Marla Perez-Davis, acting director of NASA's Glenn Research Center, has been appointed to assume her role on a full-time basis. She will oversee a workforce of 3,200 personnel with an annual operational $933 million budget in her new role, the space agency said Friday.
Perez-Davis holds experience in the management of agency-level programs at Glenn, having formerly served as the center's deputy director. The senior NASA official first joined Glenn in 1983 and has since held a number of roles such as chief of the center's project liaison and integration office
"Through years of remarkable service at NASA, including Cleveland's own NASA Glenn, Dr. Pérez-Davis has the experience necessary to successfully carry out the mission of the facility and lead the more than 3,000 employees and contractors across NASA Glenn and Plum Brook," said Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio.