Rhega Gordon Named Center Chief Financial Officer for NASA\'s Marshall Space Flight Center
26 February 2019
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has announced the appointment of Rhega Gordon to the Senior Executive Service position of center chief financial officer for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The Senior Executive Service is the personnel system covering top managerial positions in federal agencies.
Gordon will oversee implementation and administration of all integrated Marshall and NASA financial management, including all aspects of planning, programming, budget and execution processes and guidelines for distribution of financial resources.
Prior to her appointment, Gordon served as deputy center CFO since July 2013 and as acting center CFO since the retirement of Marshall CFO William Hicks in January.
Previously, Gordon was manager of the Planning and Control Office in Marshall's Flight Programs and Partnerships Office and manager of the Science and Mission Systems Program Planning and Control Office. She managed the Instrument & Payload Systems Department Resources Group, part of Marshall's Engineering Directorate; and she was also manager of the Engineering Directorate's Payload and Technology Business Office and Space Systems Payloads and Project Offices.
Gordon was appointed team lead in Marshall's Flight Projects Directorate after beginning her NASA career in 1991 as an engineer in Marshall's Ground Systems Department of the Mission Operations Laboratory.
A native of Athens, Alabama, Gordon earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1991. During her NASA career, she has received numerous awards and honors, including a NASA Exceptional Service Medal for outstanding leadership as manager of the Planning and Control Office in the Flight Programs and Partnerships Office; NASA Distinguished Performance Awards for successful execution of science and mission resources and for successful collaboration and integration of engineering organizations and facility resources, respectively; 12 special service awards; and 10 group achievement awards. She was named a Space Flight Awareness Launch Honoree in 2002.
Gordon and her husband, Orlando "Fritz" Gordon, live in Madison, Alabama, with their two children.
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