Lee Steinke

Chief Operating Officer
CisLunar Industries

Lee Steinke is the Chief Operating Officer at CisLunar Industries, a venture-backed company developing hardware for in-space metal processing and power conversion to enable key emerging space capabilities. She also served as Interim COO of Orbit Fab during a leadership transition for the satellite refueling company and in various strategic and front-facing roles with Space Foundation and Foundation for the Future. As a partner to the United States Space Force and NewSpace Nexus, Lee led the Space Futures Workshop with Industry to explore commercial views on the future of space and document the implications of those views for national security. She has performed as an executive on contracts for NASA, Space Force, AFRL, DIU, DARPA, CASIS/ISS-National Lab, and commercial customers. Prior to joining the aerospace industry, Lee was engaged in the energy industry working on flagship programs with public and private companies.

Lee is well published on a variety of topics and is a sought-after speaker who has been featured on the TEDx stage. She has served on various Advisory and Review Boards, including for Canopy Aerospace, the State of Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. Lee holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University, and a BA with Distinction in Geology and Classics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a licensed professional geologist and an alumna of the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar.

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