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Lori J. Rachul
(Bus: 216/433-8806)

Dr. Carol Russo Named Director of Aeronautics at NASA'S Lewis Research Center

Cleveland, OH -- NASA Lewis Research Center Director Lawrence J. Ross announced the appointment of Dr. Carol J. Russo as director of Aeronautics, effective August 15, 1993. Dr. Russo replaces Neal T. Saunders who retired from NASA Lewis on September 30, 1993.

"Dr. Russo's vision, outstanding leadership skills and knowledge of our technology customers' needs will have a direct and positive impact on the Center's aeropropulsion research and technology programs," Ross said.

As director of Aeronautics, Dr. Russo leads a staff of approximately 1000 civil service and support service contractor personnel engaged in the development of advanced propulsion technologies for use in future aircraft engines.

Prior to joining NASA Lewis, Dr. Russo had 20 years of industrial experience at GE Aircraft Engines both in Lynn, Mass., and in Evendale, Ohio, spanning commercial and military, large and small engine systems.

Dr. Russo earned a bachelor of science degree from Boston University and a master of science and Ph.D. in fluid mechanics from Harvard University. Dr. Russo also received two Amelia Earhart scholarships for graduate study at Harvard University from Zonta International.

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