Lori Garver

CEO Earthrise Alliance

Former NASA Deputy Administrator

Lori Garver is the Chief Executive Officer of Earthrise, a philanthropy that creates  meaningful earth science content from satellite data to inform and activate educators,  journalists and decision makers to combat climate change and sustain humanity on  planet Earth. 

Garver served as Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space  Administration (NASA) from 2009 – 2013 and led the agency’s transition team for  President-Elect Obama. Previous senior positions have included General Manager of  the Air Line Pilots Association – a union representing over 60,000 commercial airline  pilots and Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans at NASA in the Clinton  Administration. 

Lori is a Co-Founder of the Brooke Owens Fellowship, an educational non-profit  providing internships and mentorship to collegiate women pursuing degrees in  aerospace fields. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Maxar  Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) and as President of Women in Aerospace and the  American Astronautical Society.  

Garver is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including three NASA  Distinguished Service Medals, the Alumni Achievement Award from George  Washington University and an Honorary Doctorate from Colorado College. She holds a  B.A. in Political Economy from Colorado College and an M.A. in Science, Technology  and Public Policy from the George Washington University.