The Aerospace Corporation Announces Enhanced Strategic Communications Promotion


Sabrina Steele

Sabrina Steele

El Segundo, Calif. (Feb 18, 2014) – Sabrina Steele has been promoted to executive director of the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Division of The Aerospace Corporation.

In her new position, Steele will lead strategic communications for an organization that includes public affairs and media relations, internal and external communications, executive communications, technical publications, customer relations, event planning, digital media, marketing communications, and corporate branding. Corporate Communications and Public Affairs is responsible for communicating the value of Aerospace in the most compelling way to all audiences, internal and external.

Concurrent with the promotion of Steele to executive director, is the elevation of the Corporate Communications Directorate to a division. This reflects the increased scope and accountability of the organization as it expands its emphasis on branding, marketing communications and external outreach including STEM. Steele’s new position of executive director is equivalent to a general manager in responsibility and accountability.

Steele began her career as a reporter and assistant city editor for the Long Beach Press-Telegram newspaper. Afterward, she worked at Raytheon and Hughes Aircraft Company in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. Steele served as the director of communications at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in El Segundo. With more than 18 years of communications experience in the aerospace industry, she joined Aerospace in 2008 as principal director of the Corporate Communications Directorate. Steele received the Aerospace President’s Award in 2012. Steele has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Long Beach.

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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