April 15, 2008 - Reston, Va. - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce the results of its 2008 Board of Directors election. The newly elected board members will begin their term of office on May 15. Incoming President George K. Mueller will be succeeded next year by President-Elect David W. Thompson.
The newly elected officers and directors are:
President-Elect: David W. Thompson, Orbital Sciences Corporation
Vice President-Elect, Finance: A. Tom Smith, ATS Solutions, Inc.
Vice President-Elect, Publications: Michael B. Bragg, University of Illinois
Vice President-Elect, Standards: Wilson N. Felder, Federal Aviation Administration
Vice President-Elect, International: Mark Maurice, AFRL International Office
Director-International: Takashi Iida, National Institute of Information & Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
Director-At-Large: Bonnie J. Dunbar, Museum of Flight
Director-Technical, Air Transportation Systems and Operations: Neil Pfeiffer, Hawker Beechcraft
Director-Technical, Space and Missiles: Trevor Sorensen, University of Hawaii
Director-Region 1: Jonathan T. Malay, Lockheed Martin
Director-Region 2: Steve R. Noneman, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
In addition, the president of AIAA will appoint Sarah Shull, NASA Johnson Space Center, to a two-year term as Young Professional Liaison.
AIAA advances the state of aerospace science, engineering, and technological leadership. Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., the Institute serves over 35,000 members in 65 regional sections and 79 countries. AIAA membership is drawn from all levels of industry, academia, private research organizations, and government. For more information, visit http://www.aiaa.org .