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    AIAA Announces 2015 Board of Directors Election Results
    Welcomes James “Jim” Maser as President-Elect


    April 15, 2015 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce the results of its 2015 Board of Directors election.


    The newly elected board members, who will begin their terms of office on May 7, are:



    • James “Jim” Maser, Pratt & Whitney

    Vice President-Elect, Education

    • Richard Wlezien, Iowa State University

    Vice President-Elect, Public Policy

    • John Rose, The Boeing Company


    • Ben Marchionna, Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Director–At-Large, International

    • Christian Mari, SAFRAN Group

    Director–Technical, Aerospace Design and Structures Group

    • Achille Messac, Mississippi State University

    Director–Technical, Aerospace Sciences Group

    • Jim Keenan, U.S. Army, Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center

    Director–Region 2

    • Mark Whorton, Teledyne Brown Engineering

    Director–Region 3

    • Daniel Jensen, Rolls-Royce Corporation

    Director–Region 6

    • L. Jane Hansen, HRP Systems Inc.

    “Congratulations to all of the newly elected Directors,” said AIAA President Jim Albaugh. “Your election reflects the confidence that the AIAA membership has in your abilities and also your commitment to the aerospace industry. I look forward to working with all of you.”


    AIAA is the world’s largest aerospace professional society, serving a diverse range of more than 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and 95 corporate members. AIAA members help make the world safer, more connected, more accessible, and more prosperous. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.



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