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    AIAA Announces Candidates for Its 2018 AIAA Council of Directors Election

    November 2, 2017Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce that its Council Nominating Committee has selected candidates for next year’s openings on the AIAA Council of Directors. The Committee’s Chair, Jane Hansen, and AIAA Governance Secretary, Christopher Horton, confirmed the names of the director candidates who will appear on the 2018 ballot.

    The nominees are:


    Director–Aerospace Sciences Group

    • Brett Ridgely, Raytheon Missile Systems Company
    • Robin Vermeland, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company


    Director–Aerospace Design & Structures Group

    • Carlos Cesnik, University of Michigan
    • Thiagarajan Krishnamurthy, NASA Langley Research Center


    Director–Region III

    • Daniel Jensen, Rolls-Royce Corporation


    Director–Region VI

    • Darin Haudrich, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Jeffery Puschell, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems


    Elections will open in February 2018.



    About AIAA
    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is nearly 30,000 engineers and scientists, and 95 corporate members, from 85 countries who are dedicated to advancing the global aerospace profession. The world’s largest aerospace technical society, the Institute convenes five yearly forums; publishes books, technical journals, and Aerospace America; hosts a collection of 160,000 technical papers; develops and maintains standards; honors and celebrates achievement; and advocates on policy issues. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world—who are shaping the future of aerospace—by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.



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