Kennedy News

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center

Sept. 12, 2002
RELEASE : 81-02
NASA Announces New Management Appointments
William F. Readdy, NASA associate administrator for Space Flight, announced the appointment of James W. Kennedy as deputy center director, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla., and David A. King, deputy center director, Marshall Space Flight Center, Ala., Sept. 10, 2002. The appointments will be effective Nov. 3, 2002.

Roy D. Bridges, Jr., director, KSC, announced the appointment of JoAnn H. Morgan as acting, deputy center director, KSC, Sept. 11, 2002. Morgan will serve as acting, deputy center director through Nov. 3, 2002.

Kennedy currently serves as deputy center director, Marshall Space Flight Center. He began his NASA career as a cooperative education student at KSC. He transferred from KSC to Marshall in 1969. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of management positions which include deputy director and acting director for the former science and engineering directorate and director of engineering at Marshall.

King currently serves as director, Shuttle Processing at KSC. He began his career as a main propulsion system engineer in 1983. He has served in a variety of positions such as flow director for the Space Shuttle Discovery, acting deputy director, Installation Operations directorate, deputy director, Shuttle Processing and as Shuttle Launch Director. He has been in his current position since 1999.

Morgan serves as director, External Relations & Business Development at KSC. She began her federal career in 1958 as a cooperative education student with the Army Ballistic Missile Agency. She has served in a variety of managerial positions including division chief and deputy director, Expendable Launch Vehicles, director, Payload Projects and Ground Operations; director, Safety and Mission Assurance and associate director, Advanced Development and Shuttle Upgrades. She has served in her current position since May 2000.


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