Vice President of Washington Operations and Business Development
Mike Gold is vice president of Washington Operations and Business Development for Space Systems/Loral (SSL), A commercial satellite manufacturer and a global leader in space systems and robotics. At SSL, Gold is responsible for interactions with Congress and executive branch agencies as well as business development for emerging space technologies. In 2008, Gold was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to serve on the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), and was appointed to serve as chair of the organization in 2012. The COMSTAC is a federal advisory committee comprised of leading commercial space industry executives that provides advice to the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Additionally, Gold was appointed by the National Research Council to serve on the Space Technology Industry-Government-University roundtable, which supports NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. Gold is an attorney who writes about the intersection between the commercial space industry and export controls, and has testified before the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives as a subject matter expert in commercial space policy, law and innovation.