NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin Will Join Council on Competitiveness as Senior Fellow

Press Release From: Council on Competitiveness
Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Daniel S. Goldin, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will join the Council on Competitiveness as a senior fellow in late November. Goldin announced today that he will resign from NASA, where he has led the nation's space program for nearly a decade, effective November 17.

"We applaud Dan Goldin's extraordinary leadership of the space program and we are delighted to welcome him to the Council," says Raymond V. Gilmartin, Council chair and chairman, president, and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc. "As a senior fellow, Dan will serve as an advisor to the Council in shaping its agenda and implementing its programs. Indeed, his leadership and expertise will be valuable assets as we move forward in the coming months to pursue an action agenda for U.S. leadership in the global marketplace, technological innovation, and education." Goldin will maintain an office at the Council headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Goldin was appointed NASA administrator on April 1, 1992, by President George H.W. Bush and has been the agency's longest-serving chief. During his tenure at NASA, he focused on transforming America's aeronautics and space program, including increased funding for science and aerospace technology. Before coming to NASA, he was vice president and general manager of the TRW Space Program in Redondo Beach, CA. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineers and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Founded in 1985, the Council on Competitiveness is a nonpartisan forum of corporate chief executives, university presidents, and labor leaders working to set a national action agenda to strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness while boosting the standard of living for all Americans. Raymond V. Gilmartin, chairman, president, and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc., is Council chairman.

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