Chris Shank

Vice President and General Manager Air & Space Programs
State of the Space Industrial Base Webinar : Panel 2: Industry Discussion and Response

Chris Shank joined Maxar in September 2019. As part of the Public Sector team, Chris manages product accounts and service delivery as well as business development across Maxar’s intelligence community and national security customer base.

Chris previously held various leadership roles in the military, U.S. government and commercial industry for over 30 years. Before joining Maxar, Chris was the Director of the Strategic Capabilities Office at the U.S. Department of Defense. In this role, he led the development of new and innovative ways to shape and counter emerging threats, bringing unexpected and game-changing capabilities to the Joint Force.

Chris has also held leadership roles at Van Scoyoc Associates, the Science, Space and Technology Committee in the House of Representatives, Honeywell Aerospace, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and NASA. He served as an Officer in the U.S. Air Force for 11 years and holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.