EAB ByLaws

Neal Anderson

Neal Anderson

Vice President of Technology Development DigitalGlobe Neal Anderson brings 44 years of aerospace industry experience to DigitalGlobe. In March 1995 he joined DigitalGlobe as one of the first DigitalGlobe employees. His team has been responsible for defining, procuring, and launching all of the DG satellites. Mr. Anderson is currently the Vice President for Technology Development responsible for a wide variety of tasks including overseeing the WV3 satellite program, participating in...
Frank Backes

Frank W. Backes

President Center for Technology Research & Commercialization (C-TRAC) Mr. Frank Backes serves as the President of C-TRAC at the Catalyst Campus. Prior to C-TRAC Mr. Backes served as the CEO of Braxton Science & Technology Group for 11 years. Mr. Backes was instrumental in expanding Braxton’s presence in the command and control (C2) market, leveraging new products and services that support the entire lifecycle of a C2 system. In 2009,...
Ron Blackwelder

Ron F. Blackwelder

Professor (retired) Dept of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering University of Southern California Ron graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in Aerospace Sciences in 1964, spent a year at the Technische Hochschule in Munich and completed his Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University in Fluid Mechanics. His career spanned 42 years at USC where he conducted experimental research on aerodynamics, flight mechanics and the dynamics of transition and...
Gregg Burgess

Gregg Burgess

Vice President of Technology Space Systems Sierra Nevada Corporation As Vice President of Technology at SNC’s Space Systems, Mr. Burgess has a technology portfolio spanning the Dream Chaser reusable space taxi, satellites, space electromechanical and power components, and the hybrid rocket motors, such as the ones that power Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship 2 space tourism vehicle. Prior to coming to SNC, Mr. Burgess served as CTO for the Laserlight Communications startup,...
Carol Anne Clayson

Carol Anne Clayson

Associate Scientist with Tenure Physical Oceanography Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Professor Clayson's current primary interest is focused on atmosphere-ocean interaction, with an emphasis on boundary layer processes. Current projects include research involving air-sea fluxes, both in understanding the physics of the interfacial layers at the atmosphere-ocean interface, and in techniques for determining these fluxes from satellite observations. Another project involves understanding the nature of cloud-sea surface temperature interactions, using...
Greg R. Enders

Greg R. Enders

Director (retired) EAB Chair 2012-2014 Systems Engineering and Mission Operations Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company 2012 - present, Chair, External Advisory Board, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, CU Boulder Greg graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1970 (yes, he had a class in vacuum tubes and knows how to use a slide rule). Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and spent the following 8 years...
Shannon Gaydos-Hinkle

Shannon Gaydos-Hinkle

Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) Raytheon Company Shannon Gaydos-Hinkle has 20 years of satellite ground station development and deployment experience including program management, engineering management, and systems engineering. She is a certified Raytheon Six Sigma Expert and was a member of the Raytheon Critical Chain gang, implementing Theory of Constraints techniques on programs throughout the company. She holds a MS in Engineering Management and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from...

Michael Gazarik

Vice President of Engineering Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Michael “Mike” J. Gazarik, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Engineering at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation. He has served in that position since January 01, 2016, after previously being the company's Director for the Office of Technology. Prior to his work at Ball Aerospace, he was Associate Administrator for The Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA, until February 2015. He...

Richard Herring

EAB Chair Emeritus - still active with the Board
CEO (retired) Spectral Solutions, Inc. 2002-Present, Executive Director, Engineers Without Borders 2002-2006; 2010-2012, Chair, External Advisory Board, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, CU-Boulder 1998-2001, CEO/COO, Spectral Solutions, Inc. 1997-1998, Executive Consultant, Videant International, Inc. 1995-1997, CEO, EarthWatch, Inc. (retired) 1991-1995, Vice President, Ball Aerospace (retired) 1987-1991, Chief Operating Officer, Ball Aerospace
Steven D. Jolly

Steven D. Jolly

Current Chair
Systems Engineering Director - GOES-R Sensors & Exploration Systems/GOES-R Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Dr. Jolly has served Project Orion off and on as an independent advisor and tiger team lead for entry, descent and landing. He was Program Manager for the Mars Science Lab Aeroshell and a member of the Independent Assessment Panel for the MSL Landing Site Selection (June, 2011), and has served as a member of EDL...
Simona E. Kelley

Simona E. Kelley

Program Manager Northrop Grumman Electronics Systems - Navigation Systems Division Mrs. Kelley has over 15 years of experience in program management, systems engineering, integration and test, and advanced technology development and product transition. She is a proven leader who has demonstrated success in leading cross-functional teams from various organizations and influencing all levels of leadership. She managed the development and demonstration of the Relative Navigation technology and the Autonomous Aerial...
Ray Kolibaba

Raymond L. Kolibaba

EAB Chair Emeritus - still active with the Board
Systems Development Operations Mission Systems Sector, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Northrop Grumman Corp 2008 – 2010, Chair, External Advisory Board, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, UCB Mr. Kolibaba has over 30 years of experience in general management, business development, program management and systems engineering for information technology systems. He is a proven leader who can achieve staff support to change culture and establish different approaches, including technology insertion reuse and COTS integration.
Dean Misterek

Dean Misterek

Head of Systems Engineering and Vehicle Architect Blue Origin Dean Misterek and his team provide system-level architecture and design solutions for Blue Origin’s reusable launch vehicle and space programs. Misterek was a key member of Blue Origin’s team that designed, built, and flew the first rocket to space that returned to land vertically for reuse. Prior to joining Blue Origin, Misterek served as Chief Engineer at Kistler Aerospace. He began...
Elaine S. Oran

Elaine S. Oran

Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland Emeritus, US Naval Research Laboratory Dr. Oran received her A.B. in Chemistry and Physics from Bryn Mawr College and both her M.Ph. in Physics and Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University. She recently retired as Emerita from the US Naval Research Laboratory after forty years, and is now at the University of Maryland. Her research...
Richard L. Rumpf,

Richard L. Rumpf

Rumpf Associates International Mr. Rumpf is a recognized expert in military research, advanced technologies, and defense acquisition policy and procedures. In 1990, Mr. Rumpf established Rumpf Associates International, Inc., and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rumpf has provided technical, programmatic, management services, and due diligence analysis to a litany of commercial and government (DOD and DOE) clients. He is an unmanned systems expert in all the...
Richard F. Schaden in front of a plane.

Richard F. Schaden

Richard F. Schaden PLLC An aeronautical engineer by education and an active ATP pilot, Richard F. Schaden has had a distinguished career as an international aviation and public interest trial attorney. He has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in courtroom verdicts and settlements, along with the respect of both the legal and technical communities, with over forty years of successful litigation and trial work experience. In recent years, Richard...
Laurence R. Young,

Laurence R. Young

Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laurence R. Young was the founding Director of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine of the NAS and is a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics. Dr. Young joined the MIT faculty in 1962, and co-founded the Man-Vehicle...