Shelli Brunswick

Shelli Brunswick

Chief Operating Officer | Space Foundation

Executive & Operational Leadership

Strategy | Innovation | Technology

Relationship Building | Marketing

High Profile Recognition & Network


Examples of Board Experience:

Manufacturer’s Edge | Executive Committee – Chair

World Business Angeles Investment Forum (WBAF)

Global Women Leaders Committee (GWLC), Board of Directors, Co-Chair

AeroAI Global Solutions | Board Member


Shelli Brunswick is a transformative leader whose visionary prowess and strategic acumen have sculpted a distinguished 35-year career within the global space ecosystem. Her multifaceted expertise in leadership, strategic foresight, and advocacy underscores a relentless commitment to driving technology innovation, fostering entrepreneurship, and championing diversity and inclusion. From her esteemed tenure in the U.S. Air Force as a leader in space acquisition, program management, and congressional liaison, to an impactful tenure as the COO of  Space Foundation and now the CEO & Founder of SB Global, Shelli exemplifies exceptional leadership acumen.

She is the Board Chair for Manufacturer’s Edge, an approved center for the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institutes of Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program, where she provides strategic, financial, and operational oversight. A board member for the GWLC of the WBAF, an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. She is a board member for AeroAI Global Solutions whose mission is to leverage space technologies and artificial intelligence to create international solutions to critical global challenges.

Shelli’s global impact resonates through her prolific authorship and sought-after keynote speeches. She has published articles in consumer, technology, and space-related journals. Her compelling addresses traverse continents, inspiring audiences with insights on career success, leadership, and workforce development. Beyond the podium, her engagement with prestigious think tanks like the Hudson Institute and the Wilson Center amplifies her capacity to shape pivotal conversations around innovation and technology. Her influence extends beyond the present, by contributing to research initiatives for NASA and the European Space Agency, shaping the global space paradigm.

A stalwart advocate for women in space, Shelli’s numerous accolades—including being named among the Top 100 Women of the Future in Emerging Technology, recipient of the Chief in Tech Award, and earning two Lifetime Achievement Award. Passionate about nurturing talent, inspiring the next generation, and fostering global collaborations, Shelli embodies a dedication to driving meaningful change. She has served as a mentor for the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs Space4Women and WomenTech Network Mentoring Programs.

Her academic achievements include a MBA from the University of Phoenix, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University-Pueblo, Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute, and a certificate in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University. Most recently, she has completed the Deloitte Board Readiness Program, an educational and networking program for senior executives.

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