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Robert Lightfoot

MEMBER SINCE: 2018

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History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Acting Administrator
Headquarters
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2017
present
Associate Administrator COO
Headequarters
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2012
present
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Denver
Lockheed Martin
2019
present
President
Huntsville
LSINC
2018
2019
Center Director
Marshall Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2009
2012
Deputy Center Director
Marshall Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2007
2009
Manager Space Shuttle Propulsion Office
Marshall Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2005
2007
Assistant Associate Administrator, Space Shuttle Program
Headquarters
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2003
2005
Director, Propulsion Test Directorate
Stennis Space Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2001
2003
Chief, Propulsion Test Divsion
Stennis Space Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
1999
2001
Deputy Chief, Propulsion Test Division
Marshall Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
1998
1999
Team Leader, Propulsion Systems Test Branch
Marshall Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics Space Administration
1995
1998
Engineer, Propulsion Test Branch
Marshall Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
1989
1995
Test Engineer
Huntsville Operations
Rockwell International
1986
1989
Primary Policy Areas

Government Operations/Innovation, Infrastructure, National Security, Science, Technology

Primary Sector of Expertise

Federal

Primary Functions

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight

Public Service Spotlight: Dr. Robert Lightfoot

Season: 1 Episode:55 | May 24, 2021

Show Notes:

On this episode, we welcome Academy Fellow, Dr. Robert Lightfoot, to discuss his career in public administration from Engineer to Acting Administrator at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).