Declan O'Donnell is an expert on issues relating to space governance and the founder of United Societies in Space (USIS), in addition to his being a tax and securities attorney. Mr. O'Donnell is on the Mars Society Steering Committee, and he is on the Board of Directors of the Space Development Authority as well as the Lunar Economic Development Authority. He is a member and past president of the Lunar Solar Power Coalition and a member of the National Space Society. He received the Indira Gandhi Award of India for International Space Law for publishing the Space Governance Journal. Mr. O'Donnell has a superb understanding of the issues concerning the expansion of space commerce and the importance of establishing a system of space governance that will facilitate commercial space growth.