Officers, Board, History & By-Laws

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LAA Officers

PresidentOlaf Storaasli 757-509-7354
Vice PresidentKathy Ferrare
SecretaryMary DiJoseph
TreasurerRay Rhew
Communications OfficerRichard Hueschen

Committee Chairs

Membership ChairDave Hinton
Hall of Honor ChairOpen
Olaf Storaasli
Rick Ross

       Board of Directors         

’25 Stan Cole, Melvin Ferebee, Wes Goodman, Dave Hinton, Lillian Richwine, Domenic Maglieri

’26 George Allison, Charles Cockrell, Kathy Ferrare, George Finelli, Wayne Richie                

’27 Geoff Tennille, Craig Ohlhorst, Tony Pototzky, Rich Antcliff, Susan McClain, Mary DiJoseph, Ray Rhew


Our 2024 LAA Bylaws were reviewed by the general membership & approved by the Board  Jan 9, 2024. (2022 Bylaws)


In Feb 1987, a group of former Langley employees worked with the Office of External Affairs to establish a Langley Research Center Alumni Assn. Gary Price, External Affairs, initially created the organization which led to LAA.

Acting Chair of the Board of Directors was William J. Boyer. The committees & chairs were: Finance, Edmund A. Brummer; Membership, Domenic J. Maglieri; Nominating, Charles B. King; Program, Donald H. Ward & Social, Abraham Leiss. Betty Joyner was acting secretary/treasurer. These officers served ’til Jan. 1988 when an annual members meeting elected a new Board.

The LAA’s purpose was to develop, maintain & enhance the relationship among former LaRC employees & provide a way for LaRC to maintain contact with former employees & for members to support LaRC special events & activities of mutual interest.

All former NACA/NASA employees of LMAL/LaRC & former contractors with 5 or more years of continuous LaRC support are eligible. The dues were set at $5.00/year (now $10).

The LAA is an active alumni organization with strong NASA LaRC support. LaRC’s external affairs office & Director’s Office are key to LAA’s success.

LAA Past Presidents

Olaf updated 5/14/24