News | May 27, 1999

New AIAA Board Members Elected

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA; Reston, VA) has announced the election of its newest board of directors members. The following individuals were elected to the board:

  • President-Elect: Sheila Widnall, Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Vice President-Elect Finance: Kenneth Sanger, Senior Manager, C-17 Air Vehicle Integration, The Boeing Co.
  • Vice President-Elect Publications: Roger Simpson, Cowling Professor of Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Vice President-Elect International: Brian Dailey, COO, Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications
  • Vice President-Elect Standards: Donald Cromer, Lt. Gen. USAF (retired)
  • Director-At-Large: Michael Griffin, Executive VP, Orbital Sciences Corp.
  • Director-International: Tomifumi Godai, Executive VP, National Space Development Agency of Japan
  • Director-Technical/Aircraft Technology Integration & Operations Group: Donald Richardson, Corporate VP, Science Applications International Corp.
  • Director-Technical/Space & Missile Systems Group: George Nield, Technical Manager, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Director-Region 1: Philip Hattis, Laboratory Technical Staff, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
  • Director-Region 2: Anthony Springer, X-34 Project Office, NASA

The new Board members began their terms of office on May 6, 1999.

The AIAA also announced that Robert Crippen, president of Thiokol Propulsion, has become the 1999-2000 president of AIAA.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the world's largest professional society, principal voice, and information resource devoted to the progress of engineering and science for aviation and space.

For more information, call the AIAA at 703-264-7500.