Astronaut, USAF Fighter Pilot and Test Pilot, Senior NASA and Aerospace/Defense Executive, Informative and Educational Speaker, Business Leadership Mentor and Coach
– United States Astronaut, Retired – Veteran of 4 Space Shuttle flights spanning a 16 year career, Served as Pilot on STS-45 and STS-57 and Commander on STS-72 and STS-92; Earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous other awards; Logged 40 days 17 hours and 37 minutes in space
– US Air Force Pilot (Fighter & Test) with 5,000+ hours in 25+ types of aircraft. Led the flight testing of a fleet of highly modified F-15 aircraft.
– Served in positions of increasing authority in NASA including as the Deputy Director (Acting) of the Johnson Space Center overseeing a workforce of 17,000 and a budget of $8B. Has over 15 years of senior executive leadership experience in large aerospace/defense companies.
– Sought-after speaker sharing the lessons of building and leading successful space crews and missions in demanding and life-threatening environments.
– Mentors and coaches young high-potential professionals at large international financial companies.
– Selected to be inducted in the US Astronaut Hall of Fame in May 2016.
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