Rachel McNeal is a Manager of Government Relations at Maxar Technologies. In this role, Rachel is responsible for the company’s national security portfolio including managing relationships with Congress, representing the company with trade associations, as well as advocating for programs and public policies.
Before joining Maxar, Rachel was an analyst on Northrop Grumman’s Legislative Affairs team where she supported the company’s advocacy for national security and civil space programs. Rachel has served in various roles in state and federal government. She served as a Gubernatorial Fellow in Florida’s emergency management agency where she lead an effort to implement virtual disaster response, and as a researcher for Florida State University’s Center for Disaster Risk Policy where she worked alongside an international team to lead workshops on emergency management topics in Nepal.
Rachel received a Master’s in Public Administration with a certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from Florida State University.