Joe Mayer has 34 years’ professional experience in government and community relations, national security affairs and U.S. space exploration policy, as well as communications and business development. He currently serves as Lockheed Martin’s Director for Government Relations – FL.
Mayer has worked for Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, Rockwell International, the Senate Intelligence Committee and U.S. Senator Jake Garn (R-UT). He is the National Chairman of Citizens for Space Exploration – a grassroots, pro-space exploration advocacy group. He served nearly ten years with the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce in Houston, TX, including Chairman of the Board for the Chamber’s 50th Anniversary Year, Vice Chair of Research, Executive Committee and Board Member, Chair and principal author of the Chamber’s 2012 and 2017 strategic plans, as well as a member of the Government Affairs and Education Divisions.
Joe Mayer is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast and a member of the National Space Club – FL. He has supported STEM education outreach as a Board Member of the Clear Creek Education Foundation, is a NASA Space Flight Awareness award recipient, and was named by the Clear Lake Chamber as one of fifty individuals who had a significant impact in shaping the achievements and future of the Clear Lake – Houston region. The Mayor and City Council of Houston recognized his many professional and community contributions by officially declaring February 26, 2013 “Joe Mayer Day” in the city of Houston.