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Stephen Jurczyk appointed NASA Associate Administrator

May 23, 2018: Stephen Jurczyk was appointed as the Associate Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday, May 21, 2018. Jurczyk was most recently NASA’s Acting Associate Administrator since March 10, 2018. Jurczyk was also recently NASA’s Associate Administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate. He was appointed to that position in June, 2015. Jurczyk was previously the Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. He was appointed to that post in May, 2014. Jurczyk was Langley’s Deputy Director from August, 2006, until his appointment as Director. Jurczyk started his NASA career in 1988 at Langley at the Electronic Systems Branch as a Design and Integration and Test Engineer, developing several space-based Earth remote sensing systems. From 2002 to 2004, he was the Director of Engineering, and from 2004 to 2006, he was the Director of Research and Technology at Langley. Jurczyk is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and he is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he received a bachelor of science and a master of science in electrical engineering in 1984 and 1986, respectively. NASA is an independent federal government agency.

Tyrone Nelson appointed Chairman, Virginia Compensation Board

May 23, 2018: Tyrone Nelson was appointed as the Chairman of the Virginia Compensation Board by Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday, May 18, 2018. Nelson is the pastor of the Sixth Mount Zion Church. He is a Member of the Henrico County, Va., Board of Supervisors. He is also a Member of the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors; the Richmond, Va., Metropolitan Transit Authority; the Richmond Region Tourism Board of Directors; and CodeRVA. Nelson received his master of divinity degree from Virginia Union University, and he received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Michele Evans named Deputy Executive Vice President, Aeronautics division, Lockheed Martin

May 23, 2018: Michele Evans has been named the Deputy Executive Vice President for the Aeronautics division of Lockheed Martin, effective on June 4, 2018. Evans is scheduled to report to the division’s Executive Vice President, Orlando Carvalho, and she is set to be based at the Aeronautics Headquarters office in Fort Worth. Evans is charged with overseeing all programs, including the F-35, the F-16, the C-130 and Advanced Development Programs. Evans was most recently the Vice President and General Manager for Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors at Lockheed Martin's Rotary and Mission Systems business area. In this position, she oversaw the strategy and execution of the Littoral Combat Ship program, Aegis Combat Systems and sea-based missile defense. Evans received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University. She is on the corporate boards for Lockheed Martin Australia and the United Kingdom, and she is a member of Clarkson University's Coulter School of Engineering Advisory Board. With her appointment, Paul Lemmo has been named the Vice President and General Manager for Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors at the Rotary and Mission Systems business area. Lemmo was most recently the Vice President of the Fire Control/SOF GLSS line-of-business, which provides a wide range of logistics support services.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to resign May 29

May 23, 2018: Greg Stanton has announced that he plans to resign as the Phoenix Mayor at noon on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, to prepare for a campaign for Congress. Stanton turned in an official resignation letter to Phoenix City Clerk Cris Meyer in the afternoon on Monday, May 21, 2018. State law requires elected officials to resign from office before turning in election petitions for a new office. Stanton has to turn in his petitions by Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Stanton has been the Phoenix Mayor for nearly six and half years, and he was on the Phoenix City Council for more than eight years before he was elected as the Mayor. Stanton, Democrat, is running for Congress in the 9th Congressional District, running for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat, who is running for the U.S. Senate. After Stanton’s resignation, a special election for Mayor is scheduled to occur in November, 2018.

Chad Ballard appointed as Member, Virginia Marine Resources Commission

May 23, 2018: Chad Ballard III and John E. Zydron were appointed as Members of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission by Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday, May 18, 2018. Ballard, of Norfolk, is the president of the Ballard Fish and Oyster Co., LLC. Zydron, of Chesapeake, is a lawyer at The Zydron Law Firm, PLLC.

Elizabeth Burmaster re-hired as President, Frederick Community College in Frederick County, Md.

May 23, 2018: Elizabeth Burmaster has been re-hired as the President of Frederick Community College in Frederick County, Maryland. Burmaster, the former Wisconsin State Superintendent of Education and a longtime education official, received a one-year contract extension from the college’s Board of Trustees, the Board announced on Friday, May 18, 2018. “The entire Board of Trustees is immensely proud of the achievements that have occurred at FCC during the past four years,” Board Trustees said in the statement. “These were made possible through the combined efforts of our president, faculty, staff, students, and partners within the Frederick community. Going forward, we stand behind our President, Faculty, Staff and Students as they work together to ensure that FCC continues to meet its vital role within the Frederick community.”

Melanie Saunders appointed NASA Acting Deputy Associate Administrator

May 23, 2018: Melanie W. Saunders has been appointed as the Acting Deputy Associate Administrator at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), effective on June 10, 2018. Saunders succeeds Krista Paquin, who is scheduled to retire from NASA at the end of this month, May, 2018. In a NASA career that spans more than thirty years, Paquin has held several senior-level positions. She started at NASA in 1984 as a Presidential Management Intern, and she spent twenty-two years of her career at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. As a senior executive at Goddard, she held the positions of Associate Director of Management Operations, Deputy Director of the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate, Deputy Director for Planning and Business Management of Flight Programs, and Goddard Associate Center Director. Saunders is the Chairman of the NASA Mission Support Council. Saunders has been the Acting Deputy Center Director at the Johnson Space Center in Houston since Feb. 1, 2018. Saunders received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a law degree from the University of California, Davis. NASA is an independent federal government agency.