Dittmar Joins Astronautical Society to Lead Communications
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Dittmar Joins Astronautical Society to Lead Communications

The American Astronautical Society has named Mary Lynne Dittmar to the newly-created position of vice president, strategic communications and outreach. In this role, Dittmar will represent the society’s positions to all space stakeholders.

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HOUSTON—The American Astronautical Society has named Mary Lynne Dittmar to the newly-created position of vice president, strategic communications and outreach. In this role, Dittmar will represent the society’s positions to all space stakeholders. AAS says that by reaching out more proactively to the space community and beyond, it hopes to increase the visibility of its high quality programs, publications and services and attract new members.

 

Dittmar is based in Houston, Texas, where she will lead the development and execution of AAS's Communication and Outreach strategic plan. She will coordinate with interested organizations on pursuits that support the AAS goals of "Advancing All Space." In addition, she will have overall responsibility for the Society's external affairs and media coordination.

 

During her 20 year career in space-related fields, Dittmar served as chief scientist and senior program manager for Boeing's Commercial Space Utilization Program, and manager of the flight operations group on the International Space Station Program. Since 2004 she has been president and CEO of Dittmar Associates in Houston, Texas, where she recently supported NASA Headquarters' office of strategic communication in the development of the NASA strategic communications implementation plan.

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