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Editorial Staff

Ben Iannotta

Ben Iannotta

Editor-in-Chief

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beni@aiaa.org

Ben became editor-in-chief of Aerospace America in 2013, after two decades as a contributor. He was editor of C4ISR Journal, a military intelligence magazine, and has written for Air & Space Smithsonian, Popular Mechanics and Space News.

Karen Small

Karen Small

Associate Editor

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KarenS@aiaa.org

Karen has more than 30 years of experience editing articles for print and web. She joined Aerospace America in 2017 after working for almost two decades at the Military Times newsweeklies.

Tom Risen

Tom Risen

Staff reporter

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tomr@aiaa.org

As our staff reporter, Tom covers breaking news and writes features. He has reported for U.S. News & World Report, Slate and Atlantic Media.

Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson

Production Editor

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GregW@aiaa.org

Greg has worked as a copy editor and graphic designer for several community newspapers and trade publications. He became production editor of Aerospace America in 2007.

Christine Williams

Christine Williams

Editor, AIAA Bulletin

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ChristineW@aiaa.org

Christine is in charge of the magazine’s AIAA Bulletin section, a compendium of news and information about AIAA’s many initiatives and the important work of its 30,000 members in the United States and abroad. Christine became AIAA Bulletin editor in 2000.

Contributors

Keith Button

Keith Button

Contributor

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buttonkeith@gmail.com

Keith has written for C4ISR Journal and Hedge Fund Alert, where he broke news of the 2007 Bear Stearns hedge fund blowup that kicked off the global credit crisis.

Henry Canaday

Henry Canaday

Contributor

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htcanaday@aol.com

A former energy economist, Henry has written for Air Transport World, Aviation Week and other aviation publications for more than two decades.

Adam Hadhazy

Adam Hadhazy

Contributor

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adamhadhazy@gmail.com

Adam writes about astrophysics and technology. His work has appeared in Discover and New Scientist magazines.

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Contributor

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skywalking1@gmail.com

Tom flew on four space shuttle missions, including his last flight, STS-98, in which he led three spacewalks to install the American Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station. Tom is a senior research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition.

Michael Peck

Michael Peck

Contributor

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michael.peck1@gmail.com

Michael writes about defense and space technology. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy magazine, The National Interest and C4ISRNet magazine.

Joe Stumpe

Joe Stumpe

Contributor

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jstumpe@cox.net

A freelance reporter based in Wichita, Kansas, Joe has written for The New York Times, Agence France-Presse and The Huffington Post.

Debra Werner

Debra Werner

Contributor

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werner.debra@gmail.com

A frequent contributor to Aerospace America, Debra is also a West Coast correspondent for Space News.

Anatoly Zak

Anatoly Zak

Contributor

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agzak@russianspaceweb.com

The publisher of RussianSpaceWeb.com, Anatoly has also written for Air & Space Smithsonian magazine.

Publishing Staff

Sandy Magnus

Sandra H. Magnus

Publisher

Sandy is executive director of AIAA and a former astronaut. In 2002, Sandy operated the shuttle Atlantis robotic arm during an assembly mission to the International Space Station. In 2008, she rode Endeavour to the station for a four-and-a-half-month expedition. In 2011, she was loadmaster during the shuttle program’s final mission, STS-135. Sandy has a Ph.D. from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech, and worked at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Co. before joining NASA.

Rodger Williams

Rodger S. Williams

Deputy Publisher

Rodger is AIAA’s managing director for strategic outreach. In addition to his deputy publisher role at Aerospace America, he oversees corporate communications and branding; marketing and promotion across all product lines; relationship management for AIAA’s industry partners and public policy. Rodger joined AIAA in 1993.