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    AIAA Announces 2016 Board of Directors Election Results

    May 24, 2016 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce the results of its 2016 Board of Directors election.

    “Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Board of Directors,” said AIAA President Jim Albaugh. “Your election reflects the confidence that the AIAA membership has in your abilities to lead the organization and your enduring commitment to the future of aerospace.”

    The newly elected board members, who will begin their terms on June 17, are:

    Vice President-Elect, Member Services

    • Laura Richard, United Launch Alliance LLC

    Vice President-Elect, Technical Activities

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

    Director–Technical, Information Systems Group

    • James M. Rankin, The University of Arkansas

    Director–Technical, Propulsion and Energy Group

    • Jeff Hamstra, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

    Director–Region IV

    • Terry Burress, Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Director–Region V

    • John Eiler, Stellar Solutions LTD

    Director–Region VII

    • Luisella Giulicchi, European Space Agency


    • Woodrow Whitlow Jr., Cleveland State University

    Director–At-Large, International

    • Konstantinos Kontis, University of Glasgow

    “I join Jim Albaugh in congratulating the newly elected Board members,” said AIAA President-Elect Jim Maser. “I look forward to working with you in my term as president and I know that together we will continue to strengthen AIAA for future generations of our community.”



    About AIAA
    is the largest aerospace professional society in the world, 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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