Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Leadership changes at SSC

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - NASA’s Stennis Space Center (SSC) near Bay St. Louis has announced a senior leadership change with selection of longtime employee Rodney McKellip as its new associate director. McKellip, a native of Picayune, Miss., and resident of Slidell, La., has been serving as director of the Stennis Center Operations Directorate. In his new role, he succeeds Mary Byrd, who was selected as Stennis associate director a year ago, becoming the first woman to hold one of the three NASA front office posts on site. Byrd recently announced her plan to retire, with both leadership changes effective by the end of the year. (Source: NASA/SSC, 12/29/21)