Ms. Hickton is a former public company CEO and a transformative executive leader with a career that spans multiple industries from aerospace, space, and defense, and includes operational, commercial, and strategic experience in manufacturing, government services, cyber/intelligence, and digital solutions. Based on her experience and background she was recently appointed to the National Space Council User’s Advisory Group, Chaired by the Vice President, and which Group serves to enable and propel the United States’ space goals. Ms. Hickton currently serves as Chair, CEO, and lead investor of Cumberland Additive, Inc., a small woman-led innovative additive manufacturing company capable of meeting rigorous aerospace, energy, defense, and space requirements. The Company has manufacturing locations in Austin, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and manufactures production parts for space customers used in rockets and satellites, aerospace customers for non-flight critical parts, and in defense participates in the growing supply chain for parts to assist in replenishing the U.S. defense stockpile.