Senior Vice President – Strategic Partnerships
As Space Foundation Senior Vice President – Strategic Partnerships, Elizabeth Wagner is responsible for managing the Space Foundation’s partnerships within the space industry, as well as with emerging space entities, media outlets, educational institutions, and any other businesses or organizations with an interest in advancing space policy and commerce. As such, she manages the Space Foundation’s Corporate Membership program, where she identifies, recruits, develops, and sustains long-term relationships with industry partners.
Wagner also directs corporate membership service delivery, Space Foundation products and services development and sales, event exhibit sales, program sponsorships, and pursuit of funding and revenue sources. As the principal liaison to the Space Foundation’s Corporate Member companies, she facilitates the information flow between Corporate Member companies and other strategic partners with the Space Foundation, balancing organizational and customer needs.
Elizabeth also helps define the scope, features, logistics, pricing, marketing activities, and operational aspects of Space Foundation events, and shares responsibility with the Chief Operations Officer for onsite management, quality assurance, customer satisfaction, and overall performance for Space Foundation industry events.
Prior to joining the Space Foundation, Wagner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sykes Communications. She earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.