NASA’s Pérez-Davis to Speak at Athena Dinner

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Marla Pérez-Davis, deputy director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland will be the keynote speaker for the 26th Annual Athena Award Dinner May 17 at Mr. Anthony’s.

Pérez-Davis shares with the center director responsibility for planning, organizing and managing the agency level programs and projects assigned to the center.

Before her current assignment, Pérez-Davis was deputy director of the research and engineering directorate, where she was responsible for leading, planning, coordinating and managing all phases of Glenn’s research and engineering activities to accomplish NASA missions.

Pérez-Davis is the recipient of NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal; 2015 Crain’s Women of Note, the Top 25 Elite Business Women, Hispanic Business Magazine; Women of Color Career Achievement; Distinguished Alumni Award Alumni Association of University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez; Women in Aerospace Award for Aerospace Awareness; Women of Color Technology Award for Career Achievement; and the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Santiago Rodriguez Diversity Award.

Today is the last day to send in a nominations for the Athena Awards.

Click here to download the nomination form and for more information.

Pictured: Marla Pérez-Davis

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