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    AIAA Announces 2013 Board of Directors Election Results

    April 15, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce the results of its 2013 Board of Directors election.

    The newly elected board members, who will begin their terms of office on May 9, are:



    • Jim Albaugh, The Boeing Company (retired)

    Vice President-Elect, Technical Activities

    • David Riley, The Boeing Company

    Vice President-Elect, Member Services

    • Annalisa Weigel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Director – At-Large

    • Neal Barlow, United States Air Force Academy

    Director – At-Large, International

    • Shamim Rahman, NASA Johnson Space Center

    Director – Technical, Information Systems Group

    • Sanjay Garg, NASA Glenn Research Center

    Director – Technical, Propulsion and Energy Group

    • Jeff Hamstra, Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Director – Region 4

    • Jayant Ramakrishnan, Bastion Technologies

    Director – Region 5

    • Laura Richard, United Launch Alliance

    Director – Region 7

    • Luisella Giulicchi, European Space Agency

    In addition, two liaison appointments to the Board of Directors have been made:

    Student Liaison

    • Cheryl Blomberg, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Young Professional Liaison

    • Ryan Rudy, The Boeing Company


    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and100 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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