Andrew Aldrin – President of the Board, President & CEO, Aldrin Family Foundation & ShareSpace Foundation
Dr. Andrew Aldrin serves as the President and CEO of the Aldrin Family Foundation. He is responsible for board governance and oversight of all Foundation initiatives, including ShareSpace Foundation, which ignites K-12 interest in STEAM fields and boosts scientific literacy, and Buzz Aldrin Enterprises, Inc., which promote the iconic space hero’s brand through public appearances.
In addition to his leadership role at the Aldrin Family Foundation, Andrew is an Associate Professor at Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) and director of the Aldrin Space Institute, a multidisciplinary organization created to advance space exploration and development toward the goal of establishing and maintaining a permanent human presence on Mars. He is also the Director of the ISU-Center for Space Entrepreneurship and Commerce at Florida Tech, which is developing the next generation of leaders of the commercial space revolution.
Prior to Florida Tech, Andrew was President of Moon Express, responsible for day-to-day operations for the company, and Director of Business Development and Advanced Programs at United Launch Alliance, managing development of corporate strategies, business capture, senior customer relations and advanced program development for civil space markets. He served in a similar position as Director of Business Development and Strategy for Boeing’s NASA Systems and Launch Services business units. Other noted career highlights include resident consultant at the RAND Corporation and professional research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses.
Andrew holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA, an MBA from TRIUM, an M.A. in Science Technology and Public Policy from The George Washington University, and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has also held posts as an Adjunct Faculty member at the International Space University, the University of Houston and California State University at Long Beach.