LAURA J. MCGILL: President American Institute of Aeronautics & Astr (AIAA)

Laura J. Mcgill is the President of  American Institute of Aeronautics & Astr (AIAA). Laura McGill is the Deputy Laboratories Director for Nuclear Deterrence and the Chief Technology Officer at Sandia National Laboratories. Prior to joining Sandia, she was the Deputy Vice President of Engineering at Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a $15B business of Raytheon Technologies.

She previously served as the Vice President of Engineering at Raytheon Missile Systems, leading all aspects of technical development and execution. From 2007 through 2011, she was the Product Line Chief Engineer for Air Warfare Systems, for which she was responsible for all engineering activities and technical performance of a $2B portfolio of Air-to-Air Missiles, Precision-Strike Air-to-Ground Weapons, and Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.

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Since 1963, members from a single professional society have achieved virtually every milestone in modern American flight. That society is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Created in 1963 by the merger of the two great aerospace societies of the day, the American Rocket Society (founded in 1930 as the American Interplanetary Society), and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (established in 1933 as the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences), AIAA carries forth a proud tradition of more than 80 years of aerospace leadership.