Press Release

Aerospace Selects David Radzanowski as Chief Financial Officer

By SpaceRef Editor
June 22, 2020
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The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) announced the selection of the Honorable David Radzanowski as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO), bringing on the veteran space executive and former NASA CFO to serve in a critical strategic role at a dynamic time for the space enterprise.


“David has deep technical and financial leadership experience in commercial and government organizations, which makes him a fantastic addition to our team,” said Steve Isakowitz, Aerospace president and CEO. “His financial acumen, strategic expertise, and broad experience in the space domain will be vital to supporting Aerospace’s business for years to come.”


Radzanowski joins Aerospace from Equator Corporation, where he led the strategic business functions of Australia’s Future Submarine Program, the largest defense procurement program in Australia’s history. He replaces Ellen Beatty, who departed the company on June 12.


Prior to that position, Radzanowski held increasingly responsible positions at NASA, most recently the Senate-confirmed CFO position. As CFO, he was responsible for managing a budget of nearly $20 billion, overseeing financial operations and coordinating financial management activities with other federal agencies. He also served as NASA’s chief of staff to Administrator Charlie Bolden.


Before joining NASA, Radzanowski worked at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As the deputy associate director for Appropriations in the Office of Legislative Affairs, he advised the OMB director on the development of legislative strategies relating to appropriations, budget, management, regulation, and other legislation. He also served for three years as OMB’s chief of the Science and Space Programs Branch.


Radzanowski began his career at the Congressional Research Service, where he worked as an aerospace policy analyst supporting the U.S. Congress. He earned his bachelor of science degree in astronomy and physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his master’s degree in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.


About The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation is a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has approximately 4,000 employees. With major locations in El Segundo, Calif., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Washington, D.C., Aerospace addresses complex problems with agility, innovation and objective technical leadership across the space enterprise and other areas of national significance. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @AerospaceCorp.


SpaceRef staff editor.