Jeffery A. Green holds extensive expertise in the complex world of government relations. In 2007 Mr. Green founded J.A. Green & Company, a full-service and bipartisan government relations firm located near Capitol Hill. With an emphasis on promoting national security and U.S. defense innovation, Mr. Green has rapidly expanded Green & Co. to over fifty clients. Prior to establishing Green & Co., Mr. Green served as both Staff Director to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and as Counsel to the full committee’s policy staff. Before serving on Capitol Hill, Mr. Green was the legislative director for the Coalition Provisional Authority Office of Legislative Affairs. Here he worked directly with senior CPA, Department ofDefense, Department of State, Office of Management and Budget, and White House officials. Preceding his legislative branch and Pentagon experience, Mr. Green served in the Air Force as a Missile Combat Crew Commander before retiring as a Colonel in the Air Force Reserve. Mr. Green is a graduate of George Washington University, the University of Miami, and Cornell University. He holds a Master of Law in Government Procurement, a Juris Doctor, and his baccalaureate. Mr.Green is admitted to the practice of law in the District of Columbia, Florida, and New Jersey. Publicly, Mr. Green has appeared on Fox News and the BBC as well as being quoted in an array of news publications. Mr. Green is a two-time NILE Top Lobbyist recipient, three-time The Hill Top Lobbyist recipient, and three-time Bloomberg Government Top-Performing Lobbying Firm recipient.
Tim Kopra joined OneWeb Technologies as President in January 2022. Prior to joining OneWeb Technologies, Tim was the Vice President for Robotics and Space Operations at MDA, a Canadian space company that has provided robotic arms, sensors, and operations for the Space Shuttle, International Space Station (ISS), and now for the Lunar Gateway. Tim was also Partner and Co-founder of Blue Bear Capital, a venture capital firm investing in companies providing digital technology solutions for the energy supply chain. Tim also served in various leadership and operational roles at NASA as an engineer and astronaut. While at NASA, Tim lived and worked on board the ISS during two spaceflights, completing three spacewalks and logging 244 days in space. In 2016, Tim was the ISS Commander for Expedition 47. Tim served in the U.S. Army for 25 years as an Army aviator. He was deployed to Operations Desert Shield and Storm and then commanded an AH-64 Attack Helicopter Company. Tim was selected as an astronaut in 2000.Tim remains active in military affairs as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the East Texas region. He is also involved in the Texas entrepreneurship ecosystem as an advisor to Greentown Labs Houston and local startups.Tim earned his Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech, and MBAs from Columbia Business School and London Business School.
Ryan D. McCarthy has deep experience across the defense and policy space. In September 2019, he was confirmed by unanimous consent of the U.S. Senate and sworn in as the 24th Secretary of the Army and served in the role until January 20th, 2021. In August 2017, he was again, confirmed by unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate and appointed as the 33rd Undersecretary of the Army.
Prior to his confirmation as the Undersecretary of the Army, McCarthy worked for Lockheed Martin Corporation in sequential vice president roles responsible for the sustainment, customer solutions and program integration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Previously, McCarthy was a special assistant to the 22nd Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama.
McCarthy served in the U.S. Army from 1997 to 2002 and deployed in combat operations during the invasion of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 75th Ranger Regiment, U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and holds an MBA from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith school of business.
McCarthy currently serves on the Board of Directors of CACI International, OneWeb Technologies, Tomahawk Robotics incorporated, and is a Special Advisor and Venture Partner at Scout Ventures. He is the Dean’s Scholar in Residence at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and is on the Board of Advisors of the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. McCarthy was inducted into the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame class of 2019.
Spencer provides strategic and executional leadership on critical business priorities and leads innovation efforts which will expand Blue Meridian’s work as it evolves. He explores new philanthropic investment opportunities, leads due diligence on potential Blue Meridian investees, and manages relationships with current investees, with a focus on Nationwide Solutions. Prior to joining Blue Meridian, Spencer served as President of The Mission Continues, a nationwide organization that engages military veterans in continued service to their country by serving in their own neighborhoods. In this role he built and nurtured partnerships with hundreds of community-based organizations in urban areas all across America, while also influencing changes in the national conversation about potential of today’s veterans. Before that, Spencer served as Vice President of Recruiting for Teach for America, where he helped lead the significant growth in applicants from campuses across the country. He previously served as an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company, where he led a wide range of strategic consulting engagements in the public, private, and social sectors.Spencer began his professional career as an aviation officer and Blackhawk helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. He earned a BS from the United States Military Academy, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.