Press Release

Former NASA Chief of Staff Courtney Stadd to Join GST Board of Directors

By SpaceRef Editor
November 17, 2003
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GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 17 Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) announced today that Courtney A. Stadd has been named to the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to the Board appointment, Stadd was Chief of Staff and White House Liaison for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He led President Bush’s NASA transition team and worked with the NASA Administrator to help cast the agency’s strategic direction. Stadd had chief responsibility for developing and executing turn-around plans, budgets, staffing which addressed the major financial and management challenges facing NASA’s high-profile $15 billion research and development activities.

Stadd has worked in both the private and public arenas, primarily focusing on identifying and removing barriers to market-driven opportunities in aerospace-related technology areas. He has held senior program management and policy positions in the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the White House. In the private sector he co-founded several satellite and space transportation ventures, such as Colorado-based DigitalGlobe. Over the past twenty years, in both official and private capacities, he has been invited by various U.S. Congressional committees to testify on a range of high technology related public policy matters.

Stadd has been the recipient of numerous industry and government awards, including the 2002 U.S. Space Foundation Certificate of Honor for his contributions to advancing “the greater cause of the exploration and development of space.” In 2001, Stadd was also awarded NASA’s highest honor, The Distinguished Service Medal, for “his extraordinary vision, leadership, and dedication to…advancing technology into industry.”

About Global Science & Technology, Inc.

Global Science & Technology, Inc., a leading technology and applied science company in the Washington, D.C. area, recently was ranked one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. for the second consecutive year by both Inc Magazine and Deloitte & Touche.

The company’s success derives from its ability to attract and retain a highly specialized workforce of scientists, engineers, and technologists, and from its unique set of capabilities in Applied Science and Research, Geospatial Standards and Services, Advanced Communication Engineering, and Specialized Information Technology.

SpaceRef staff editor.