For release: 05/15/02
Release #: 02-120
Jody Singer named deputy manager of Space Shuttle Project Office
Jody A. Singer has been named deputy manager of the Space Shuttle Projects Office at the Marshall Center. Singer will oversee the work of several hundred engineers and technicians responsible for the flight safety, performance and hardware integrity of the Space Shuttle's propulsion elements -- including the Main Engines, Solid Rocket Boosters, Reusable Solid Rocket Motors and External Tank.
Photo: Singer (NASA/MSFC)
Jody A. Singer has been named deputy manager of the Space Shuttle Projects Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
In her new position, Singer will oversee the work of several hundred engineers and technicians who are responsible for the flight safety, performance and hardware integrity of the Space Shuttle’s propulsion elements including the Main Engines, Solid Rocket Boosters, Reusable Solid Rocket Motors and External Tank.
As deputy manager, Singer joins the elite Senior Executive Service, a corps of men and women who administer public programs at the top levels of federal government.
Singer was previously assistant manager of the Space Shuttle Project Office.
She began her NASA career in 1985 in the Marshall Center’s Program Development Office. She joined the Space Shuttle Projects Office in 1987, where she was responsible for tracking and evaluating contractor hardware deliveries on the Space Shuttle Main Engine Project.
She was appointed program business manager for the Space Shuttle’s External Tank Project in 1990, and became the project’s assistant manager in 1996. She was appointed deputy of the External Tank Project in 1998, and served in that capacity until assigned as assistant manager of the Space Shuttle Project Office in 2000.
Singer has been recognized with NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal, the Agency’s award for Improved Financial and Resource Management, and as a Space Flight Awareness Honoree. She also participated in two NASA Fellowships: at the Simmons College Graduate School of Management in Boston, and at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa. NASA Fellowship participants are chosen for their leadership, management ability, work experience and achievements.
Singer received her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.