- Press Release
- September 24, 2022
Aerospace Leadership Changes Effective July 1
Three Aerospace leadership changes are effective today including an executive vice president, a senior vice president, and a vice president.
Dr. David Gorney is the executive vice president for the corporation and will retain leadership of the Space Systems Group, where he is responsible for Aerospace’s support to all launch programs, ground networks, and satellite programs overseen by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and for support to Navy satellite programs.
Dr. Wayne Goodman is the senior vice president, Operations and Support Group, and replaced Mike Drennan, who retired on June 30. In this role, Goodman oversees Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Division, Inclusion & Equal Opportunity Office, Facilities, Finance and Business Operations, Human Resources, Security and Safety, and the corporation’s university, The Aerospace Institute.
Dr. Malina Hills assumes Goodman’s prior role as vice president, Space Program Operations. She is responsible for working directly with the U.S. Air Force, government, and industry partners to develop military satellites and to advance national security space systems. Hills oversees four major mission areas: communications, surveillance, weather, and navigation.
The Aerospace Corporation is a California nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has almost 3,500 employees. It provides technical guidance and advice on all aspects of space missions to military, civil, and commercial customers to assure space mission success. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with multiple locations across the United States.