Headshot of Mary Guenther in a blue blazer in front of a red brick wall.

Mary Guenther

Director of Space Policy

Mary Guenther is the Director of Space Policy at the Commercial
Spaceflight Federation (CSF). At CSF, Guenther leads the policy
development and lobbying efforts, where she is focused on
promoting policies that enable fair and open competition, spur
innovation, and expand public-private partnerships.

Before joining CSF, Guenther served as a Professional Staff
Member at the Senate Commerce Committee. In that position, she
was responsible for developing and moving space, manufacturing,
and science legislation through the Congress as well as
performing oversight on NASA, NSF, NIST, FAA AST, and the DOC
Office of Space Commerce. She was integral to the Senate
passage of the United States Innovation and Competition Act,
which incorporated the NASA Authorization Act of 2019.

Mary Guenther earned her degree from American University,
majoring in Public Communication and Economics.