Headliners Luncheon with National Air & Space Museum Director Dr. Ellen R. Stofan
Wharton Club members & their guests are invited to this Headliners Luncheon at National Press Club
- Dr. Ellen R. Stofan, former chief scientist at NASA and the first female director of the National Air and Space Museum, will share her vision for the future of the Museum and how the museum is helping lead the national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Lunar Program at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, October 22.
- Stofan, who was named the John and Adrienne Mars director of the National Air and Space Museum this past April, brings more than 25 years of relevant experience to the position. Most recently, Stofan was chief scientist at NASA (2013-2016), serving as the principal advisor to former Administrator Charles Bolden on NASA’s strategic planning and programs.
- Prior to joining the team at NASA, Dr. Stofan served for 13 years as vice president and senior scientist at Proxemy Research, a Washington-area consulting firm specializing in planetary research.
- Dr. Stofan earned her bachelor’s degree in geology at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and her master’s and doctoral degrees at Brown University, both in geological sciences. Dr. Stofan has received numerous awards and honors for her career accomplishments, including the Presidential Early Award for Scientists and Engineers and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.
- VIP Reception 12:00-12:30 p.m (you will be informed if your request is granted. PREFERENCE to President's Club & Lifetime Members)
- Lunch from 12:30-1:00 p.m.
- 1:00-2:00 p.m.: The speaker's remarks and Q&A from the audience.
Please call Alan Schlaifer at 301-365-8999 if you'd to be considered to attend the reception (if there is one) from 12:30-1:00 pm with the speaker. (He may only bring a few guests, preference for President's Club and Lifetime Members).
Where: National Press Club, Ballroom, 13th Floor, 14th & F Streets, N.W., just two blocks from Metro Center
Metro, Parking: Metro Center; several private garages within a few blocks.
Reservations: $39/person for current Wharton Club members and their guests only. You must reserve in advance on our site. We have only a limited number of seats, so Members may purchase seats only for themselves and up to three guests, if desired. (Photo: on the Natl Press Club website, press.org)