National Aeronautics and Space Administration
John H. Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Martin P. Kress
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Martin P. Kress serves as Deputy Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He was appointed to this position in August 1995. In this capacity, he shares with the Glenn Director responsibility for management of all work carried out at the Center.
Kress began his NASA career at Headquarters in February 1990 where he served as Assistant Administrator for Legislative Affairs. In this position, he was responsible for the formulation of the agency's legislative agenda and strategy for Capitol Hill. From November 1992 to January 1994, he served as Deputy Director for the Space Station Freedom Program where he was responsible for the management and oversight of the utilization and operations of the proposed research facility. In January 1994 he was selected to serve as Deputy Director of the National Wind Tunnel Program Office with responsibility for the formulation of an innovative, government-industry partnership for the development of two new world-class wind tunnel facilities.
Prior to joining NASA, Kress worked for the United States Senate for 11 years. From August 1979 to January 1983, he served as Senior Energy Analyst on the Senate Budget Committee. He was the Senior Professional Staff Member for the subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation from January 1983 to February 1990.
Kress has also been employed by the U.S. Department of Energy, T.E.A.M. Incorporated, Saint Gobain Industries in Paris, France, the Massachusetts Office of Federal-State Relations and the New England Telephone Company.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Notre Dame, a Master of Public Administration from Northeastern University, and a Master of Science in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also did course work for a Ph.D. in Political Science at Georgetown and Catholic Universities.
From June 1994 to June 1995, Kress was a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kress and his wife, Maryellyn, reside in Solon, Ohio. They have three children.
- Kress was Center Deputy Director from August 1995 to July 1999.