Dr. Lance Chenault,
President & CEO

Lance Chenault (Ph.D.), President & CEO and Senior Associate, joined the Aerospace Business Development Associates, Inc. in Oct 2008.  He has more than 30 years of government and commercial program management and business development accomplishments.  In every case, Lance has increased profitability and performance through his management of technology product development, engineering R&D, and technology program enhancement.

Lance’s experience ranges from Laser Ordnance Firing System Project Officer on the Small ICBM, Military Research Engineer at the Propulsion Directorate; Program Manager for the Active Core

Exhaust (ACE) Program, Chief of Integration and Demonstration and the Aeronautical Sciences Laboratory at the Air Vehicles Directorate and as Director of Technology & Innovation Partnerships at a major aerospace research & development institute.  Lance has also worked extensively with the Materials Directorate, the Sensors Directorate, NASA Glenn Research Center and many other government agencies.


Lance is the Senior Sustainment Transition Agent for the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Commercialization Readiness Program (CRP). Under this program Lance has successfully connected >200 small businesses with 15 major DoD vendors and government agencies.