Gwendolyn V. Holm
Gwendolyn V. Holm is Director for Mission Support at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. As such, she is responsible for the center's staff offices such as acquisition, finance, facilities and protective services to ensure they provide efficient and effective support of the center’s programs. Young was selected for the Senior Executive Service in December 2000, and assumed her present position in 2001. In 2005, the rank of Meritorious Executive was conferred on her for sustained service in accomplishment in management of programs at NASA.
Previously, Holm served as the center’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for overall financial and budget activities from May 1995 until September 2001. Prior to the Dryden CFO position, she worked at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi as its Resources Management Officer, where she was responsible for all budget activities.
Earlier, Holm worked in the Space Station Freedom Program Office in Reston, Va., as a resource analyst handling center work package budgets. During this time, she also completed a one-year detail as the NASA budget focal point in the Joint NASA / U.S. Air Force Program Office of the National Launch System program at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.
Holm began her career with NASA in 1983 as a Presidential Management Intern in the Office of the Comptroller at NASA Headquarters, working in the Budget Resources Office. One of her major assignments was supporting Thomas Newman, the agency’s comptroller, during the budget formulation process. During her internship, she also worked for then-congressman Daniel K. Akaka of Hawaii, supporting his appropriation subcommittee staff work.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. In 1983, she earned a master’s degree in public administration, also from Brigham Young University.