Mr. Mandigo is the current USACA Executive Director. He is also the President of Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI), which is the executive agent for USACA and also represents over 100 clients with interests in advanced materials and science and technology. Mr. Mandigo has 20 years experience working in Washington, DC on advanced materials and technology issues with federal agencies, Congress, and companies, universities and associations. Prior to joining SMI in 1995 he was Manager, Technology Policy and Planning for an engineering and management consulting firm working with NASA. He worked with NASA on commercial space policy and technology transfer after working as a staff assistant to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in 1991. Mr. Mandigo has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1988. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, he worked as an engineer in California on materials and structures for the F-22 fighter aircraft at Lockheed Aeronautical Systems, and on a six-passenger business aircraft for an aerospace manufacturing start up, Advanced Aerodynamics and Structures, Inc.