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LA CEOs: Virgin Orbit/Galactic - Outer Space

LA CEOs conducts regular meetings that are both educational and supportive for CEOs and Founding Executives. Meetings have a subject matter expert with a brief presentation along with Q&A. This is followed by addressing business problems that attendees are facing with suggested solutions provided by the group. Fenwick partner Andrew Klungness will be in attendance.

​​Outer Space

William Pomerantz is Vice President for Special Projects at Virgin Orbit, the innovative launch company for small satellites. Working with in the same role at Virgin Galactic from 2011 - 2017, he helped start Virgin Orbit as part of his remit to extend Virgin Galactic's efforts beyond space tourism.

Will is also the Co-Founder of the Brooke Owens Fellowship, as well as the Chair of the Board of Advisors of SEDS-USA, the world's largest student space organization. He is a member of the Editorial Board of ROOM, a Space Journal, among other activities. He is a graduate of Harvard, the NASA Academy, and the International Space University. From 2005 - 2011, he worked at the XPRIZE Foundation, serving as the primary author and manager of the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE and the $2 million Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander XCHALLENGE. He has also worked at Brown University, the Futron Corporation, and the United Nations, among others. In 2004, Will co-founded and served as Editor-in-Chief of SpaceAlumni.com, an early social network for space professionals. He has served on two US Federal Advisory Committees: the Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee and the National Academies of Science and Engineering’s Committee on Building a Better NASA Workforce.​