Press Release

Challenger Center Welcomes Communication Professional Gwen Griffin to Its Board of Directors

By SpaceRef Editor
May 21, 2010
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Aerospace communications professional joins board of directors for three-year term

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – William Readdy, chairman of the board for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, today announced aerospace communications professional Gwen Griffin has been elected to the board of directors.

Griffin is the founder, president and chief executive officer of Griffin Communications Group, a full-service communications firm established in 1997 with offices in Houston and Central Florida. The firm is a nationally recognized for its work in branding, advocacy and outreach programs for corporate, academic and not-for-profit clients.

A 25-year veteran of the communications industry, Griffin has served in various agency and corporate roles during her professional tenure, including Director of Marketing for NASA-Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Public Relations/Promotions Manager for Space Center Houston, Area Marketing Manager for Southwest Airlines, Senior Account Manager for Edelman Public Relations and more. She holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Florida, with specialization in public relations and advertising.

“I have known Gwen for nearly 20 years,” said Readdy. “She and her agency have a true passion for inspiring our nation’s youth in STEM studies through dynamic space-based outreach programs. Gwen’s career experience, rich contacts and creative proactive approach will serve us well as we work diligently to expand our reach and inspire the next generation explorers.”

Using space exploration as a theme and simulations as a vehicle, Challenger Center and its international network of 46 Challenger Learning Centers create positive educational experiences that raise students’ expectations of success, fosters a long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and inspires students to pursue studies and careers in these areas. To learn more, visit

Angie Tennie, 703-683-9740
Challenger Center for Space Science Education
300 N. Lee Street, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314

SpaceRef staff editor.