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Pamela S. Zeitler
Program Control and Integration Office Deputy
NASA's Commercial Crew Program

Pamela S. Zeitler is the deputy manager of Program Control and Integration (PC&I) for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. CCP is leading the nation's effort of facilitating commercial vehicle development and certification to enable the safe transportation of NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station and other low Earth orbit destinations.

Zeitler assists in the leadership for program planning and control, program integration and acquisition planning. She is responsible for program policy and processes, schedule and documentation management, budget and work force management, and external reporting.

During her 23 years with NASA, Zeitler has served in a broad range of capacities at Kennedy. She began her career in 1989 as a hypergolics systems engineer in the Shuttle Processing Project of the Space Shuttle Program.

From 2001 to 2005, Zeitler served as the surveillance lead in the Shuttle Processing Project’s Business Office. In 2005, she returned to her engineering group to serve as chief of the Hypergolics, Hydraulics, and Auxiliary Power Branch in the Space Shuttle Processing Fluid Systems Division. From 2006 to 2009, she led the strategic planning effort for Kennedy as chief of the Advanced Planning Office.

In 2009, Zeitler began supporting the Space Transportation Planning Office. This planning effort transitioned into the Commercial Crew Program in 2011, which she continues to support in her current capacity.

Zeitler has received a number of professional honors throughout her career, including the KSC Strategic Leadership Award in 2007 and the KSC Employee of the Year Award in 2010.

She graduated from the University of Florida in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and from University of Central Florida in 1994 with a Master of Science in engineering management.

April 2012

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