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Kennedy Biographies

Scott Colloredo
Director
Center Planning and Development Directorate

Scott Colloredo is the director of the Center Planning and Development Directorate at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As director, he provides strategic leadership and management integration of center planning activities and partnership development initiatives to enable Kennedy as a multi-user spaceport supporting both government and commercial launch providers and their customers.

Colloredo is leading the implementation of Kennedy’s Master Plan and the transformation of the center from a government-only facility to a multi-user spaceport. Colloredo ensures the effective use and development of the center’s land, facilities and technical capabilities in support of government and commercial launch activities through center land use planning, development of spaceport infrastructure and business strategies.

Prior to this assignment, Colloredo served as chief architect for Kennedy’s Ground Systems Development and Operations Program, and led the development of the 21st Century Space Launch Complex.  He was responsible for conceptual design of major center assets to align the center’s capabilities to meet the needs of NASA programs, commercial customers, and Department of Defense users.  He spearheaded concepts such as Kennedy’s "clean pad" multi-use concept, and advocated for the center’s launch sites to be flexible, evolvable, and capable of supporting any future multi-use.

Colloredo began his career as a NASA co-op student in 1986 in the launch accessories branch of Kennedy’s Engineering Development Directorate. During his first ten years with NASA, he worked as a design engineer, systems engineer and as a lead designer for ground support equipment for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs.

As a project manager, Colloredo led the development of space station ground support equipment items that provided access, handling, servicing and simulation capabilities to assemble and process space station elements. As a contracting officer’s technical representative, Colloredo worked to establish Kennedy’s first indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for ground support equipment fabrication, which is a lean approach of awarding government contracts that remains in use today.

NASA has rewarded Colloredo’s service with several distinguished awards including NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal, Kennedy’s Certificate of Commendation and several Kennedy Group Achievement awards.

Colloredo graduated from Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tennessee. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1989.  He earned a Master of Science in engineering management from the University of Central Florida in Orlando in 1994.

Colloredo resides in Cocoa Beach, Florida, with his wife and their two children.

July 2014

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