Dr Deborah Barnhart

CEO/Exec Dir
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Dr. Barnhart is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The Center is the official Visitor Center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the showcase for Redstone Arsenal and defense programs, an Official Visitor Center for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and a Smithsonian Affiliate. Dr. Barnhart’s career spans four decades of service in commercial industry, government, aerospace and defense. A retired Navy Captain (0-6), she was one of the first ten women assigned to duty aboard ships and commanded five units in her 26 year career. She was Vice President of three Dow 30 aerospace and defense companies, serving in manufacturing business development, program and research management, and congressional lobbying for Honeywell International, McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), and United Technologies Aerospace.

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