Press Release

Anita Liang Named to Senior Executive Service Position

By SpaceRef Editor
January 28, 2003
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Anita D. Liang has been appointed to the U. S. government’s Senior Executive
Service as chief of the Aeropropulsion Projects Office at NASA’s Glenn
Research Center, Cleveland.

In this position, Liang is responsible for the management, execution and
implementation of all projects at Glenn related to aeropropulsion
advancements for future propulsion and power systems. Ms. Liang has also
been appointed Glenn’s focal point for the integration and coordination of
all aerospace fuel cell efforts. In this capacity, she is responsible for
the planning, advocacy and communication of NASA Glenn aerospace fuel cell
activities, addressing U.S. energy security and efficiency challenges.

“As a key contributor to the aeropropulsion community, Anita continually
strives for a high performing and balanced workforce and is widely
recognized for her open communications,” said Glenn Center Director Donald
J. Campbell. “Our Center has become a key player in planning an aerospace
fuel cell initiative primarily due to Anita’s leadership. This effort may
lead to an aircraft with no emissions and would also help revitalize Ohio’s

Prior to this appointment, Liang served as Acting Chief of the
Aeropropulsion Project Office since 1999 and was selected as the Deputy
Chief of the Subsonic Systems Office in 1997. She joined Glenn in 1989 as
the Earth-to-Orbit Program Manager and assumed steadily increasing
responsibilities for inter-Center coordination, program execution advocacy
and identifying future propulsion opportunities. Liang began her
professional career at Babcock and Wilcox in 1981 as a research and project

Liang earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from McGill
University, Montreal, Canada. She has also received several NASA honors,
including the Medal for Exceptional Achievement and the Space Flight
Awareness Award.

Liang resides in Strongsville, Ohio.

A print-quality portrait of Liang is available online:

SpaceRef staff editor.