For release: 12/09/02
Release #: 02-309
Jonathan Pettus named to key information technology management role at NASA’s Marshall Center
Jonathan Pettus has been named manager of the Integrated Financial Management Program's Competency Center, a key element for operation of NASA's new set of integrated business systems being led by the Marshall Center. Pettus will oversee business and information technology experts responsible for software development, technical architecture design, and hardware and software for new systems used by all NASA Centers.
Photo: Pettus (NASA\MSFC)
Jonathan Pettus has been named manager of the Integrated Financial Management Program’s Competency Center, a key element for operation of NASA’s new set of integrated business systems being led by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
In the newly created position, Pettus will oversee a group of business and information technology experts who will be responsible for software development, technical architecture design, and hardware and software sustaining support for the new systems that will be used by all NASA Centers. The group most recently was responsible for the integration and technical architecture components of the critical financial management that has been implemented at both Marshall Space Flight Center and Glenn Research Center. The overall program goal is to increase efficiency of operations and provide NASA decision makers with more timely and reliable information.
In his position, part of Marshall’s Center Operations Directorate, Pettus will be responsible for all aspects of the information technology needed for the new financial management program.
Pettus previously served as integration project manager of the Integrated Financial Management Program at Marshall when the Center began working on its implementation of the program in 2000.
Pettus joined the Marshall Center in 1991 as an electronics engineer in the Institutional and Program Support Office, where he helped develop Marshall’s first Web site. In 1997, he became a computer engineer in Marshall’s Information Services Department, where he designed software that provided all employees access to NASA business information from their desktop computers.
During his NASA career, Pettus has received a number of professional awards, including the Center Director’s Commendation Award, a NASA Certificate of Appreciation, and the NASA Medal for Exceptional Service – a prestigious award given for significant, sustained performance characterized by unusual initiative or creativity.
A native of Killen, Ala., Pettus graduated from Brooks High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in math and computer science in 1987 from the University of North Alabama in Florence. In 1995, he earned a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
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