APL Civil Space Leadership

Space Exploration Sector and Civil Space Mission Area Leadership Team

Driven by national service, natural curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, the technically diverse professionals of APL’s Space Exploration Sector create innovative solutions to our nation’s most complex space science and engineering challenges. The sector includes two mission areas – Civil Space and National Security Space – and pulls expertise from across APL’s 8,000-member staff.

Space Exploration Sector Executive Leadership

Photo of Mike R, Head, Space Exploration Sector

Michael Ryschkewitsch

Sector Head

Photo of Jason Kalirai Mission Area Executive, Civil Space

Jason Kalirai

Mission Area Executive, Civil Space

Photo of Patrick Binning Mission Area Executive, National Security Space

Patrick Binning

Mission Area Executive, National Security Space

Photo of Ann Darrin Managing Executive, Space Exploration Sector

Ann Darrin

Managing Executive

Photo of Andy Driesman, Deputy Managing Executive, Space Exploration Sector

Andy Driesman

Deputy Managing Executive

Photo of William Liggett, Operations Executive, Space Exploration Sector

William Liggett

Operations Executive
 

Civil Space Mission Area Leadership

Jason Kalirai – Mission Area Executive
Steve Arnold – Deputy Mission Area Executive
Rick Fitzgerald – Program Area Manager
Patrick Hill – Deputy Program Area Manager
Elena Adams – Strategic Integration Manager
Dana Hurley – Planetary Sciences Lead
George Ho – Solar and Space Physics Lead