STEM Council

  • Ed Swallow, Vice President of Vaeros, a division of The Aerospace Corporation
    Ed Swallow, Vice President of Vaeros, a division of The Aerospace Corporation

    Edward Swallow is vice president of Vaeros, a division of The Aerospace Corporation that combines deep technical expertise with industry-leading innovation to help our customers solve some of the world’s most complex systems engineering and integration challenges in high consequence environments.
    Swallow was appointed to this position in May 2015. Swallow directs all civil and commercial business at Aerospace and is responsible for contracts valued at over $80 million annually. Key customers include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and a wide number of other civil and commercial organizations in the United States and overseas.

    In addition to his responsibilities in Vaeros, Swallow is corporate director of government relations.

    Prior to joining Aerospace, Swallow was vice president, Business Development for the Federal and Defense Technologies Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. He was responsible for developing win strategies for the division’s captures and for all activities associated with the identification, qualification, shaping, and pursuit of new business opportunities with both current and prospective customers.
    Previously, Swallow worked for Steven Myers and Associates, Space Applications Corporation, Logicon Corporation, and most recently served as the president and CEO of Pegasus Strategic Advisors, LLC. Swallow is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve officer who served in a variety of leadership positions, including space systems acquisition and operations.

    Educational Background
    Swallow has earned two bachelor’s degrees: one in physics and astronomy from the State University of New York–Oneonta, and a second in electrical engineering from Syracuse University. He has a master’s degree in systems management for the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the Air Force Squadron Officer’s School and Air Command and Staff College, and the Defense Acquisition University’s Systems Acquisition Management for Flag Officers course. He has also completed certificate programs at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Virginia’s Darden School; and the University Of Chicago Booth Graduate School Of Business.

    The Aerospace Corporation is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the objective application of science and technology toward the solution of critical issues affecting the nation’s space program.