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02-049
For Release: July 8, 2002

Barbara L. Kakiris, InDyne, Inc.
Media Relations Office
216/433-2901

Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office
216/433-8806
Lori.J.Rachul@nasa.gov


Gonzalez-Sanabria Appointed To Senior Rank

Olga Gonzalez-Sanabria, director of the Systems Management Office at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, has been named a member of the U.S. government's Senior Executive Service. The appointment was announced by Glenn Center Director Donald J. Campbell.

"Olga has over 20 years of experience in research and development as well as project management and implementation of institutional programs and processes-I think she is extremely deserving of this rank," said Campbell. "Her demonstrated leadership ability promotes a learning environment within her organization and has maximized opportunities for employees to contribute to Glenn's Model Workplace ethic through commitment to diversity, integrity and openness."

As Director of Glenn's Systems Management Office, Gonzalez-Sanabria supports the development of Center level strategic processes, implementation planning, and decision guidelines for program direction and resource allocation. She also ensures development and implementation of Center policies, processes and procedures that are consistent with NASA's Program and Project Management Processes and Requirements and oversees the implementation of Glenn's Business Management System.

Prior to her current position, Gonzalez-Sanabria served as chief of Glenn's Plans and Programs Office and as executive officer to Glenn's Center Director. As executive officer, she was responsible for assisting the Center Director in planning, organizing and managing the Center's institutional and technical programs. She has experience as a project manager and a researcher and has also had work assignments at other NASA Centers, including Headquarters, providing her a comprehensive view of the Agency.

She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Women of Color in Technology Career Achievement Award, NASA Exceptional Service Medal and R&D 100 Award. Additionally, she holds a patent and has authored/co-authored over 30 technical reports and presentations for journals and conferences.

Gonzalez-Sanabria resides in Strongsville, Ohio.

A print-quality portrait of Gonzalez-Sanabria is available online:

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/PAO/pressrel/2002/02-049addm.html

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