National Security Space Association Adds Eight New Members to Board

National Security Space Association Adds Eight New Members to Board

The National Security Space Association has named eight new members to its board of directors.

The appointments came a month after NSSA added Lester Lyles, a retired Air Force general, and Stephanie O'Sullivan, former principal deputy director of national intelligence, to the board, the association said Tuesday.

The new board members are:

  • Dan Piemont, co-founder and chief financial officer of ABL Space Systems
  • John "J.R." Riordan, senior vice president of business development at Parsons’ (NYSE: PSN) space and geospatial solutions business
  • Joseph Fargnoli, chief technology officer at Theia Group
  • Manny Mora, VP and general manager of space and intelligence systems at General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) mission systems business
  • Maria Demaree, VP and GM of mission solutions at Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) space business
  • Michael Dempsey, VP for corporate, strategy and development, space, intelligence and cyber at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)
  • Vicki Schmanske, president of intelligence group at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS)
  • Wallis Laughrey, VP of space and C2 Systems at Raytheon Technologies’ (NYSE: RTX) intelligence and space business

Check Also


KBR Wins Potential $93M Navy Combat Integration System Support IDIQ

KBR’s (NYSE: KBR) government services business has won a potential five-year, $92.6M contract to engineer and produce datalink systems and associated platforms for the U.S. Navy’s combat operations.


DLA Awards Logistics Modernization Integration Support IDIQs to Advantaged Solutions, United Defense International

Advantaged Solutions and United Defense International have each received a potential five-year, $265M contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for logistics modernization integration support.