As President and COO of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell is responsible for day-to-day operations and for managing all customer and strategic relations to support company growth. She joined SpaceX in 2002 as Vice President of Business Development and built the Falcon vehicle family manifest to nearly 50 launches, representing nearly $5 billion in revenue.
Prior to joining SpaceX, Gwynne spent more than 10 years at the Aerospace Corporation where she held positions in Space Systems Engineering & Technology as well as Project Management. Gwynne was subsequently recruited to be Director of Microcosm’s Space Systems Division, where she served on the executive committee and directed corporate business development.
Gwynne participates in a variety of STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)-related programs, including the Frank J. Redd Student Scholarship Competition. Under her leadership the committee raised more than $350,000 in scholarships in 6 years.
Gwynne received, with honors, a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics from Northwestern University.