NASA Marshall’s Tracy Lamm completes future leaders program
Tracy Lamm, a government relations officer at the Marshall Space Flight Center
in Huntsville, Ala., recently graduated from NASA’s 2000-2001 Professional Development
Program for future leaders.
Participants in the yearlong program engage in an intensive development process
that combines work assignments, leadership workshops, briefings by NASA’s leadership,
training opportunities and individual coaching. The goal is to provide future
leaders with a broader perspective of NASA and the impact of its programs. Lamm’s
assignments while in Washington, D.C., were at NASA Headquarters and on Capitol
Hill serving on a legislative fellowship to U.S. Congressman Bart Gordon of
As Marshall’s government relations officer, Lamm is the senior legislative
affairs specialist for the Government and Community Relations Department. He
oversees activities between the Marshall Center and various local, state and
federal elected officials, community leaders and contractors and their professional
Lamm began his NASA career in 1987 as a contracting officer and has been a
legislative affairs specialist since 1998. He is the recipient of several NASA
Marshall group achievement awards.
The best part of his job, Lamm says, is “informing others about the benefits
NASA provides to industry, state and local governments and to the public.”
Lamm grew up in Huntsville and graduated from Butler High School. He is a graduate
of the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he earned a bachelor’s degree
in management and marketing in 1986, and a bachelor’s degree in procurement
in 1988. He also earned a master’s degree in contract acquisition management
in 1990 from the Florida Institute of Technology at Huntsville and currently
he is enrolled in a graduate certificate program in international science and
technology policy at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Earlier
this year, he received a certificate in legislative studies from Georgetown
University’s Government Affairs Institute, also in the Washington, D.C. area.
When he’s not working, Lamm enjoys church, family, community service, reading
His mother, Marie Lamm, lives in Huntsville.
Lamm and his wife, Nancy, reside in Athens. They have two children.