AIAA Announces Results of 2019 Election Written 22 March 2019

CONTACT: John Blacksten  

March 22, 2019 – Reston, Va. –The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics announced today the results of its 2019 election for President-Elect and Council of Directors positions. 

“It is with sincere gratitude that I thank our volunteers for stepping up to help lead AIAA in this pivotal time,” said John Langford, AIAA president. “Thank you to all the candidates and to all who voted. Your dedication and hard work make the aerospace industry the extraordinary place it is. Congratulations to the new President-Elect and Directors!” 

The newly elected AIAA officials will take office in May.

AIAA President-Elect

  • Basil Hassan, Sandia National Laboratories

Council of Directors

Director–Region IV

  • Sarah Shull, NASA Johnson Space Center

Director–Region V

  • Orval “Rusty” Powell, Millennium Engineering and Integration Company 

Director–Aerospace Outreach Group

  • Tucker Hamilton, United States Air Force
  • Director–Integration Group

    • Peter Hartwich, Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology 

    Director–Information Systems Group

    • Allan “Terry” Morris, NASA Langley Research Center 

    Director–Propulsion and Energy Group

    • Joaquin Castro, Aerojet Rocketdyne

    About AIAA 
    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information,, or follow us on Twitter  @AIAA.


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