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James L. Reuter

Former Associate Administrator for Space Technology Mission Directorate

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Editor’s note, June 30, 2023: James Reuter retired from NASA in June 2023. This information will be kept online as a historical record but will no longer be updated.

James L. Reuter is the associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) at NASA Headquarters in Washington. He provides executive leadership and management of the technology programs within STMD, with an annual investment value of more than $1 billion.

During his almost four-decade career at NASA, Mr. Reuter has held several leadership positions, including: STMD deputy associate administrator, senior executive for technical integration at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, chair of the standing review board of the Exploration Systems Division at NASA Headquarters, deputy manager of the Space Shuttle Propulsion Office, and environmental control and life support manager for the International Space Station.

Mr. Reuter has received numerous NASA awards and honors, including a Presidential Rank Award, Distinguished Service Medal, Outstanding Leadership Medal, NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, and NASA Exceptional Service Medal.  

STMD Leadership

Prasun Desai

Deputy Associate Administrator

Walt Engelund

Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs

G. Michael Green

Deputy Associate Administrator for Management/Chief of Staff

Derek Wang

Director of Communications

Voleak Roeum

Director of Resources Management

Alesyn Lowry

Director for Strategic Planning and Integration

Michelle Munk

Acting Chief Architect

Jeffrey Sheehy

Chief Engineer

Jenn Gustetic

Director of Early Stage Innovations and Partnerships

Niki Werkheiser

Director of Technology Maturation

Trudy Kortes

Director of Technology Demonstrations

Evelyn Vidal-Roles

Office Manager

Catrina Horton

Executive Officer

James Reuter

Former Associate Administrator