The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) will host its first Executive Roundtable event of 2015 March 17, 2015 from 8 to 9 a.m., featuring Clayton Turner, Acting Deputy Director at NASA’s Langley Research Center.
The event will be held at the Peninsula Chamber offices at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100, in Hampton, Va. 23666.
The community is invited to attend. There is no registration fee. Register before March 15 at www.VaPeninsulaChamber.com.
Turner will discuss “An Update to NASA Langley’s Budget: A Focus on Upcoming Procurements and Regional Partnerships.”
NASA’s Langley Research Center, founded in 1917, was the nation’s first civilian aeronautical research facility and NASA’s first field center. It directly borders Poquoson and Langley Air Force Base
The NASA Langley team researches solutions to challenges ranging from global climate change and access to space, to air travel, and future aviation vehicles.
For more information about this or other Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce events, contact Suzy Johnson, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757.232.2000.
ABOUT CLAYTON P. TURNER
Turner graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1990 and began his career with NASA serving as a design engineer with the Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment project where he spearheaded development of the laser aligning, bore-sight limit system.
Over the next 24 years, Turner served in various roles with progressively increasing responsibility where he led the organizations’ engineering contributions to many successful flight projects including the Earth Science Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation Project, the Earth observing technology GAS Permeable Polymer Materials Project, the Shuttle Program return-to-flight, the flight test of the Area 1-X vehicle, the flight test of the Orion Launch Abort System, and the entry, decent, and landing segment of the Mars Science Laboratory Project.
Throughout his career, Turner has received many prestigious awards, including the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal, the Paul F. Holloway Non-Aerospace Technology Transfer Award, and he is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
ABOUT THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) serves the Cities of Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; and James City County and York County.
VPCC is a business association that "Connects Business with Opportunity" through Facilitation, Advocacy, Communication and Education.
In addition to helping lead the business community on public policy impacting the Virginia Peninsula workforce, the VPCC hosts a series of programs, including the annual State of the City events for Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; the Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum; Military Day, Job Fair and Recognition Luncheon; Young Entrepreneurs Academy; Pink Bag Lunches; and Business Connections, in addition to numerous business roundtables. As of 2013, YEA! Has graduated 1,394 students who have started over 1,000 businesses and social movements.
The VPCC is located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton. For more information, call 757.262.2000 or email info(at)vpcc(dot)org.
Connect to the VPCC online at http://www.vapeninsulachamber.com and via LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.