Officers and Directors


President – Carol S. Lane, Cynergy LLC
Executive Vice President – Alan DeLuna, ATDL, Inc.
Vice President Education – Gale J. Allen, American Society for Gravitational and Space Research
Vice President Finance – Ronald J. Birk, The Aerospace Corporation
Vice President International – Vincent Sabathier, Sabathier Consulting, LLC
Vice President Membership – Todd May, KBR
Vice President Programs – Kathy J. Nado
Vice President Public Policy – Jeff Bingham, Focused Solutions and Strategies, LLC
Vice President Publications – Jim McAdams, KinetX, Inc.
Vice President Strategic Communications & Outreach – Molly Kearns
Vice President Technical – David B. Spencer, The Pennsylvania State University
Legal Counsel – Franceska O. Schroeder, Esq., Schroeder Law DC
Executive Director – Jim Way

Chairs, Editors, and Liaisons

AAS Publications Office – Robert H. Jacobs, Univelt, Inc.
Capitol Hill Liaison – Richard M. Obermann, House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology
Chair, Guidance & Control Committee – James McQuerry
Chair, History Committee – Michael L. Ciancone
Chair, International Programs Committee – Vincent Sabathier, Sabathier Consulting, LLC
Chair, International Space Station Utilization Committee – Alan DeLuna, ATDL, Inc.
Chair, Rocky Mountain Section – Ian Gravseth, Ball Aerospace
Chair, Space Flight Mechanics Committee – Maruthi R. Akella, The University of Texas at Austin
Chair, Space Surveillance Committee – Marcus J. Holzinger, University of Colorado Boulder
Editor, The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences – Maruthi R. Akella, The University of Texas at Austin

Board of Directors

Term Expires 2020

David Alexander, Rice University Space Institute
Steve Arnold, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
Kate Becker
Robert H. Bishop, University of South Florida
Susan Irwin, Irwin Communications, Inc.
Kathleen Karika, Maxar Technologies, Inc.
Zigmond “Zig” Leszczynski, The Aerospace Corporation
Suneel Sheikh, ASTER Labs, Inc.

Term Expires 2021

Maruthi Akella, University of Texas at Austin
Vincent C. Boles
Chris Crumbly, University of Tennessee Space Institute
Hope Damphouse, Ball Aerospace
John Shannon, The Boeing Company
Frank A. Slazer, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Steve Witkowski, Moog, Inc.
Ann M. Zulkosky, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Term Expires 2022

Sirisha Bandla, Virgin Orbit
Bobby Braun
Josh Brost, Relativity Space, Inc.
Thomas F. Burns, Draper
Nicholas Cummings, SpaceX
Mike French, Aerospace Industries Association
Rebecca L. Griffin, Rebecca Griffin Space
Hal E. Hagemeier, Eagle Ray Inc.
Lyn D. Wigbels, RWI International Consulting Services
Matt Wilkins, L3Harris