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NASA’s Stennis Space Center is the nation’s largest propulsion test site and a unique federal city home to more than 50 on-site agencies, organizations, university offices, and companies. Under NASA leadership, tenants share in site operating costs while pursuing individual missions. The center is led by a diverse team of NASA senior leaders and area managers with years of experience and insight.

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Profiles in Leadership

In the profiles below, NASA Stennis leaders share a bit of their career paths and what they have learned.

John Bailey, Associate Director, John C. Stennis Space Center

John Bailey

Acting Center Director

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Rodney McKellip

Center Associate Director

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Legislative Affairs: Troy Frisbie

Legislative Affairs Specialist

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Strategic Business Development Office: Duane Armstrong


portrait of Joe Schuyler

Engineering and Test Directorate: Joe Schuyler


portrait of Gary Benton

Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate: Gary Benton


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NASA Rocket Propulsion Test Program: Christine Powell


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Office of the Chief Financial Officer: Deborah Norton

Chief Financial Officer

Dinna Cottrell

Office of the Chief Information Officer: Dinna Cottrell

Chief Information Officer

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Human Resources Branch: Terrance Jones

Deputy Human Resources Director