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Space Foundation Elects New Directors

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The board of directors of the Space Foundation held its annual meeting in January, officially welcoming two new board members and recognizing one board member retirement.

New Members

The board of directors elected two new members to three-year terms:

  • Wanda M. Austin, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, The Aerospace Corporation (pictured, far right)
  • Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D., vice president and enterprise executive for energy, Colorado State University and The Ohio State University (pictured, right)


Officers continuing in service  (pictured, below, left to right) are:

  • Martin C. Faga, former president and chief executive officer, The MITRE Corporation; and former director of the National Reconnaissance Office, chairman of the board
  • Lon C. Levin, co-founder of XM Satellite Radio; and president of SkySevenVentures, vice chairman of the board
  • The Honorable Barbara Barrett, interim president, Thunderbird School of Global Management; president and chief executive officer, Triple Creek Ranch; and former ambassador to Finland, secretary
  • Anita M. Antenucci, senior managing director of Houlihan Lokey, treasurer
  • ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN, Ret., former commander, United States Strategic Command; and president and chief executive officer, INPO, executive committee member-at-large
  • Elliot Pulham, chief executive officer

Returning Members

Elected to second terms:

  • ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN, Ret., former commander, United States Strategic Command; and president and chief executive officer, INPO, executive committee member-at-large
  • Kathryn C. Thornton, Ph.D., University of Virginia professor and former NASA astronaut

Returning board members:

  • Richard F. Ambrose, vice president and deputy, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • David Caddey, executive vice president, Space Missions Group for MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates, Ltd.
  • The Honorable Robert E. “Bud” Cramer, chairman, Wexler & Walker
  • Lynn A. Dugle, president, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS)
  • John W. Elbon, vice president and general manager, The Boeing Company – Space Exploration
  • James Maser, president, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
  • P.J. O’Rourke, author and political satirist
  • Kay N. Sears, president, Intelsat General
  • The Honorable Patricia Grace Smith, former assistant administrator, Federal Aviation Administration; principal, Patti Grace Smith Consulting
  • David L. Taylor, president and chief executive officer, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • The Honorable Dave Weldon, M.D., head of Dave Weldon Consulting and former U.S. representative from the State of Florida

New Life Director

Retiring from the board and named life director:

  • Gary W. Ervin, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

At the annual meeting, Ervin was presented with a formal resolution celebrating his service and naming him a life director of the Space Foundation. He is pictured, right, accepting his resolution from Board Chairman Marty Faga, far right.

This article is part of Space Watch: February 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 2).