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Robert Mirelson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1600)

July 7, 2003
RELEASE : 03-230
NASA's Senior Financial Advisor Honored
The Minority Business & Professional Network recently honored Lloyd A. Blanchard, Ph.D., during its national 5th Annual Awards Gala. Blanchard was selected as one of this year's "Fifty Influential Minorities in Business."

Blanchard is NASA's Senior Advisor for Financial Management. His primary role at NASA is to coordinate the implementation of the President's Management Agenda and to help guide agency financial management processes, efficiencies and modernization.

Before joining NASA, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and Associate Deputy Administrator for Management and Administration at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). His accomplishments at SBA helped earn this prestigious honor.

The award is given to minorities who are making outstanding contributions in their respective business-related fields. "I was quite surprised and humbled by the honor, but also feel quite pleased that my work at SBA was recognized as having a positive and significant impact on the minority business community," Blanchard said.

Blanchard received his doctorate in Public Administration, with focus on public finance and urban policy, from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, N.Y. In addition to his doctorate, he holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, a bachelor's in political science from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University.


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