Jon Montgomery Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
AIAA Aviation Forum 2019
Mr. Montgomery oversees the integration and management of institutional capability within ARMD, including workforce and research facilities. He is responsible for evaluating the effective and consistent implementation of ARMD’s partnership strategy. He also oversees implementation and evaluation of the mission directorate’s public communication strategy.
Previously as deputy associate administrator for management, Montgomery led the institutional responsibilities of ARMD, ensuring strategic business processes were in place to effectively plan and implement the directorate’s mission. He also led the development and execution of ARMD strategies with respect to technical capabilities, partnerships, external communication, human resources, and review and evaluation of programs for program planning and execution.
Prior to that, as director of ARMD’s Integration and Management Office, Montgomery was responsible for managing key directorate processes and activities including strategic communications, education and outreach, integration of ARMD and agency strategic planning and performance reporting, various program support activities including internal reviews, and program, human capital and mission support resources and technology requirements.
Before joining NASA in 2009, Montgomery was responsible for policies related to research and development, international trade, and global competitiveness of the U.S. aerospace industry in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. He participated in multilateral negotiations related to aviation environmental standards, research and development, and trade finance policies. He also represented the Department of Commerce in several national initiatives to foster the health of the U.S. aeronautics enterprise, including creation of the National Aeronautics Research and Development Policy and Plan, establishment of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) initiative, and assessment of federal policies as the Global Issues staff lead for the Presidential Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry. Montgomery previously served as policy advisor to senior Commerce Department of cials coordinating trade policies related to aerospace, information technology and all other U.S. industrial sectors.
He has received several group and individual commendations from the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, and the Executive Office of the President. He has published multiple reports and given presentations at national and international conferences on competitiveness policies affecting U.S. aerospace manufacturers and served as guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Business for several years.Montgomery began his career in 1993 at the U.S. Department of Commerce as a presidential management intern. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Knox College in Illinois, and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Wisconsin’s La Follette Institute of Public Affairs.