NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, has announced senior leadership changes with the retirement of one executive team member and the appointment of two others, including the first female to hold one of the site’s top three leadership positions. The changes are effective Jan. 2, 2021.
John Bailey, who currently serves as the center’s associate director, has been selected as the site’s new deputy director. He will be succeeded by Mary Byrd, who currently serves as director of the Center Operations Directorate at Stennis. The moves were necessitated by the announced retirement of current Deputy Director Randy Galloway. Bailey, a native of Mobile, Alabama, has more than 31 years of federal service, which includes almost 22 years with NASA. Byrd, a native of Louisiana, has served in several roles at Stennis and as center operations director since 2018. Galloway, a native of Kemper County, Mississippi, concludes a distinguished career of 34 years of service to NASA.