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Space Foundation Board of Directors Adds Three New Members

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Space Foundation Board of Directors Adds Three New MembersCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2011) — Several changes were made to the Space Foundation’s Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting yesterday as three new members were added and two retired. The new board members are Gary W. Ervin, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems; James Maser, president of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; Kay Sears, president of Intelsat General.

In addition, the following Board members are continuing their terms:

  • William F. Ballhaus, Jr., Ph.D., former president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, chairman;
  • Martin C. Faga, former president and CEO of The MITRE Corporation and former director of the National Reconnaissance Office, vice chairman;
  • The Honorable Barbara Barrett, president and CEO, Triple Creek Ranch, and former ambassador to Finland, secretary;
  • Lon C. Levin, president of SkySevenVentures, treasurer;
  • Anita M. Antenucci, managing director of Houlihan Lokey;
  • David Caddey, executive vice president, Space Missions Group for MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates, Ltd.;
  • Adm. James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Retired), former commander United States Strategic Command;
  • Capt. Frederick H. Hauck, USN (Retired), former president of AXA Space and former NASA astronaut;
  • Joanne M. Maguire, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company;
  • Elliot H. Pulham, chief executive officer of the Space Foundation;
  • The Honorable Charles Robb, former U.S. senator and former governor of the State of Virginia;
  • Col. Brewster Shaw, Jr., USAF (Retired), vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Exploration Systems and former NASA astronaut;
  • The Honorable Patricia Grace Smith, former assistant administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration; principal of Patti Grace Smith Consulting;
  • David L. Taylor, president and CEO of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.;
  • Kathryn C. Thornton, Ph.D., University of Virginia professor and four-time Space Shuttle astronaut;
  • Dave Weldon, M.D., head of Dave Weldon Consulting and former U.S. representative from the State of Florida; and
  • Heidi R. Wood, managing director and senior equity analyst – aerospace, defense & defense electronics for Morgan Stanley.

Retiring from the board are Robert A. Bednarek and Alexis C. Livanos, Ph.D., both of whom served since 2005, and who will now be Space Foundation Life Directors.

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry – civil, commercial, military and intelligence. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

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