Mr. Steve Landeene is the Executive Director for the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA); assuming that position on January 7, 2008. Mr. Landeene brought a unique engineering and business perspective to this position. Steven uses his substantial aerospace experience to lead the strategy, marketing and business development efforts for Spaceport America and is responsible for the strategic direction of the project. Mr. Landeene’s academic background includes a BS degree in Aeronautical / Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Arizona State University. Mr. Landeene has extensive experience in aerospace related fields, including twenty years with Honeywell Aerospace in which he filled many different roles. He headed projects as diverse as overseeing the design of improved jet engines to developing maintenance service agreements around the globe. Following his time with Honeywell, Mr. Landeene was employed by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise's Landmark Aviation in Phoenix. He led the strategy and planning in support of developing the new brand of Landmark Aviation for the Carlyle Group, resulting in a 460% increase in shareholder value within 2 years.