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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, Va., appointed Sandra H. Magnus, PhD, its new executive director, effective Oct. 22. Magnus will leave NASA Astronaut Corps to join AIAA. Her NASA career began in 1996. She flew in space on the STS-112 shuttle mission in 2002, and on the final shuttle flight, STS-135, last year. In addition, she flew to the International Space Station on STS-126 in November 2008, served as flight engineer and science officer on Expedition 18, and returned home on STS-119 after four and a half months. Following her assignment on Station she served at NASA Headquarters in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. Her last duty at NASA was as the deputy chief of the Astronaut Office. Before joining NASA she worked at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft on military aircraft programs. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1986 with a degree in physics and in 1990 with a master’s degree in electrical engineering. She earned a PhD in materials science and engineering at Georgia Tech. She has received numerous awards, including the NASA Space Flight Medal, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. She succeeds Maj. Gen. Robert S. Dickman, USAF-ret. Details: www.aiaa.org.
Jim White is the new executive director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Portland, effective Oct. 8. He was operations VP at Mercy Corps for over 14 years. He has also worked for the International Organization for Migration and the American Red Cross. White earned a BS in engineering technology from Temple, and an MA in Central Eurasian Area Studies from Indiana University. Details: www.nonprofitoregon.org.
Gene Tempel has been appointed dean of Indiana University’s new School of Philanthropy, subject to board approval at its next business meeting, Oct. 12. Tempel has served as CEO of the Indiana University Foundation for the past four years. He had previously chosen to leave that role on Oct. 1 to become a senior fellow at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Before heading the foundation, Tempel served for 11 years as executive director of the Center on Philanthropy.
Jeffrey Gallagher, from interim to full-time executive officer, Virginia Biotechnology Association, Richmond. He most recently was VP and general counsel, Lyotropic Therapeutics, Ashland, Va. Details: vabio.org.
Stephanie Miller, from digital and email services VP at Aprimo, a marketing software platform provider, to member relations VP, Direct Marketing Association, New York, a new position. Details: www.the-dma.org.