Currently serving as President of Spaceport Indiana and is a Civilian Astronaut and licensed Pilot, Brian has been involved in the commercial space program from the early days. He served on the first Spaceports Council under the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and built the Spaceport Indiana program. He developed the Spaceport outreach program for education and has become the largest STEAM provider in Indiana. He has created many platforms to serve national interest regarding post disaster assessment, communications links for military environments using HALO technologies, and launch systems to name a few. Brian is considered one of the foremost leaders in technology transition to education within Indiana and has developed a number of award winning programs. He was awarded the MIRA Award in 2011 for his contributions to technology in education. A NASA Top Star Award winner and over 50 other awards to date. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the U.S. Navy, and frequent keynote speaker on commercial space topics as well as education.