Managing Executive, Space Exploration
Andrew S. Driesman has served as the managing executive for the Space Exploration Sector at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) since 2020. The sector provides innovative solutions to critical civil and national security space problems. Mr. Driesman oversees approximately 1,200 technical and scientific staff within the sector and is responsible for ensuring the performance and quality of the sector’s technical products, research, and services, while creating a work environment that promotes innovation and diversity of thought. Mr. Driesman has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and geological sciences from Tufts University and a master’s degree in technical management from the Johns Hopkins University. He has over 35 years of experience at APL, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Air Force Research Laboratory providing systems engineering solutions and managing complex space missions for the civil and national security space communities.