Officers, Board, History & By-Laws

LAA Officers
& Chairs

PresidentDaniel Palumbo
Vice President
& Registered Agent
Geoff Tennille
SecretaryRick Ross
Treasurerawaiting photoRay Rhew
Communications OfficerRichard Hueschen

LAA Committee Chairs

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


       Board of Directors         

’24 Vicki Crisp; Mike Marcolini;
Ray Rhew; Olaf Storaasli

’25 Stan Cole; Melvin Ferebee; Wes Goodman;
Dave Hinton; Ed Prior; Domenic Maglieri

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


The latest LAA By-Laws were reviewed by the general membership & approved by the Board  January 11, 2022.


In February 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, 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 members meeting elected a new Board.

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 & 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. The LaRC external affairs office is a key partner in LAA success.


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Olaf updated 2 July, 2023