Tim Deaver will serve as VP Strategic Solutions in the Mynaric Washington D.C. area office and will be responsible for creating and marketing customer solutions for Mynaric’s industry leading Laser Communication Terminals. Tim leads a team focused on Customer Success, from requirements capture, to solutions development, customer support and works closely with Mynaric Sales team across critical Government and Commercial markets.
Prior to joining Mynaric, Tim worked for Airbus U.S. Space and Defense for 3 years leading their US Government focused small satellite capture and engineering efforts.
Mr. Deaver also worked for SES and SES Government Solutions for over 10 years where he led the business and product development activities.
Mr. Deaver led the SES GS team which won the USAF Space and Missile System Center (SMC) Pathfinder 1 contract for the purchase of near-end of life transponders, SMC’s Pathfinder 3 contract for prelaunched capacity on an SES satellite, the NASA Global-scale Observation of Limb and Disk (GOLD) hosted payload launched on SES-14 (built by Airbus Defense and Space) in 2018 and the FAA’s Wide-Area Augmentation System (WAAS) payload launched on SES-15 in 2017. Mr. Deaver also served as the program manager and eventually the Program Executive for the Commercially Hosted Infra-Red Payload (CHIRP) program which was launched in September 2011 aboard the SES-2 spacecraft.
Prior to joining SES, Mr. Deaver served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force in various space operational, acquisition and policy positions. Tim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado and a Master’s Degree from Air University.
Mr. Michael Dickey is Director of the Force Design Integration Office at the U.S. Space Force’s Space Warfighting Analysis Center at Peterson AFB, Colorado. In this role, he integrates analytic activities that inform future force design decisions for a combat effective enterprise for the newest military Service. He leads a core team of experts that orchestrate planning and implementation activities and processes within the U.S. Space Force and across partner organizations to transform to an enterprise-focused, threat-informed approach to developing and delivering space capabilities. Mr. Dickey is a Highly Qualified Expert in active civilian service for up to five years.
Mr. Dickey served a 21-year active duty career, retiring as a Colonel in 2009. He entered the Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1987 holding engineering and operations assignments in space, missile defense, and aircraft systems. He served in line, staff and command positions at the laboratory, squadron, group, major command and headquarters levels.
As a civilian in the private sector, Mr. Dickey worked on the development of space system solutions that leveraged the technology and economics of small spacecraft to meet mission needs.
1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL (Distinguished Graduate)
1996 US Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, CA (Distinguished Graduate) 1998 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL (Distinguished Graduate) 2003 Master of Security Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2006 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
2006 Penn State University, Executive Management Program, State College, PA
2008 Center for Creative Leadership, Developing the Strategic Leader, CO Springs, CO
Commander, 3d Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
Chief, Program Support Division, Deputy Directorate for Global
Operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, DC
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Defense Superior Service Medal
Air Force Legion of Merit
National Reconnaissance Office Gold Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster Raymond L. Jones Award
NASA Group Achievement Medal
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
Life Member, Air Force Association
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Member, Space Force Association
Dr. Debra L. Emmons is the General Manager of the Communication Technologies and Engineering Division at The Aerospace Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for leading a geographically distributed division of 200+ engineers and 30+ laboratories supplying expertise across the full range of communications and networking programs, technologies, and system architectures to Aerospace’s many customers. She also leads the strategy development for the Optical communications center, SPIDER providing solutions to customers across the space enterprise.
Prior to her current role, Dr. Emmons served as Associate General Manager of the Strategic Assessments & Studies Division in the Civil Systems Group, leading the line of business serving customers across all the NASA Science & Technology focused centers, universities, and non-profit entities. Within this line of business, she led strategic planning, new business development, and program development and execution.
Dr. Emmons is a skilled aerospace senior leader with technical, management and industry experience in the acquisition and development of advanced technology space systems. She has over 25 years of experience developing and leading cross-enterprise teams of technical experts to solve the nation’s toughest national security, civil and commercial space problems.
Dr. Emmons currently serves on the MILCOM organizing and technical program committee, and the IAF/IAC Space Communications & Navigation Committee (SCAN). She also served on the Board of Directors of the National Space Club, in Washington DC from 2010 through 2016. In the 2015-2016 term, Dr. Emmons served as the President of the National Space Club & Foundation.
Dr. Emmons was awarded a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University. She earned an M.S. and a B.S in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. She was also awarded an MBA from Imperial College Management School, London, United Kingdom.