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Aeronautics Leadership

A listing of the Aeronautics Leadership for the Programs and Offices for the the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate with links to their biographies.

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Office of the Associate Administrator

NASA Aeronautics—Office of the Associate Administrator Leadership

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Robert Pearce

Associate Administrator (AA)

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Carol Carroll

Deputy AA

Jon Montgomery

Deputy AA for Policy

Barbara Esker

Deputy AA for Programs (Acting) / Assistant Deputy AA for Missions

Aeronautics Leadership in Programs

NASA Aeronautics—Programs Leadership

Photo of Dr. Nateri Madavan

Dr. Nateri Madavan

Director, Advanced Air Vehicles Program

Photo of Dr. Jim Heidmann

Dr. James Heidmann

Deputy Director, Advanced Air Vehicles Program

Photo of Akbar Sultan

Akbar Sultan

Director, Airspace Operations and Safety Program

Photo of Cheryl Quinn

Cheryl Quinn

Deputy Director, Airspace Operations and Safety Program

Photo of Lee Noble

Lee Noble

Director, Integrated Aviation Systems Program

Photo of Kate McMurtry

Kate McMurtry

Deputy Director, Integrated Aviation Systems Program

Photo of Dr. John Cavolowsky

Dr. John Cavalowsky

Director, Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program

Photo of Angela Surgenor

Angela Surgenor

Deputy Director, Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program

Portfolio Offices

NASA Aeronautics—Portfolio Offices

Photo of Dr. Ron Colantonio

Dr. Ron Colantonio

Director, Aerosciences Evaluation and Test Capabilities

Photo of Chris Mouring

Chris Mouring

Deputy Director, Aerosciences, Evaluation and Test Capabilities

Offices

NASA Aeronautics—Offices

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Anthony Springer

Director, for the Integration and Management Office

Photo of Kim Miller

Kimberly Miller

Deputy Director, Integration and Management Office

Photo of Bill Harrison

William Harrison

Director, Portfolio Analysis and Management Office

Marc Birckbichler, Deputy Director for Resource, Portfolio Analysis and Strategy Office

Marc Birckbichler

Deputy Director for Resources, Portfolio Analysis and Management Office

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Naseem Saiyed

Deputy Director for Strategy, Portfolio Analysis and Management Office (Detailed to TACP)

Missions

NASA Aeronautics—Missions

Photo of Parimal Kopardekar

Parimal Kopardekar (PK)

Mission Integration Manager, for the Advanced Air Mobility Mission

Photo of Peter Coen

Peter Coen

Mission Integration Manager, for the Quesst Mission

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Dr. Rich Wahls

Mission Integration Manager, for the Sustainable Flight National Partnership Mission