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The Aerospace Corporation Board of Trustees elects new Chairman and Vice Chairman

Press Release From: Aerospace Corporation
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) has elected Aerospace vice chairman and former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Michael B. Donley as the new chairman of the board of trustees, replacing Ambassador Barbara Barrett who elected to step down as chairman. Barrett will remain on the board through 2018, and retired U.S. Air Force Gen. William L. Shelton replaces Donley as vice chairman of the board. All appointments are effective immediately.
 
“Mike and Willie bring a unique perspective and strong customer knowledge base given their previous roles,” said Steve Isakowitz, Aerospace president and CEO. “We greatly value their leadership and commitment to our board during this new and rapidly evolving era in space.”
 
Elected to the board of trustees in 2013, Donley has been vice chair  for the past two years. Prior to joining the board, Donley served as the 22nd secretary of the U.S. Air Force from June 2008 to June 2013. He previously served as the director of Administration and Management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2005 to 2008. Donley served two presidents and five national security advisors during his service at the National Security Council from 1984 to 1989, first as director of defense programs and later as deputy executive secretary. He spent five years working in the U.S. Senate, including four years as a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
 
Shelton began his board service in March 2015. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in September 2014 after serving for more than three years as commander of Air Force Space Command. Shelton also commanded Air Force units at the squadron, group, wing and numbered air force levels, and he served on several staff positions in both joint service and Air Force assignments.
 
About The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation is a California nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has approximately 3,900 employees. It provides guidance and advice to military, civil, and commercial customers to ensure the success of complex, technology-based programs. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with multiple locations across the United States. For more information, visit www.aerospace.org. Follow us on Twitter: @AerospaceCorp.
 

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