Mike Beavin currently serves as a Senior Policy Advisor at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with over twenty years of experience in the development, implementation, and approval of major legislative and executive space policy actions. Mike has been an advocate of industry positions with key policy makers in Congress, the White House, the Federal Communication Commission and other federal departments and agencies such as the Department of Commerce, the State Department, the Department of Defense, and NASA.
From 2018 until the summer of 2020, Mike served as the Director of Commercial Space Policy at the National Space Council, Executive Office of the President. Previously, Mike served as professional staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Space and the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics; the Executive Director of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee and a Senior Advisor for Industry Affairs and Outreach to the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration; the Deputy Director of the Satellite Industry Association; and the Director of Government Relations at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Mike lives in Del Ray VA with his charming wife and four brilliant children.