Space Foundation Announces New Directors - Albaugh, Daie, Smith added to Board

Press Release From: Space Foundation
Posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2000

Steve Eisenhart, 719-576-8000,

Two senior aerospace executives and an eminent scientist and educator have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Space Foundation, Foundation officials announced today. Jim Albaugh, president of Boeing Space and Communications; Albert E. Smith, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and Dr. Jaleh Daie, Director of Science Program at the David and Lucille Packard Foundation will serve three year terms.

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation advances space endeavors and provides and supports educational excellence. Its programs include the premier space policy forum, the National Space Symposium; an annual gathering of global space business, the International Space Symposium; and Space Discovery graduate courses, Teaching with Space in-services and conferences for educators

"Each of these leaders brings incredible experience and vision to the work and growth of the Space Foundation", said Jaime Oaxaca, chairman of the board. "Their reputations within the space, scientific and academic communities are unmatched and will contribute significantly to our space awareness and education missions. We are truly delighted to have them associated with the Space Foundation."

Jim Albaugh became president of Boeing Space and Communications in September 1998, where he is responsible for the performance of a dozen diverse market aligned business that have a rich heritage of high technology competencies. He previously served as president of Boeing Space Transportation and of Rocketdyne Propulsion and Power. Albaugh is a graduate of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and holds a master degree in civil engineering from Columbia University.

Al Smith was promoted to Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space Systems in September 1999 from his previous position as President of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, one of the principal operating elements comprising Space Systems. Headquartered in Denver, Lockheed Martin Space Systems is one of four principal business areas within Lockheed Martin Corporation. Smith holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston and is a graduate of executive programs at Dartmouth and Stanford universities.

Dr. Jaleh Daie is the Science Director at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She is also the founder and president of the Women in Science and Technology Alliance, WiSTA. WiSTA is the nation's first and largest coalition of this kind with an aggregate membership of over 250,000 that supports women's participation, involvement, and contribution in these fields. Prior to accepting her position at the Packard Foundation, Daie was a biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 1996- 1997, she took academic leave and was on assignment in Washington, DC where she served as science liaison to the President's National Science and Technology Council. Dr. Daie has been inducted into the Hall of Fame, Women in Technology International.

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