AIAA Announces 2021 Election Results Written 4 March 2021


March 4, 2021 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced today the results of its 2021 election for President-Elect and Council of Directors positions.

“Thank you to all AIAA members who volunteer to help lead this great organization,” said Basil Hassan, AIAA president. “I am grateful to all the candidates for your willingness to serve. Thank you also to all members who cast their vote. The aerospace industry is an extraordinary place to work because of AIAA members’ commitment and dedication. Congratulations to the new President-Elect and Directors.”

The newly elected AIAA officials will take office in May:

Laura J. McGill, Sandia National Laboratories

Director-Elect–Young Professionals Group
Kaela Martin, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Director–Region III
Peggy A. Cornell, NASA Glenn Research Center

Director–Region VI
Oleg A. Yakimenko, Naval Postgraduate School

Director–Aerospace Design and Structures Group
Jeanette L. Domber, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Director–Aerospace Sciences Group
Lesley A. Weitz, The MITRE Corporation

AIAA Media Contact: Rebecca B. Gray,, 804-397-5270.

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