Virginia “Ginger” Barnes is a member of the board of directors at Challenger Center and the board of directors at AstraFemina. She spent three years as president and chief executive officer of United Space Alliance, LLC, the Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture that managed U.S. Space Shuttle operations. Barnes has an extensive background leading space and defense programs at Boeing. Barnes graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and earned a master’s degree in business from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

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