Geoff Hempelmann

Manager, Government Relations
Maxar Technologies

Geoff Hempelmann is Manager of Government Relations at Maxar Technologies. In this role, Geoff is responsible for the company’s civil space portfolio including managing relationships with Congress, representing the company with trade associations, as well as advocating for programs and public policies. Before joining Maxar, Geoff spent nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, working for Reps. Steve Womack (AR-03), Evan Jenkins (ret. WV-03) and David McKinley (WV-01). During his time on Capitol Hill and working for members of the House Appropriations Committee, he handled a variety of policy issues including NASA and NOAA Appropriations, helping secure funding for STEM programs and NASA missions. Geoff received a Master’s degree in Economics from American University and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science from West Virginia University.

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