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NASA's Marshall Center Honors Decatur Native Libby Kilgo Youmans with Women's Equality Day Award
Betty Humphery
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

News Release: 06-129

Libby Kilgo Youmans Libby Kilgo Youmans, a native of Decatur, Ala., has received a Women's Equality Day award from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Presented at a recent ceremony, the award recognizes outstanding performance, dedication and innovation.

Image above: Libby Kilgo Youmans
Image credit: NASA/MSFC

Youmans is a management and program analyst in the Engineering Directorate at the Marshall Center. She is the team leader of the business office of the Engineering Directorate's Instrument and Payload Systems Department, where she manages human, fiscal and information technology resources. She has served in this position since 2003.

The Women's Equality Day awards -- recognizing exceptional federal employees in administrative, clerical, professional and supervisory capacities -- are presented annually by the Combined Women's Federal Programs. The Marshall Center's Women's Program joins with other local federal agencies to recognize the work of these individuals, and to celebrate Women's Equality Day and the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote.

Youmans joined NASA in 1988 as a program analyst in the Associate Directorate for Engineering at the Marshall Center. In 1997, she became a program analyst in the Science Directorate business office, where she guided resource planning, including funding, workforce, cost and scheduling.

From 1997 to 1999, she was a program analyst in the Science Directorate business office supporting the Microgravity Science and Applications Department. She planned the funding, manpower, cost and scheduling resources for the Materials Science Research Facility. In 2003, she was promoted to the team lead of the office, where she was the focal point for resources management, including programming, scheduling, funding, workforce and the day-to-day management of the office.

Youmans earned a bachelor's degree in management information systems in 1992 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

She has received numerous NASA awards, including an Exceptional Service Medal in 2006 and Sustained Superior Performance Awards in 2004 and 2005. In 2001, she was presented with a Special Service Award for the business process development of the Materials Science Research Facility, and received Special Service Awards in 1995, 2002, 2003 and 2006.

Youmans and her husband have two children and reside in Cullman, Ala.

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