Officers, Board, History & By-Laws

2022 LAA Officers
and Chairs

PresidentDaniel Palumbo
Vice President
and Programs Chair
Vicki Crisp
SecretaryRick Ross
Treasurer and
Registered Agent
Geoff Tennille
Communications OfficerRichard Hueschen

LAA Committee Chairs

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


       Board of Directors         

’24 Vicki Crisp; Mike Marcolini;
Jaroslaw Sobieski; 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

2022 By-Laws

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 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.


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Olaf updated 11 Feb, 2023