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Todd C. Arnold
Deputy Director
Public Affairs


Todd C. Arnold is the deputy director of Public Affairs at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As a member of Kennedy's Senior Management Team, he helps maintain a highly skilled public relations workforce, assists in providing managerial oversight for NASA newsroom operations, and ensures efficient communications processes are in place to effectively articulate to the world NASA's story -- its past, present and future. He provides strategic leadership in the management of Kennedy's integrated communications and public outreach portfolio. This portfolio includes worldwide media network relationships, news and photo journalism, Web and social media presence, NASA TV broadcasting, mobile multimedia display management, and public and Freedom of Information Act inquiries. His role is also integral to educating and informing Kennedy employees on a daily basis, preparing them to be ambassadors for the agency.

Arnold has been employed with NASA since May 1989, providing engineering leadership for key NASA multidiscipline payload processing programs such as Spacelab and the International Space Station, a major platform of research discovery and a world-class technology testbed. He has led strategic planning initiatives, new business partnership ventures, and technology demonstration activities supporting Kennedy's efforts to establish appropriate external relationships with commercial aerospace entities, federal and state agencies, academia, the local community, and researchers and technologists. Arnold has managed research processing and development efforts in fundamental space biology and provided managerial leadership for the operational execution of the pre- and post-flight physiological and biomedical human research experiment protocol for the space shuttle and long-duration International Space Station astronaut crews. He also has managed Kennedy's legislative and economic partnership initiatives.

Arnold has been recognized with numerous awards, including NASA Exceptional Service and Exceptional Achievement Medals, NASA certificates of commendation and the NASA nomination for "Most Promising Black Engineer of the Year" in the federal government. He served as the chairman for Kennedy's Combined Federal Campaign, raising more than $300,000 on behalf of local, national and international charitable organizations.

Arnold earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Southern University, Baton Rouge, La., graduating cum laude in 1984; a Master of Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla., in 1991; and a Master of Science in management from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla., in 1993. He also is a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Federal Executive Institute.

February 2013

Biographies - Current Employees