June 24, 2015 – The Space Foundation has added a new Special Advisor to its leadership team. R. Dan Jones is now Space Foundation Special Advisor – Latin American Affairs. Jones will take an active role in outreach to Latin American space programs and their involvement in the Space Foundation’s annual Space Symposium, held each spring in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“The Space Foundation is delighted to have an experienced professional of Dan Jones’ caliber join our leadership team,” said Steve Eisenhart, Senior Vice President – Strategic and International Affairs. “Dan’s vision, relationships and understanding of the growing space activities in Latin America will advance Space Foundation initiatives in this important region.”
Jones is a retired military space professional with 20 years of service through the United States Air Force. He led or organized more than 30 space partnerships between the U.S., Brazilian, Chilean and Colombian militaries.
He is based in Tucson, Arizona, and is CEO of Beyond Horizons Space Consulting, LLC, an international consulting firm providing advisory, business development and strategic planning services for clients within commercial, academic and government organizations. He is also co-founder and CEO of SparkConnect, Inc., an Arizona-based company that provides collaborative environments for global markets.
Jones earned a Bachelor of Science degree in space physics from the United States Air Force Academy, and two Master of Science degrees in space operations and operations research from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
He joins the Space Foundation’s other Special Advisors: former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., Special Advisor – Human Spaceflight; and William V. Parker, Special Advisor – International Affairs.