World View Names New Chief Financial Officer and Appoints New Member to Its Board of Directors

June 20, 2023

World View, a company that provides high-altitude balloon flights for various applications, announced two new appointments to its leadership team. The company named Stephen Wideman as its new Chief Financial Officer and Lori Garver as a new member of its Board of Directors.

Wideman's background includes a broad array of experiences in corporate financial management; financial planning, analysis, and risk management; investor relations; and corporate treasury for consumer products to government contracts. More recently, Wideman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Erickson Incorporated, a leading provider of aviation services.

Garver is the former Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a renowned aerospace executive, policy analyst and thought leader. In joining the Board of Directors, Garver relinquished her ExTAB seat effective May 3, 2023.

World View’s President and CEO, Ryan Hartman, expressed his excitement and confidence in the new appointments. He said that Wideman and Garver are both exceptional leaders who share World View’s passion for innovation and exploration. He added that their experience and insights will help World View achieve its goals of delivering unique and valuable solutions to its customers and partners.


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