Robert Lightfoot, a 29-year NASA veteran and former acting administrator of the space agency, has been appointed to serve as president of LSINC.
“His forward-thinking and consensus-building leadership style brings a new dimension to how we can work with those we serve,” Alicia Ryan, LSINC CEO, said in a statementÂ released Wednesday.
Lightfoot led the agency NASA on an acting basis fromÂ Jan. 20, 2017 to April 23, 2018 and also served as itsÂ associate administrator, the highest-ranking civil service position at the agency.
Before that, he was director at theÂ Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, where heÂ managedÂ space transportation, propulsion and scientific efforts.
He spent two years at NASA’s Washington headquarters and helped develop strategies for returning theÂ Space ShuttleÂ fleet to flight.
Huntsville, Ala.-basedÂ LSINC is a woman-owned company that offersÂ engineering, strategy, product development, communications, security and intelligence services to the government sector.