The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, one of NASA’s most extensive facilities, announced the appointment of a new associate director Thursday.
Rae Ann Meyer, former deputy manager of the Marshall Center’s Science and Technology Partnerships and Formulation office, was named associate director of the Marshall center Thursday, succeeding Steve Miley, who assumed the associate directorship in 2015.
Meyer will act as a senior adviser for the Marshall center’s future direction, lead development for business operations, oversee operational processes and policy, and steer business decisions for the center, according to a statement from the Marshall Center Thursday,
“With more than two decades of government operations and management experience, Rae Ann is well prepared for her new position on the center’s leadership team,” said Marshall Center Director Jody Singer. “The leadership skills she has displayed while working with Marshall’s Science and Technology Office and other NASA programs has been, and will continue to be, invaluable to Marshall and the nation’s space exploration efforts.”
A graduate of the University of Tennessee and native of Chattanooga, Meyer began her career in 1989 at Marshall’s Propulsion Laboratory, going on to In-Space Propulsion Technology Office from 2004 to 2006, and later becoming manager of the Constellation Support Office from 2006 to 2007.
Meyer was awarded NASA’s Silver Achievement Medal in 2019, one of the highest awards given by NASA.