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Mark Sirangelo Succeeds Eric Schmidt as Defense Innovation Board Chair

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Mark Sirangelo
Mark Sirangelo Chairman Defense Innovation Board

Mark Sirangelo, entrepreneur scholar in residence at the University of Colorado, has succeeded Eric Schmidt as chairman of the Defense Innovation Board (DIB), Inside Defense reported Tuesday.

Sirangelo announced Tuesday that Schmidt, former CEO of Google, and several other members of the DIB, including LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson, ended their four-year terms on the board.

Sirangelo joined DIB in 2018 and currently leads the board’s newly established space advisory committee. He most recently worked at Sierra Nevada Corp. as head of space systems division and was the former chairman and CEO of SpaceDev.

The report noted that DIB named Drew Endy, a professor at Stanford University and president of BioBricks Foundation, to the board.