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    AIAA Announces Candidates for 2013 Board of Directors Election

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce that its 2013 Nominating Committee has selected candidates for next year’s openings on the AIAA Board of Directors. The Committee’s chairman, AIAA Past President Dailey, confirmed the names of the officer and director candidates who will appear on the ballot. They are as follows:

    President Elect

    • James Albaugh, The Boeing Company (ret)

    VP-Elect, Technical Activities

    • Thomas Duerr, The Aerospace Corporation
    • David Riley, The Boeing Company  

    VP-Elect, Member Services

    • Joseph Morano, The Boeing Company  
    • Annalisa Weigel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Director – at-Large

    • Neal Barlow, U.S. Air Force Academy
    • Steve Trejo, The Boeing Company  
    • Mark Whorton, Teledyne Brown Engineering

    Director – International

    • David Finkleman, Analytical Graphics, Inc
    • Shamim Rahman, NASA Johnson Space Center
    • Karl Rein-Weston, The Boeing Company

    Director – Technical, Information Systems Group

    • Sanjay Garg, NASA Glenn Research Center  
    • James Rankin, The University of Arkansas

    Director – Technical, Propulsion and Energy Group

    • Jeff Hamstra, Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • Christopher Pestak, Battelle Memorial Institute

    Director – Region 4

    • Jayant Ramakrishnan, ARES Corporation

    Director – Region 5

    • Laura Richard,  United Launch Alliance

    Director – Region 7

    • Luisella Giulicchi, European Space Agency
    • Essam Khalil, Cairo University, Egypt

    The ballot will be sent to all voting members of the Institute in February 2013.


    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and nearly 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit



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