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senior aerospace executives and an eminent
scientist and educator have been elected to the
Board of Directors of the Space Foundation,
Foundation officials announced today. Jim
Albaugh, president of Boeing Space and
Communications; Albert E. Smith, executive vice
president, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
and Dr. Jaleh Daie, Director of Science Program
at the David and Lucille Packard Foundation will
serve three year terms.

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation
advances space endeavors and provides and
supports educational excellence. Its programs
include the premier space policy forum, the
National Space Symposium; an annual gathering of
global space business, the International Space
Symposium; and Space Discovery graduate courses,
Teaching with Space in-services and conferences
for educators

“Each of these leaders brings incredible
experience and vision to the work and growth of
the Space Foundation”, said Jaime Oaxaca,
chairman of the board. “Their reputations
within the space, scientific and academic
communities are unmatched and will contribute
significantly to our space awareness and
education missions. We are truly delighted to
have them associated with the Space Foundation.”

Jim Albaugh became president of Boeing Space and
Communications in September 1998, where he is
responsible for the performance of a dozen
diverse market aligned business that have a rich
heritage of high technology competencies. He
previously served as president of Boeing Space
Transportation and of Rocketdyne Propulsion and
Power. Albaugh is a graduate of Willamette
University in Salem, Oregon, and holds a master
degree in civil engineering from Columbia

Al Smith was promoted to Executive Vice
President of Lockheed Martin Space Systems in
September 1999 from his previous position as
President of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space,
one of the principal operating elements
comprising Space Systems. Headquartered in
Denver, Lockheed Martin Space Systems is one of
four principal business areas within Lockheed
Martin Corporation. Smith holds a bachelor’s
degree in electrical engineering from
Northeastern University in Boston and is a
graduate of executive programs at Dartmouth and
Stanford universities.

Dr. Jaleh Daie is the Science Director at the
David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She is also
the founder and president of the Women in
Science and Technology Alliance, WiSTA. WiSTA
is the nation’s first and largest coalition of
this kind with an aggregate membership of over
250,000 that supports women’s participation,
involvement, and contribution in these fields.
Prior to accepting her position at the Packard
Foundation, Daie was a biology professor at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 1996-
1997, she took academic leave and was on
assignment in Washington, DC where she served as
science liaison to the President’s National
Science and Technology Council. Dr. Daie has
been inducted into the Hall of Fame, Women in
Technology International.

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