Board of Directors

Michael Colglazier, CEO and Board Director

Michael Colglazier is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Galactic. With a focus on safety, scale, engineering and manufacturing excellence, and amazing customer experience, Michael brings together and leads the incredibly talented, impassioned and diverse team that is designing, building and operating the world’s first commercial spaceline.

Prior to joining Virgin Galactic, Michael served as President and Managing Director of Disney Parks International and previously served as President of The Disneyland Resort in Southern California. Michael had an extensive career at Disney spanning over 30 years, where he drove new businesses, innovative growth, and operational excellence at Disney locations around the world.

Michael is active in the community, currently serving as Chairman of the CEO Roundtable for the University of California, Irvine and as a member of the Engineering Advisory Board of Rice University. Michael graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Raymond Mabus, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors and Lead Independent Director

Mr. Mabus served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy from 2009 to 2017. Mr. Mabus was the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1994 to 1996, the 60th Governor of Mississippi from 1988 to 1992, and Auditor of the State of Mississippi from 1984 to 1988. Mr. Mabus is currently CEO of The Mabus Group, a consulting company which he founded in 2017, and Vice Chair of InStride, a public benefit company. Mr. Mabus has served on the board of Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. since 2017. Mr. Mabus also serves on the board of World Central Kitchen and the Environmental Defense Fund. Mr. Mabus served as chairman of Kadem Sustainable Impact Corp. from 2017 to March 2023. Mr. Mabus served as a director of Dana Incorporated until April 2022. Mr. Mabus previously served as Chairman of Foamex International from 2003 to 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Mabus holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English & Political Science from the University of Mississippi, Oxford, a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

Henio Arcangeli, Jr., Board Director

Mr. Arcangeli most recently served as Senior Vice President of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., where he oversaw the Honda and Acura brands within the Automobile Division, from 2017 to 2020. Prior to American Honda, from 2014 to 2016, Mr. Arcangeli was President of Yanmar North America, a global manufacturer of diversified industrial and consumer products. Prior to that, Mr. Arcangeli served as a senior executive with Yamaha Motor Corporation USA for eight years, including serving as President of the Motorsports Group Company. From 2002 to 2006, he was an executive at Pioneer Electronics (USA), including serving as President & Chief Operating Officer of the Strategic Business Services Group. Earlier, he held senior roles at Thermador Corporation, as well as General Electric Company.

Mr. Arcangeli currently serves as an Advisor to Ouster, Inc. and ICON Aircraft Company, is a member of the Board of Trustees and past Chairman of Kettering University, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Long Beach Rescue Mission, and Chairman of the Long Beach Rescue Mission Foundation. Mr. Arcangeli holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), a master of engineering (mechanical) from Cornell University and a master in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Tina Jonas, Board Director

Tina Jonas is an independent consultant providing strategic consulting for the defense, aviation and healthcare sectors since 2015. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Jonas served in several executive roles within UnitedHealthGroup before becoming President, UnitedHealthcare, Military and Veterans. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Jonas served as Executive Vice President, Operations of PASSUR Aerospace, a business intelligence and aviation firm. From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Jonas served as Director, Operations, Sikorsky Aircraft. From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Jonas served as the Undersecretary Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Defense and from 2002 to 2004, Ms. Jonas served as the Assistant Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. From 2001 to 2002, Ms. Jonas served as a Deputy Undersecretary for Financial Management for the Department of Defense. Ms. Jonas has served on the board of directors and the Audit and Finance committee of Centrus Energy Corp. since 2020, and serves on the board of directors of other privately held companies and non-profits. Ms. Jonas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts degree in liberal studies from Georgetown University.

Craig Kreeger, Board Director

Craig Kreeger served as CEO of Virgin Atlantic from February 2013 through December 2018. Prior to his tenure at Virgin Atlantic, Craig spent 27 years at American Airlines where he held a variety of commercial, operational, financial and strategic roles.

Wanda Sigur, Board Director

Wanda Sigur is an independent consultant for emerging space exploration and traditional aerospace industry companies, providing design, analysis, prototype build, test solutions and design partners. Since 2018, she has provided these services through Lambent Engineering LLC where she is the President and Founder. From 1979 to 2017, Ms. Sigur held various senior level positions at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, most recently from 2014 to 2017, as Vice President and General Manager of Civil Space, where she had executive responsibility for national space programs relating to human space flight and space science missions, including planetary, solar, astrophysical, and Earth remote sensing for civil government agencies. Ms. Sigur is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). She is a member of the National Academies Science, Engineering and Medicine Aeronautics and Space Evaluation Board (ASEB) and Chair of the ASEB Space Technology Industry Government University Roundtable. Ms. Sigur graduated from Rice University with a bachelor’s of science in Materials Science and Engineering and holds an M.B.A. from Tulane University.

Diana Strandberg, Board Director

Ms. Strandberg retired at year-end 2022 from Dodge & Cox, a privately owned investment manager serving individuals and institutions globally, where she held several positions since joining in 1988, including most recently serving as Senior Vice President & Director, International Equity and as an Executive Board Member, both from 2011 to 2022. Previously, Ms. Strandberg was an Equity Research Analyst at First Boston Corporation. Ms. Strandberg serves on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Institution, on the board of the UC Berkeley Endowment Management Company, and on the National Board of Summer Search, a youth mentoring organization. Ms. Strandberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Gil West, Board Director

Gil West is the Chief Operating Officer of Cruise, GM’s majority-owned autonomous vehicle subsidiary. Prior to this, Gil served in various leadership positions since he began his career with Delta Air Lines in March 2008 and, most recently, from February 2014 to October 2020, served as its Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing Delta’s worldwide operations. Prior to joining Delta, Gil served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Laidlaw Transit Services, a provider of transportation services. Gil currently serves on the board of directors of Forward Air Corporation and Genesis Park Acquisition Corporation. He is also a member of the Brevard College Board of Trustees in North Carolina, serves on the Board of Directors for Wheels Up Partners and previously served on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society and was a member of its Executive Leadership Council. Gil holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master of Business Administration from National University.