Bettina Inclán is a seasoned communication and strategic thinker with a deep understanding of the nation’s political and cultural landscape. She is an innovative self-starter with nearly two decades of experience in communications and external affairs.

She has led an award-winning team as Associate Administrator for Communications at NASA, the highest communications post for America’s space program, achieving record-breaking results through a resurgence in human space exploration.

Supporting a new era in human space flight, Bettina has most recently led the communications efforts for private astronaut missions to the International Space Station (ISS), working with Axiom Space on Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) and Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2). These historic efforts, the first and second all-private astronaut missions to the orbiting laboratory, are expanding access to space to a larger community of global explorers and helping build a robust economy in low-Earth orbit.

Throughout her career, Bettina’s expertise in strategic thinking, government relations, and branding has delivered positive outcomes in the public and private sectors. She has advised executives on effective public strategies aiding them in developing winning coalitions, strengthening diversity and inclusion efforts, and helping them navigate crisis communications.

She has been a leader at an international public affairs firm, founded her own business, co-hosted a national SiriusXM radio program, and has run non-profit organizations. She cut her teeth on Capitol Hill and has served several senior political officials, working on campaigns from California to Florida. Bettina was named the “Woman to Watch” by Running Start, an organization that inspires girls to run for public office. She has also been recognized by Latina Magazine, Cosmo for Latinas, Hispanic Business Magazine, and The Skimm.

A native of Miami, Florida, she graduated from Florida International University. Bettina and her husband are raising two young sons. She is a first-generation American, the proud daughter of a Cuban exile, and a Mexican immigrant.