Mary Lynne Dittmar

President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar is President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, an industry trade group supporting human exploration, science, and commerce in deep space. Under her leadership, the Coalition has grown from 5 companies to more than 60 over the past two years and is a recognized source for information, education, and outreach in support of NASA’s programs, the aerospace industry, and American leadership in space.

Before starting her own consulting firm in 2004, Dr. Dittmar coordinated R&D and later managed Flight Operations for The Boeing Company on the International Space Station Program. More recently she was Senior Policy Advisor to the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), which manages the International Space Station National Laboratory. She has also served as a senior advisor to NASA, the DoD, and the FAA.

Mary Lynne is a Fellow of the National Research Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Astronautics and Aeronautics, and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Astronautical Society. From 2012-2014 she served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Human Spaceflight and is in her second term as a member of the Executive Committee of the Space Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She anticipates beginning a new role as a member of the User Advisory Group of the National Space Council later in 2018. Dr. Dittmar resides in Washington, D.C.