Vice President, Advanced Programs Development, Lockheed Martin
Joe Landon serves as Vice President of Advanced Programs Development for Lockheed Martin’s Commercial Civil Space Line of Business. In this role, Joe leads strategy development and new business growth for Lockheed’s Human Space Exploration, Communications Satellite Solutions, Deep Space Exploration and Weather & Remote Sensing lines of business.
Previously, Joe was Chief Financial Officer of Planetary Resources, Inc., a company that seeks to expand the economy of humanity into the Solar System through the development and use of resources found in space. Joe also Co-Founded and served as Chairman of the Board of Space Angels, the leading source of capital for space startups. Joe also developed commercial communications satellites at Boeing as an engineer and project manager. Joe is a Trustee of the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, and in 2016 he was named one of Seattle’s ‘40 Under 40’ by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering-Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard Business School.