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Eddie Papczun is a Founding Partner of Elara Nova responsible for driving business development and providing solutions for global clients capitalizing on his extensive experience in the Space sector, supporting both private and military organizations.
Papczun is a successful entrepreneur and executive leader with a wealth of expertise in support of national security space imperatives. A proven connector and facilitator, he helps clients navigate opportunities within the public and private sectors of national and international security space so they can actualize the strategic advantages of the space domain.
Prior to co-founding Elara Nova, Papczun served as senior consultant to the Air & Space Forces Association. In this role, he provided AFA’s leadership with insight on how best to maximize advocacy on behalf of the two services, to include talent recruitment, identification and implementation of best business practices, facilitating senior military leadership engagement as well as establishing and curating national security dialogue events on behalf of the association.
Papczun served on active duty in the Air Force for 10 years, and is married Lt General Nina Armagno, the U.S. Space Force’s first permanent Director of Staff. He earned a B.A. and ROTC commission from Kent State University. Additionally, Papczun holds a Master of Legislative Affairs degree from George Washington University.