Scott Pace, Ph.D.

Scott Pace was appointed by President Donald Trump in 2017 to serve as the Executive Secretary for the National Space Council, which streamlines and coordinates America's space policy and strategy. Previously, Pace was the director of the Space Policy Institute and Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at George Washington University. He has also served at NASA, the White House Office of Science and Technology, and the RAND Corporation’s Science and Technology Policy Institute. Pace has received numerous awards including the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the U.S. Department of State’s Group Superior Honor Award, GPS Interagency Team, and the NASA Group Achievement Award, Columbia Accident Rapid Reaction Team. Pace received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Harvey Mudd College; Master’s degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics and Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a Doctorate in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School.