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About the LAA
In February 1987, a group of former Langley employees began working with the Office of External Affairs to establish a Langley Research Center Alumni Association. Gary Price in External Affairs had initiated the effort to explore such an organization, and their efforts led to the formation of the LAA.
The acting Chairman of the Board of Directors was William J. Boyer, and the committees and their 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 January 1988 when an annual membership meeting and election of a board was held.
The Alumniís purpose was to develop, maintain, and enhance the relationship among former employees of the Langley Research Center and provide a mechanism for the Center to maintain contact with its former employees. It also provided an organized way for members to support special events at the Center and other activities of mutual interest.
All former NACA/NASA employees of LMAL/LaRC are eligible for membership. Former employees of contractors who had 5 or more years continuous support to the Center are also eligible. The dues were set at $5.00 per year.
The LAA is an active alumni organization today, with a strong supporting relationship with the NASA Langley Research Center. The LaRC external affairs office is a key partner in this valuable alumni organization.
Current Officers and Board of Directors
The 2012 LAA Officers are: President: Christine Darden; Vice President: Milt Holt; (757) 898-4198; Secretary: Duke Reiber; Treasurer: George Boyles, Assistant Treasurer: Tom Foughner; Program Committee Chair: Cary Price; Membership Chair: Mary Mesic; Nominating Committee Chair: Belinda Adams; Telephone Committee Coordinator: Bob Feldhousen; E-mail Coordinator: Milton Holt. Immediate Past President is Milt Holt. The LAA website manager is Duncan McIver.
The LAA Board of Directors, by Class are:
2012: Christine Darden; Roy Harris; Duncan McIver; Barry Meredith; Mary Mesic; Vince Rausch; Harry Verstynen
2013: Robert Miserentino; Bill Reed; Duke Reiber; Sid Siddiqi; John Witherspoon; Bill Woods; Gloria Champine
2014: Ira Abbott, Belinda Adams; Earl Andrews; Dave Reubish; Bob Sherrill; Sharon Stack; Steve Yaros