The Aerospace Corporation Announces Leadership Changes

Corporate Staff
posted March 20, 2014

Dr. Dave Gorney

Dr. Dave Gorney


Dr. Wayne Goodman

Dr. Wayne Goodman


Dr. Malina Hills

Dr. Malina Hills

El Segundo, Calif. (March 20, 2014) – The Aerospace Corporation announced several leadership changes, effective July 1.

“These changes will allow us to continue to deliver the highest value to all of our customers by focusing senior technical and administrative leadership on the nation’s complex space issues and other programs of national significance,” said Dr. Wanda Austin, president and CEO.

Dr. David Gorney is promoted to executive vice president for the corporation. Gorney will retain his leadership of the Space Systems Group, where he is responsible for Aerospace’s support to all launch programs, ground networks, and satellite programs overseen by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and for support to Navy satellite programs.

Dr. Wayne Goodman is elected senior vice president, Operations and Support Group, and will replace Jerry “Mike” Drennan, the current senior vice president, upon his retirement. In this role, Goodman will oversee Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Division, Diversity and EEO, Facilities, Finance and Business Operations, Human Resources, Security and Safety, and the corporation’s university, The Aerospace Institute.

Dr. Malina Hills will assume Goodman’s prior role as vice president, Space Program Operations. Hills will be responsible for working directly with the U.S. Air Force, government, and industry partners to develop military satellites and to advance national security space systems. She will oversee four major mission areas: communications, surveillance, weather, and navigation.

The Aerospace Corporation is a California nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has almost 3,500 employees. It provides technical guidance and advice on all aspects of space missions to military, civil, and commercial customers to assure space mission success. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with multiple locations across the United States.

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