CSF PR — Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – Officials with the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) today announced that the Federation has partnered with Griffin Communications Group to help increase awareness of the benefits and importance of commercial spaceflight among the public, media, government and other stakeholders. As part of the partnership, Griffin Communications Group has joined the CSF as an Associate Member.
Griffin Communications Group will provide ongoing expertise to put “best practice” communications tools and processes in place to better serve the mission of the Federation and its members.
CSF Executive Director John Gedmark said, “Griffin Communications Group is well-known throughout the commercial spaceflight industry for its deep understanding of this sector. We look forward to our partnership with this organization as the industry continues to advance.”
“We consider ourselves stakeholders in this industry as much as service providers,” said Jeff Carr, Griffin Communications Group’s Vice President, Aerospace Communications. “We share a strong desire to help advance the state of the space industry. We believe that lending our talents and experience in strategic communications and marketing to industry leaders who are shaping the marketplace is the best way for us to contribute.”
About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever-higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry. The CSF’s member companies – which include commercial spaceflight developers, operators, spaceports, suppliers and service providers – are creating thousands of high-tech jobs nationwide, working to preserve American leadership in aerospace through technology innovation, and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science and engineering.
About Griffin Communications Group
Griffin Communications Group is a global, full-service firm specializing in strategic communications programs for its clients, with a primary focus on aerospace. For more than a decade, the firm has helped its clients develop, communicate, protect and expand their brands in a complex, global marketplace. The agency was founded by Gwen Griffin in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston with team members located in Los Angeles, Indianapolis and central Florida. Her career in marketing and PR spans 25 years, serving in a variety of key corporate and agency roles. A 30-year veteran in the space industry with NASA and United Space Alliance, Jeff Carr heads up Griffin’s aerospace communications practice. Griffin senior counsel Bruce Hicks, a former VP of Corporate Communications for Continental Airlines, is a recognized expert in crisis communications and issues management in the industry.