Voyager names Lord to board

By Marjorie Censer / March 23, 2021 at 11:48 AM

Voyager Space Holdings said today it has appointed former Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord to its board.

"Lord will join the Board in providing strategy and guidance for Voyager as the company continues to successfully support the growth needs of commercial space companies through sustainable, long-term investments," the company said.

The space exploration company says its "long-term mission is to create a vertically integrated publicly traded NewSpace company capable of delivering any mission humans can conceive." Voyager's board already includes retired Air Force Gen. William Shelton, who previously led Air Force Space Command.

The company said Lord is currently heading her own business, called EML Enterprises, providing advisory services. She most recently was under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and, before that, was chief executive of Textron Systems.