HOUSTON (Axiom Space PR) — Commercial space leader Axiom Space is pleased to announce the hire of Jared Stout, formerly the Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the White House National Space Council, to serve as the company’s Vice President of Government and External Relations, beginning on August 15. At Axiom, which is currently constructing the world’s first commercial space station to succeed the International Space Station (ISS), Mr. Stout will oversee advocacy and outreach initiatives and serve as a thought leader for the company’s policy objectives spanning the U.S. Government as well as state and regional activities.
Stout joins Axiom from Meeks, Butera & Israel, PLLC in Washington, D.C., where he has been Director of Congressional and Regulatory Policy for the past two years after an earlier role as Senior Policy Advisor at Venable, LLP. In those positions he served as a key advisor shaping legislative, communications, and regulatory strategies for clients spanning the civil, commercial, and national security space industry. His prior work with the National Space Council included orchestration of external affairs for the Council and formulation of U.S. national space policy and initiatives, working across the entire U.S. Government through the interagency process to coordinate space policy in the civil, commercial, and national security sectors.
“I am thrilled to be joining Axiom Space and a leadership team that is driving economic development in low-Earth orbit”, said Stout. “Axiom’s recent, successful Ax-1 mission together with several recent international agreements and strong progress manufacturing Axiom Station position it as the key architect of the next generation of human activity in space, providing orbital infrastructure services to industry, researchers, international teams and the U.S. Government through new and innovative business relationships.”
Prior to joining the National Space Council staff, Stout was Chief of Staff at the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, where he had earlier served as Senior Advisor for Communications. Before joining the FAA, he was a Professional Staff Member supporting the Space Subcommittee of the Science, Space and Technology Committee of the House of Representatives, where he drafted significant portions of NASA Authorization Acts and the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015, among others.
Stout’s addition to Axiom bolsters an organization with deep expertise in commercial space, spanning engineering, research, manufacturing, and policy. He will report directly to Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, Chief Government and External Relations Officer for Axiom.
“Jared brings a tremendous range of space policy development, industry expertise, advocacy, and strategic vision encompassing relationships and experience in both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government as well as state operations,” said Dittmar. “Axiom is completely committed to preserving U.S. leadership in space through commercial partnerships and our relationship with NASA, as well as through a whole-of-government approach that Jared played a key role in advancing at the federal level. We look forward to welcoming him to the Axiom team.”
About Axiom Space:
Axiom Space is guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while privately building its successor, Axiom Station, the first permanent commercial destination in Earth’s orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.