10 Over 50: Frank DiBello

Meet Frank DiBello, President & CEO of Space Florida

Courtesy Space Florida

Frank DiBello

President & CEO, Space Florida

DiBello has made the business of space his forte and Central Florida reaps the rewards of its many high-technology firms and their skilled workforces.

About Frank:

Frank DiBello, Space Florida President and CEO, was selected in May 2009 to lead Space Florida, which is the principal state agency for aerospace-related economic development, and the Space Authority for the State of Florida. In his position, he develops and executes programs designed to attract, retain and grow aerospace business across the state. Additionally, Mr. DiBello focuses on Florida aerospace workforce development and retention as well as international partnership development.

Mr. DiBello holds more than 50 years of direct aerospace, defense and emerging space industry-related experience. Frank spent more than 20 years at KPMG, in various management positions where he was responsible for guiding the firm’s aerospace industry consulting practice, heavily focused on support of major aerospace merger, acquisitions and consolidations. He founded KPMG’s Space Industry Practice — focused on new space businesses, taking major satellite programs to Wall Street for financing and led the effort to develop commercial uses of the International Space station (ISS).

About Space Florida:

Space Florida was created through the State to strengthen Florida’s position as a global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration, and commerce. They are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, they believe Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed.

About 10 Over 50:

Orlando magazine’s 2022 10 Over 50 List honors those changemakers in the community over 50 who continue to make a difference in Central Florida.

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