York Space Systems
Mr. Beames is currently the Executive Chairman of York Space Systems, a leader in commercial satellite design and manufacturing, as well as Chairman of the SmallSat Alliance, an industry group advocating for the future of this remarkably evolving industry. Prior to his current chairmanships, he was President of Vulcan Aerospace, responsible for asset allocation of Paul Allen’s aerospace investment portfolio exceeding $1B. A regular columnist with Forbes magazine, Chuck offers unique insights into current trends affecting commercial and private space companies, national security, and their stakeholders.
From 2009 to 2013, he was a senior executive at the Pentagon responsible for all space & intelligence acquisitions in the DoD, exceeding $80B annually. A retired Air Force Colonel, Chuck also served 23 years in space & intelligence leadership positions around the world.