Casey Anglada DeRaad

NewSpace New Mexico Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Casey is an energetic builder of partnerships and growth strategies to help all stakeholders succeed. She has over 30 years of leadership experience in space technology, business development, investment leveraging, technology engagement/transfer, strategic planning, workforce development, and portfolio investment.  Casey is a 10th generation New Mexican who has promoted opportunities for New Mexico students and industries for her entire career.

Scott Maethner

Scott Maethner

Strategy & Operations Lead

Scott is a results-oriented leader who helps people and organizations reach their full potential.  He has over 28 years of leadership experience in the areas of science & technology, space research & operations, program management, strategy & policy development, strategic planning, studies & analysis, corporate communications, sales, marketing and talent acquisition.Scott has been an Albuquerque resident for over 12 years and advocates for New Mexico’s economic development and growth.

NewSpace New Mexico
Board of Directors

Joe Sciabica

Joe Sciabica

Chair

CTO, Advanced Core Concepts
Donna Siergiej

Donna Siergiej

Secretary

Director, Medical Physics, UNM Cancer Center
Barbara Brazil

Barbara Brazil

Former Deputy Secretary, NM Economic Development Department
Jill Halverson

Jill Halverson

Former Field Representative, US Senator Bingaman
Gary King

Gary King

Former NM Attorney General

NewSpace New Mexico
Advisory Board

Members of the NewSpace New Mexico Advisory Board represent New Mexico space leaders from industry, academia, government and the community.

Joe Sciabica

Joe Sciabica

Chair

CTO, Advanced Core Concepts
Peter Wegner

Peter Wegner

Vice-Chair

CTO, Spaceflight Industries
Brad Clevenger

Brad Clevenger

Vice-Chair

President, SolAero Technologies

NewSpace New Mexico
Industry Forum

The NewSpace New Mexico Industry Forum is led and attended by representatives from New Mexico space companies with the goal of supporting the needs of the NM space industry.

Joe Bullington

Joe Bullington

Lead

Director, Mission Services Dept at Jacobs Technology
Neil McCasland

Neil McCasland

Lead

Director of Technology, Applied Technology Associates
Carol Welsch

Carol Welsch

Lead

Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Members of the NewSpace New Mexico Advisory Board represent New Mexico space leaders from industry, academia, government and the community.

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