Speaker: Todd May, Director of MSFC
November 15, 2016 at Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
Breakfast Begins at 7:15am, Program Begins at 7:45am
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Director, Marshall Space Flight Center at NASA
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Mr. May director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. May was appointed Marshall deputy director in August 2015 and has been serving as acting director since the Nov. 13, 2015 retirement of Patrick Scheuermann. As director, May leads one of NASA’s largest field installations, with almost 6,000 civil service and contractor employees, an annual budget of approximately $2.5 billion and a broad spectrum of human spaceflight, science and technology development missions.
May’s career began in 1991 in the Materials and Processes Laboratory at Marshall. Since then he has assumed on roles of increasing scope, complexity, and responsibility, including assignments at Johnson Space Center, and NASA Headquarters. The roles include managing programs and projects ranging from scientific probes to super heavy lift launch vehicles in all phases formulation, development and operations. They also include managing large and diverse teams in scientific and human space flight organizations.
May earned a bachelor’s degree in materials engineering from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, in 1990. His many awards include NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal, the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal and the John W. Hager Award for professionalism in materials engineering. He has been named a Distinguished Engineer by Auburn. In 2014, he received Aviation Week’s Program Excellence Award, as well as the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation’s Stellar Award in recognition of the SLS team’s many accomplishments.
A native of Fairhope, Alabama, May and his wife, Kelly, have four children and live in Huntsville.
Specialties: Program and Project Management, Public Administration, Materials Science and Engineering, Spacecraft and Launch Vehicle Development