New Mojave Spaceport CEO to Address AV Business Outlook Conference

Katrina Drees
Katrina Drees

LANCASTER, Calif. (AVBOT PR) — Karina Drees, who will assume duties as CEO and General Manager of Mojave Air & Space Port in January, will be among regional business and industry leaders to speak at the Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference on Feb. 26, 2016.

Drees, Deputy General Manager of MASP, has been named to succeed CEO Stu Witt upon his retirement at year end.

Drees, 39, joined the Mojave Air & Spaceport management in July 2012 as director of business development, and was advanced to the post of deputy general manager a year later. She worked with the Mojave Air and Spaceport in 2007 in developing an access-to-space plan for commercial operations of the new space transportation vehicles under development in Mojave.

Prior to joining the Mojave Air and Space Port, Drees had more than 12 years’ experience in strategy and business development, occupying management positions for growing technology companies.

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Business Outlook Conference Set for Friday in Mojave

Credit: Douglas Messier
Credit: Douglas Messier

A billboard featuring former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly advertises the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Business Outlook Conference scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21. The billboard is near the entrance to the Mojave Air and Space Port, where the conference will be held at the Stuart O. Witt Event Center.

For more information and tickets, visit https://www.avbot.org/outlook-conference/