Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees consists of eminent individuals from the business, scientific, academic, and public-service communities. The board meets quarterly. Members are elected to three-year terms. Reelection is possible, but no member (other than the chief executive officer and president, who are elected annually by the board and who are ex officio members) may serve more than three consecutive terms.

The board elects corporate officers and sets policy for the Aerospace FFRDC while supervising and directing the general management of the corporation. From its inception, the Aerospace board has established and maintained strict conflict-of-interest standards for its members and for the corporation’s officers and employees.


Donley The Honorable
Michael B. Donley

Retired Secretary of the Air Force; former Director of Administration and Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense; former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management, and Comptroller.

Shelton Gen. William L. Shelton,
USAF (Ret.)
Vice Chairman

Former Commander, Air Force Space Command; former Asst. Vice Chief of Staff and Director of Air Staff, U.S. Air Force.


The Honorable
Steven J. Isakowitz
Chief Executive Officer and President

The Aerospace Corporation; former president, Virgin Galactic; former chief financial officer, U.S. Dept. of Energy; former deputy associate administrator, NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate; former branch chief, science and space programs, the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Barrett Ambassador
Barbara M. Barrett

Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland; former Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, former President, Thunderbird School of Global Management; former CEO, American Management Association.

Blanchard The Honorable
Charles A. Blanchard

Partner, law firm of Arnold & Porter; former General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer, U.S. Air Force; former General Counsel, U.S. Army; former member of the Arizona State Senate.

DiCarlo Dr. David M. DiCarlo

Retired Vice President and General Manager of the Space Systems Division, Aerospace Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman.

Dunbar Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar

Distinguished Research Professor and Director of Aerospace Engineering, TEES Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI), Texas A&M University; former NASA astronaut.

Dr. Charles Elachi Dr. Charles Elachi

Professor emeritus of electrical engineering and planetary science, California Institute of Technology; former director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and former vice president, CalTech.

Hall The Honorable
Keith R. Hall

Former Director of the National Reconnaissance Office; former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security; retired Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton.

Daniel E. Hastings Dr. Daniel E. Hastings

Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; former Chief Scientist of the Air Force.

Helms Lt. Gen. Susan J. Helms,
USAF (Ret.)

President, Orbital Visions LLC; former commander, 14th Air Force and Joint Functional Component Command for Space; former commander, 45th Space Wing; former NASA astronaut.

Jonas The Honorable
Tina W. Jonas

Former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer, Department of Defense; former Assistant Director and Chief Financial Officer, FBI; former President of United Healthcare Military and Veterans.

Montelongo The Honorable
Michael Montelongo

President and CEO, GRC Advisory Services, LLC; former Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Corporate Affairs, Sodexo, Inc.; former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller.

Stephanie O’Sullivan

Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence; formerAssociate Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Heidi Shyu  The Honorable Heidi Shyu

Former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology; former Vice President of Technology Strategy and Vice President Raytheon, Space and Airborne Systems.

Dr. John J. Tracy  Dr. John J. Tracy

Former chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Operations, and Technology, Boeing Company; former vice president of Engineering and Mission Assurance for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.

Alan Wade  Mr. Alan C. Wade

President, Wade Associates, Inc.; retired Chief Information Officer, Central Intelligence Agency; 35-year career with the CIA.