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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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    Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum

    Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum

    Rising Leaders In Aerospace Forum

    AIAA's Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum is a special initiative taking place during the Aerospace Sciences Meeting that provides a forum for young aerospace leaders, age 35 and under, to learn from and engage with others.


    The multidimensional program features a speed mentoring leadership exchange, panel or keynote sessions, Q&A with top industry leaders, and multiple opportunities for networking. This exciting and energetic forum will provide access to top aerospace leaders and their perspectives, with subject matter relevant to your career stage.


    Separate registration required. To register for this program and events, please select the Rising Leaders in Aerospace track when registering to attend the ASM conference.

     

    Forum Co-Chairs

    Darin Haudrich, The Boeing Company

      Matthew Cannella, University of Colorado Boulder

      

     

        Sponsored by

    Boeing Logo


    Program Agenda

    Monday, 7 January

    1500-1600 hrs
    Texas Ballroom C
    Rising Leaders Keynote

    "Everything Necessary for Success I Learned in Kindergarten!"

    Distinguished Speaker:  Sandra H. Magnus, Executive Director, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)



    Tuesday, 8 January

    1500-1630 hrs
    Yellow Rose Ballroom
    Leadership Exchange

    A networking event for young aerospace leaders, age 35 and under. Separate registration required.

     
    Senior Mentors:
    Laura Richard, Mission Manager, United Launch Alliance
    Larry Brase, Technical Fellow/Engineering Manager, The Boeing Company
    Basil Hassan, Manager, Aerospace Systems Analysis Department, Sandia National Laboratories
    Daniel T. Jensen, Head of Engineering for Services - Indianapolis, Rolls-Royce Corporation

    Merri Sanchez, Senior Director, Space Exploration Systems, Sierra Nevada Corporation
    John Blanton, Principal Engineer, GE Power & Light

    Susan X. Ying, Ph.D., CFI, Director, MS&A, Boeing Research & Technology

    Scott J. Schreck, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Lab, National Wind Technology Center

    George A. Lesieutre, Professor and Head, Aerospace Engineering, Director, Center for Acoustics & Vibration, Penn State University

    Richard S. Christiansen, Vice President, Sierra Lobo, Inc.  

    David Throckmorton, Program Manager, Northrop Grumman

    David W. Levy, Principal Engineer -- Aerosciences and CFD, Cessna Aircraft Co.
    Mark E. Harrington, J.D., LL.M., Harrington Law Firm

    Angelo M. Iasiello, Chief Operating Officer, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
    Mark Maurice, Ph.D., Director, AFOSR/IO

    Annalisa L. Weigel, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

     

    1630-1730 hrs
    Yellow Rose Ballroom

    Rising Leaders Networking Reception

    A networking event for young aerospace leaders, age 35 and under.  Separate registration required.


        Hosted by

    YPC


    Wednesday, 9 January

    1600-1700 hrs
    Texas Ballroom C
    Rising Leaders Keynote

    "Professional Development in a Changing Aerospace Environment"

    Distinguished Speaker: Daryl G. Pelc, Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Boeing Phantom Works



    Thursday, 10 January

    1215-1345 hrs
    Yellow Rose Ballroom
    Rising Leaders Luncheon

    A networking event for young aerospace leaders, age 35 and under.  Separate registration required.


    "Lessons Learned in Shaping a Technical Career" 
     Distinguished Speaker: Laura McGill, Deputy Vice President of Engineering, Raytheon Missile Systems