James A. Muncy
James A. Muncy founded PoliSpace, an independent space policy consultancy, in early 2000 to help space entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs succeed at the nexus of business, public affairs, and technology. His clients have included several companies in the emerging private human space flight industry, firms offering commercial services to NASA spaceflight programs, and government managers of Air Force military space projects. Immediately prior to establishing PoliSpace, Muncy spent over five years working for the U.S. House of Representatives. Before joining congressional staff in late 1994, Muncy spent nine years as a space policy and marketing consultant for various clients including NASA, NOAA, several private firms, and the not-for-profit space community, while also securing a graduate degree. In the mid-1980's he worked for two and a half years as a policy assistant in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Reagan. Muncy began his career in space policy in 1981 as a staff advisor in the Office of Congressman Newt Gingrich. Muncy co-founded the Space Frontier Foundation in 1988 and served as its Chairman of the Board for six years. Earlier he had served on the Board of Directors of both the National Space Society and the L5 Society. Muncy holds an MS in Space Studies from the Center for Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota and a BA from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.
Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation, President, PoliSpace