Todd May, formerly manager of NASA’s Space Launch System program, has been named deputy director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
May will succeed 35-year NASA veteran Teresa Vanhooser and be responsible for NASA’s field installations with an annual budget of $2.5 billion, NASA said Tuesday.
“I’m confident that Todd will apply the excellent leadership skills he’s demonstrated as SLS manager to the entire spectrum of space exploration, science and technology missions Marshall manages or supports for NASA,” said Patrick Scheuermann, center director.
May previously served as Marshall’s associate technical director after he held the role of deputy associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA’s Washington headquarters from 2007 to 2008.
Prior to that role, he was the associate program manager of the Constellation Program and deputy director of Marshall’s Science and Mission Systems Office.
He also held the roles of Discovery and New Frontiers Programs manager and deputy manager of the Russian Integration Office.