Press Release

Johns Hopkins APL’s Andersen Elected to AIAA Board of Trustees

Nancy Andersen, a systems engineer at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has been elected to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) board of trustees as an at-large member.

Andersen has been extensively involved in various AIAA focus areas, including technical activities, conferences, governance restructuring, council of directors, mentoring and honors and awards.

“Over 30-plus years, I’ve had the opportunity to help shape and execute AIAA’s path in the various roles I have taken on as a volunteer leader within the AIAA community,” she said.

She added that her technical background and involvement in sponsor domains such as military readiness, supply chain analysis, video surveillance systems and technology assessments make her uniquely qualified to provide AIAA with strategic input.

“I started my career in the aerospace field, but I have since supported many sponsor domains,” she said. “I hope to bring my knowledge, awareness and perspectives of fields adjacent to the aerospace community in my role as a trustee to help shape AIAA’s future.”

Andersen has been recognized many times by the organization. She received the AIAA 2020 Sustained Service Award for significant service and contributions, and in 2018 was honored as an AIAA fellow for her service and notable contributions to the national security and aerospace communities.

She holds a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Andersen arrived at APL in 2014 after nearly two decades at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. She currently serves as a systems engineer and project manager in APL’s Asymmetric Operations Sector, as well as acting assistant program manager for Warfighter Health and Readiness in the Global Health Mission Area, where she supports research, development and engineering to enhance data capture, availability, quality and standards, information sharing and utilization, and operationalizing data and analytics. Her work is focused on growing and developing critical challenges for the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Wing, the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Program Executive Office and the Defense Health Agency.

Andersen’s tenure as a trustee begins in May, following the AIAA’s spring board meetings and awards gala in Washington, D.C.