Peggy Wilhide

Headquarters, Washington, DC

(Phone: 202/358-1898)

RELEASE: 00-57

Edward J. Heffernan has been named Chief of Staff at
NASA Headquarters by Administrator Daniel S. Goldin.

“Ed Heffernan brings a wealth of policy and
legislative experience to this important role,”
Goldin said. “He has been a key advisor and is
uniquely suited to this new challenge.”

As Chief of Staff, Heffernan will continue in his
role as head of the Agency’s legislative affairs and will
also coordinate all staff activities in the immediate
office of the Administrator.

Heffernan joined NASA in April 1994 as a legislative
policy specialist for the Space Station Information
Center. He also served as Senior Advisor for
Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of Policy and
Plans, before becoming White House Liaison and later,
Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs. Prior
to arriving at NASA, he was a consultant in Washington,
DC. From 1987 to 1992, he served as a legislative
assistant to the U.S. Congressman Richard J. Durbin

Mr. Heffernan earned his BA degree in English in 1986
from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. He resides in
Rockville, MD.