Officers, Board, History & By-Laws

2021 LAA Officers
and Chairs

PresidentDamodar Ambur
Vice President
and Programs Chair
Daniel Palumbo
SecretaryRick Ross
Treasurer and
Registered Agent
Geoff Tennille
Communications OfficerRichard Hueschen

LAA Committee Chairs

Membership ChairMichael Marcolini
Hall of Honor ChairDuncan McIver
Website and
Newsletter Chair
Olaf Storaasli
Rick Ross


       Board of Directors         

  ’22 Linda Bangert; Charles Cockrell; Pete Jacobs; Tony Pototzky;
Sharon Stack; 
Bill Tennis; Ray Whipple

 ’23 Geoff Tennille; Doug Morris; Manjula Ambur;
Richard Hueschen;
Rick Ross

  ’24 Charles Laney; Vicki Crisp; Mike Marcolini;
Jaroslaw Sobieski; Olaf Storaasli



In February 1987, a group of former Langley employees began working with the Office of External Affairs to establish a Langley Research Center Alumni Assn. Gary Price, External Affairs, initiated creation of the organization which led to LAA.

The 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 until Jan. 1988 when an annual membership meeting and election of a Board was held.

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

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

The LAA is an active alumni organization today, with strong NASA LaRC support. The LaRC external affairs office is a key partner in LAA success.

LAA Presidents (click)

2021 Bylaw Index (click black #)

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Updated Bylaws (Proposed)

for approval by LAA members @Jan 2022 meeting

Olaf updated 9 Nov, 2021