Bethany McClave joined NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program in October 2017. She is currently the NASA SBIR/STTR Program Outreach & Engagement Workstream Lead, managing program communications and outreach, and is the NASA lead for the annual Innovation and Opportunity Conference. Bethany McClave has always enjoyed her roles working with and advocating for small businesses in the aerospace industry. Prior to her position with SBIR/STTR, she was a Contracting Officer at Ames Research Center for eight years, most recently supporting NASA programs, projects, and capabilities in aeronautics, exploration technology, and information technology. She began her career in 2003 at the Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD), Fort Eustis, VA, as a Contract Specialist supporting rotorcraft research, development, and rapid prototyping.
Bethany McClave holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Marshall University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Florida.