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Press Release 95-37

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


CLEVELAND, OH -- Martin P. Kress has been selected as the new Deputy Director of NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH. His appointment, announced by NASA Lewis Director Donald J. Campbell, became effective August 6, 1995.

Kress had been serving as Deputy Director of the National Wind Tunnel Program Office at NASA Headquarters since January 1994. He succeeds Dr. J. Stuart Fordyce, who retired June 30.

Prior to joining NASA in 1990, 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 and from January 1983 to February 1990 he was the Senior Professional Staff Member for the subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space on the Committee on Com- merce, Science and Transportation.

Coming to NASA Headquarters in February 1990, Kress served as Assistant Administrator for Legislative Affairs where he was responsible for the formulation of the agency's legislative agenda and strategy for Capitol Hill. He then served as Deputy Director for the Space Station Freedom Program. In this capacity he was responsible for the management and oversight of the utilization and operations of the proposed research facility.

Kress received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Notre Dame, in 1970; a Master of Public Administration from Northeastern University, in 1974; and a Master of Science in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1995. 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. He is now a member of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program Board of Governors.

Kress and his wife, Maryellyn, will reside in Solon, Ohio. They have three children.

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