The Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS)

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CONFERS is the independent not-for-profit global trade association developing recommendations for industry-led standards and guiding international policies for satellite servicing that contribute to a sustainable, safe, and diverse space economy. CONFERS is open to membership by industry, academic research institutions, governments, and nonprofit and not-for- profit organizations and individuals who are interested in furthering the commercial satellite servicing industry.

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CONFERS Management

Brian Lagana


Executive Director

Brian Lagana joined CONFERS as its Executive Director on April 1, 2023, bringing over 32 years in the non-profit/association management field in positions ranging from legislative assistant to director of government affairs to executive director/vice president in single and multi-association environments. Brian has held the position of Association Executive Director for over 20 years. Experiential highlights include running the government affairs/lobbying efforts of trade and professional associations at the federal, state and local levels; managing the fiscal affairs of associations; engaging in international outreach; organizing association events, meetings and conferences; and developing additional streams of non-dues revenue through strategic partnerships with industry providers.

Brian is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics.