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Tracy Young                                                                                                                  Jan. 22, 2004
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

KSC Release No. 02-04

Lisa Malone Named Director of NASA-KSC External Relations and Business Development

Kennedy Space Center Director James Kennedy recently announced that Lisa Malone was selected as director of NASA-KSC's External Relations and Business Development Directorate.

Malone succeeds JoAnn Morgan, who retired in August 2003. In her new position, Malone will oversee the directorate's divisions, including the Business Management Office; Partnership Development; Education Programs and University Research; Public Communications; Guest Services and Special Events; Customer Assurance and Analysis; and the Government Relations Office.

Most recently, Malone served as acting director of External Relations and Business Development. She was selected as the deputy director in April 2003 and was responsible for overseeing the KSC Visitor Complex, news media activities, public engagement and strategic communications. She also led a diverse NASA and contractor team, which is tasked to spread information about NASA and Kennedy Space Center's programs.

Malone received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 2001 and numerous performance awards. She earned certification as an Accredited Public Relations (APR) Professional from the Florida Public Relations Association in 1992.

The Mobile, Ala., native began her career with NASA in 1982 as a co-op student. She joined NASA in May 1984 following graduation from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, with a bachelor's degree in communications. Malone received her master's degree in management from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Fla., in August 1995.


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